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November 02, 2015

Fireworks Are Fun but Can Reduce Atmospheric Visibility

To some, holidays such as Bastille Day, Independence Day, and New Year’s Eve, as well as major sporting events, wouldn’t be the same without fireworks. But in a new Weather article, Dr. Francis Pope and his colleagues highlight the negative effects of fireworks on visibility and short-term air quality.

July 09, 2015

Society Has Been Discussing Climate Change’s Impacts Long Before We Knew It Existed

For the first time, a new analysis shows an impact of climate change on human society long before we knew the climate was actually changing.

12:00 AM EDT April 10, 2014

Iceberg Risk Greater Today Than the Titanic Year of 1912, Study Claims

Scientists are challenging the theory that icebergs made 1912, the year RMS Titanic was lost to the North Atlantic, an exceptionally hazardous year for shipping.

March 03, 2014

How Ancient Greek Plays Allow us to Reconstruct Europe’s Climate

The open air plays of the Ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, Weather reports.

December 02, 2012

Origin of the Clouds: Scientists Call for Man-Made Clouds to be Officially Recognized

Long before mankind developed flight, humans were changing the skies above us. From industrial pollution to jet engine contrails, man-made clouds have become a permanent feature of the sky. Writing in Weather, scientists from Barcelona explore the origins of these man-made cloud formations and argue that ‘anthropoclouds’ should be promoted as an entirely new and separate classification.

7:00 PM EST February 26, 2012

Ancient Arabic Writings Help Scientists Piece Together Past Climate

Ancient manuscripts written by Arabic scholars can provide valuable meteorological information to help modern scientists reconstruct the climate of the past, a new study has revealed. The research, published in Weather, analyses the writings of scholars, historians and diarists in Iraq during the Islamic Golden Age between 816-1009 AD for evidence of abnormal weather patterns.

September 24, 2010

Scientists Use Records From First Fleet’s Voyage to Botany Bay To Find Lost Pieces of Climate Puzzle

Climate scientists from around the world are meeting in New Zealand this month as part of an immense global effort to recover lost weather data from the past.

August 02, 2010

Mallory And Irvine: Did Extreme Weather Cause Their Disappearance?

The disapperance of Legendary mountain climbers Mallory and Irvine may have due to previously unconsidered extreme weather conditions, reports the journal Weather. 

January 05, 2010

Scientists Create Early-Warning System to Defend Rare Jersey Cows from Continental Disease

"Major and Unprecedented Epidemic" Spread Through Europe due to Climate Change, reports Weather. 

June 26, 2009

Climate Phenomenon influences England's Chances in the Australian Leg of the Ashes

El Nino Appears to Make Australian Win More Likely