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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: Environmental Sciences
DOE research seeks to understand basic chemical, physical, and biological processes of the earthís atmosphere, land, and oceans and how these processes may be affected by energy production and use, primarily the emission of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion. Understanding global climate change and the ability to predict climate over decades or centuries will enable the development of science-based solutions to reduce and minimize the impacts of climate change and better plan for the nationís future energy needs.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contribute to prestigious climate report

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contribute to prestigious climate report

Thomas Wilbanks and Benjamin Preston, both of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are among the 309 coordinating lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group II report. The report, which was released in Japan on March 31, found that climate change isn't just a problem for future generations, but also impacts humans in the present day.

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Human-induced climate change reduces chance of flooding in Okavango Delta

Researchers at the University of Cape Town, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the United Nations Development Programme have analyzed how human-induced climate change has affected recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa -- the Okavango River. After running a number of simulations, they found that greenhouse gas emissions have substantially reduced the chance of the floods in the region.

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Human-induced climate change reduces chance of flooding in Okavango Delta

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New project is the ACME of addressing climate change
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A global temperature conundrum: Cooling or warming climate?
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8-Aug-2014
Water's reaction with metal oxides opens doors for researchers
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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