Department of Energy announces $15 million for ecosystem and climate modeling research

“The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $15 million in funding for 27 projects in atmospheric and ecological sciences in an effort to improve the power of Earth system models to predict weather and climate. Selected projects cover a range of topics in both atmospheric and terrestrial ecosystem studies, ranging from the role of aerosols…

Scientists say ocean circulation is slowing. Here’s why you should care.

“There are already signs that the weakening is having an effect. In 2015, scientists traced the imminent collapse of the commercially important cod fishery in the region to rapidly warming water in the Gulf of Maine, which fits the pattern of slowing Atlantic circulation. Record-warm water off the East Coast that helped fuel 2011’s destructive…
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