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What are atmospheric rivers? Will climate change make them worse?

High above California, flowing streams of vapor called atmospheric rivers are responsible for unleashing record rains and deadly floods that have put millions of people under an evacuation order. As the state braces for another round of atmospheric rivers over the next week, experts from Northeastern University explain the science behind the weather event and whether climate change and global warming will increase the intensity of rainfall associated with these…
January 12, 2023
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Why It’s Crucial That Scientists Lend, Not Toss, Specimens from Antarctica

Not everybody can travel to Antarctica for months at a time to study the continent’s unique ecology, flora and fauna. Now two Northeastern University professors are among those calling for the establishment of an Antarctic biorepository to make sure that any serious researcher who wants to study the birds, animals, plants and microorganisms of the polar south gets a chance to do so.
January 09, 2023

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