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Stories with subject: Atmospheric science
  • UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope' 
    Updated: May-06-15 11:20 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday.

  • Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.

  • Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 12:44 pm

    NORMAN, Oklahoma - Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.

  • Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 2:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.

  • UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 12:09 pm

    VATICAN CITY - The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in Paris.

  • Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 11:03 am

    WASHINGTON - If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.

  • Beyond the money, storm chasers out to save people's lives 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 12:31 pm

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The moment, almost 20 years later, remains crystal clear in the mind of Tommy Self.

  • Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 7:32 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Gov't study: climate change could reduce sage grouse habitat 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 1:13 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Government scientists say a warming climate could significantly reduce the amount of greater sage grouse habitat in portions of Wyoming, a key stronghold for the troubled bird species.

  • UTEP wins $5 million grant to study shrinking water supply 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 11:34 am

    EL PASO, Texas - The University of Texas at El Paso has won a $4.9 million grant to lead a study of how to do more with less water.

  • Researchers say permafrost carbon release will be gradual 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 5:50 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Frozen Arctic and sub-Arctic soil that thaws from global warming will add substantial amounts of carbon to the atmosphere in the form of greenhouse gases, accelerating climate change the rest of the century, but it won't come in a sudden burst, researchers say in a new paper.

  • Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 4:26 am

    DENVER - Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas.

  • Push for cleaner stoves in poor countries to cut pollution 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 5:16 am

    NEW DELHI - Every evening, hundreds of millions of Indian women hover over crude stoves making dinner for their families. They feed the flames with polluting fuels like kerosene or cow dung, and breathe the acrid smoke wafting from the fires.