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Aug 19, 2015 China’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions May Have Been Overstated by More Than 10%
HONG KONG — Scientists may have been overestimating China’s emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas driving global warming, by more than 10 percent, because of inaccurate assumptions about the country’s coal-burning, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study’s finding, ...
Aug 19, 2015 Hurricane-vergence: Katrina's 10th Birthday, New Tropical Storm, UCI-NASA Link Fires
As if on cue, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is coming as weather forecasters reveal a tropical storm may become the first hurricane of the 2015 North Atlantic season while UC Irvine and NASA unveil research showing a strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the...
Aug 19, 2015 Amazon Basin Fire Risk has been Linked to North Atlantic Hurricane Activity
As the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and NASA recently discovered a new link between the dry Amazon basin and moisture pulled from the Amazon by the whirl of North Atlantic storm activity.   "The ocean conditions...
Aug 18, 2015 UCI, NASA researchers find link between Amazon fire risk, devastating hurricanes
Irvine, Calif., Aug. 18, 2015 – Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the...
Aug 14, 2015 The Search for Greenland's Missing Ice
When viewed from above, the fjords of Greenland look like arteries carrying water and ice from the heart of the mainland ice sheet. At the head of these fjords are some of the world’s largest glaciers. Called marine-terminating glaciers, they constantly recede and advance with the change of the...
Aug 11, 2015 Winds are blowing Chinese ozone pollution to the American West
An article published on Monday in Nature Geoscience argues that the reason the American West is falling short on ozone pollution reduction may have less to do with their own efforts, and more to do with China. NASA researchers teamed up with scientist from the Netherlands to conduct the study,...
Jul 30, 2015 One Higgs is the loneliest number
When physicists discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, they declared the Standard Model of particle physics complete; they had finally found the missing piece of the particle puzzle. And yet, many questions remain about the basic components of the universe, including: Did we find the one and only type...
Jul 28, 2015 Greenland ice
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory battled rough waters and an onslaught of icebergs for 3 summers to map for the first time the remote channels below Greenland's glaciers that flow into the ocean.  
Jul 28, 2015 NASA launches mission to Greenland
When the retired fishing trawler MV Cape Race sets off along Greenland’s west coast this week, it will start hauling in a scientific catch that promises to improve projections of how the ice-covered island will fare in a warming world. The ship’s cruise is the initial phase of a six-year air and...
Jul 27, 2015 Jonathan Feng Appointment as Simons Investigator in The New York Times
The Simons Foundation congratulates the awardees wo have been selected as Simons Investigators in 2015 in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, the mathematical modeling of living systems and Math+X. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for...

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