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December 26, 2014--Biggest cloud-seeding experiment yet only sparks more debate (Live Science)

Meteorologists first conceived of seeding clouds as a way to increase rainfall in 1946, working at General Electric's laboratories in Schenectady, New York. But in the nearly 60 years since then, it has remained unclear whether human attempts to make it snow actually work.


December 10, 2013--Global warming is unpaused and stuck on fast forward, new research shows (The Guardian)

New research by Kevin Trenberth and John Fasullo of the National Center for Atmospheric Research investigates how the warming of the Earth's climate has behaved over the past 15 years compared with the previous few decades.


November 18, 2013--Can planners stop drought harming the tourist dollar? (Environmental Research Web)

In many regions tourism and recreation contribute massively to the economy, but there’s been little study of how drought can affect them. Now a team from the US has developed a new framework for minimizing the vulnerability of these sectors to drought.


January 9, 2012--Study: Hail may disappear from Colorado's Front Range by 2070 (Summit Daily)

Summertime hail could all but disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado's Rocky Mountains by 2070, says a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Colorado Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.


October 19, 2010--Drought may threaten much of globe within decades, analysis predicts (Science Daily)

The United States and many other heavily populated countries face a growing threat of severe and prolonged drought in coming decades, according to a new study by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientist Aiguo Dai.


July 26, 2008--Flash-flood research could improve forecasting (Boulder Daily Camera)

A new forecasting system being tested this summer could give those living near vulnerable creeks and rivers better notice of potentially deadly flash floods during intense storms.


June 16, 2008--LA County hopes to fend off drought with cloud-seeding program (LA Times)

Hoping to wring water from the skies, a parched Los Angeles County plans to launch an $800,000 cloud-seeding project in the San Gabriel Mountains that officials believe will boost rainfall and raise the levels of local reservoirs.


June 11, 2008--Sea ice melt could thaw permafrost, too (Environmental News Network)

Scientists tracking a dramatic shrinkage in Arctic sea ice over the past few years have come to a worrisome conclusion: If the trend continues, it could speed up the mel


May 27, 2008--Fed report says climate change risks crops, water (Denver Post)

Climate change is increasing the risk of U.S. crop failures, depleting the nation's water resources and contributing to outbreaks of invasive species and insects, according to a federal report released Tuesday. Those and other problems for the U.S.


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