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Global Warming ‘Pause’ Since 1998 Reflects Natural Fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Researchers Provide Guide to Household Water Conservation

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A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits.

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The Bend in the Appalachian Mountain Chain Is Finally Explained

The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland—except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers from the College of New Jersey and the University of Rochester now know what caused that bend—a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago.

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Colorado State University Researchers Team with Google/Environmental Defense Fund to Map Methane Leaks

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A Colorado State University research team helped develop the data analysis tools and the driving routes Google Street View cars took to map methane leaks in Boston, Indianapolis and New York's Staten Island.

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New View of Mount Rainier's Volcanic Plumbing

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By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier’s deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten rock that will erupt again someday.

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Weather Fluctuations Cause People to Seek Information on Climate Change

A URI researcher analyzed Internet search trends and weather patterns and has concluded that people across the United States seek information about climate change when they experience unusual or severe weather events in their area. But findings differed based on political ideology and education levels.

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Tracking the Breakup of Arctic Summer Sea Ice

An international team has placed sensors on and under Arctic sea ice to monitor this season's retreat. Scientists hope to understand the physics of the ice edge in order to predict summer conditions in the Arctic Ocean.

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Eyeing Multiple Scenarios, Conservation Scientists Can Tackle an Uncertain Future

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A new publication from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) illustrates that one way to make pro-active decisions in conservation and natural–resource planning today is to consider various scenarios that may unfold tomorrow.

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