precipitation

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Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
Go West

Scientists Are Surprised That Iconic East-Coast Trees Are Moving West

A new study looks at 30 years' worth of tree data from the eastern US.
Kate Lunau
5.17.17
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Death Toll From Floods in India Jumps to Nearly 270

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed the torrential downpours on climate change, as diplomats meeting in Paris try to secure a global pact on limiting global warming.
Reuters and VICE News
12.3.15
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Dwindling Snowpack Around the World Threatens the Water Supply for 2 Billion People

Researchers at Columbia and Stanford universities say 97 of the world's freshwater basins are at risk of diminished supplies unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
VICE News
11.19.15
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How Climate Change Impacts Women the Most

Gender rights advocates see the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as an opportunity to address the unique ways women are impacted by climate change around the world.
Laura Dattaro
8.31.15
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Scientists Say Climate Change Is Making California's Drought Even Worse

A new study found that high temperatures brought about by global warming probably made the drought 15 to 20 percent worse by sapping rivers and lakes, soil, and vegetation of moisture.
Esha Dey
8.21.15
Canada

The Wettest Place in North America Is Burning

Extreme drought is causing Canada’s only rainforest to dry up, and now it's on fire.
Monica Blaylock
7.9.15
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Climate Change Is Causing a Surge in Extreme Rainfall Events

The number of record-breaking rainstorms jumped 56 percent in Southeast Asia in the last three decades and is up 12 precent worldwide.
VICE News
7.8.15
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Climate Change Might Be Destroying This Ancient Peruvian Archaeological Site

Experts say that more intense rainfall, brought about El Niño, is flooding and eroding the centuries-old Chan Chan site, located on Peru's northwest coast.
Alex Pashley
6.15.15
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Last Month Was the Hottest May on Record in Alaska

Temperatures for the month were over seven degrees warmer than the 20th-century average — the latest in a two-year streak of broken temperature and precipitation records.
Laura Dattaro
6.10.15
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Three-Quarters of Extremely Hot Days Are Because of Climate Change, Say Scientists

While no single event can be attributed to climate change, the likelihood of an extremely hot day occurring is higher because of human greenhouse gas emissions — much like smoking increases a person's chance of contracting cancer.
VICE News
4.28.15
environment

Here's Why These Ancient Mummies Are Oozing Black Goo

Rapidly changing climate conditions are threatening archaeological objects and historical sites around the world, from Chinchorro mummies in Chile to Jamestown in the United States.
Darren Ankrom
3.17.15
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