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Large-Scale Solar and Wind Farms in Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation

Energy generation by wind and solar farms could reduce carbon emissions and thus mitigate anthropogenic climate change. A new climate-modeling study, published in the...

Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy

Nuclear energy has been struggling. Aging reactors are being shut down, a process accelerated after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, and new reactors aren't being...

Kernels of Knowledge: How Land-Use Decisions Affect Crop Productivity

When these conditions become less than optimal, farmers might shift planting dates, switch to or develop a different crop variety, or even look for...

Ocean’s Heat Cycle Shows That Atmospheric Carbon May Be Headed Elsewhere

A recent study in the journal Nature Geosciences examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that existing studies may have misgauged how carbon is...

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in...

Antarctica’s Ice Sheet Is Melting 3 Times Faster Than Before

The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of...

Astronomers observe unprecedented detail in pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth

(Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics) A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history by observing two...

Report: Nuclear Plant Closures Will Hurt The Environment

Study Finds Nuclear Helps Atmosphere: A new study confirms what a growing number of environmentalists have come to accept: nuclear energy is tantamount to...

Scientists Discover How to Harness the Power of Quantum Spookiness by Entangling Clouds of...

From tunneling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre....

Showcasing NASA’s New Spacesuit

NASA engineers are working on a new spacesuit that includes a built-in toilet, a feature that hasn't been a part of NASA spacesuits since...