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Patterns in Monsoons: Climate Change or Human Error?

Patterns in Monsoons: Climate Change or Human Error?

🕔20:21, 29.Mar 2015

A historical record of monsoon depressions shows that a certain type of monsoon storm is on the decline. Yale postdoctorate fellow Naftali Cohen explores this claim with professor William Boos, providing new insight and revising our understanding of how our climate works.

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GMO OMG: A Documentary Lacking Sufficient Science

GMO OMG: A Documentary Lacking Sufficient Science

🕔19:37, 29.Mar 2015

A documentary on GMOs fails to provide a sufficient scientific explanation of the pertaining issues.

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Rising to the Surface: Land-use and the return of ancient carbon

Rising to the Surface: Land-use and the return of ancient carbon

🕔23:05, 5.Mar 2015

New research by F&ES graduates indicates that human land-use and soil disturbance are releasing significant quantities of ancient carbon from soils into aquatic systems. Some of this long-sequestered carbon enters the atmosphere and contributes to carbon dioxide accumulation.

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Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather

🕔01:22, 20.Jan 2015

Mythbusters: The Not-So-Simple Weather
In spite of recent efforts made by government-initiated programs and millions of dollars allocated to meteorological research, weather prediction remains an inexact science.

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Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

Shining Light on the Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones

🕔20:58, 18.Jan 2015

The stones scattered throughout a dry, flat lakebed in Death Valley move parallel to each other by a force that has remained a mystery for decades. Researchers from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography have debunked previous theories by seeing first-hand that slow-flowing thin sheets of ice are responsible for the phenomenon.

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Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

🕔13:18, 18.Jan 2015

A recent Yale-led study illustrated that soil critters play a huge role in ecosystem structure and dynamics, which has important implications for agricultural and land use management.

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To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

To Understand Combustion, Yale Engineers Look to the Skies

🕔13:13, 18.Jan 2015

Soot formation during combustion is a highly important process, both in terms of safety in space and in terms of pollution back on Earth. A team of Yale engineers has been invited by NASA to perform combustion experiments in space to develop mathematical models of this process.

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Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

🕔12:31, 30.Dec 2014

Using advanced computer modeling and three million years worth of climate data, Dr. Nadine Unger has pioneered new research on the way vegetation affects climate change.

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A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

🕔14:26, 5.Oct 2014

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird.

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Google grant encourages F&ES research

Google grant encourages F&ES research

🕔21:58, 1.Jul 2014

The Google Earth Engine Research Award was presented to a team of F&ES researchers and Yale Professor Dr. Chadwick Oliver to facilitate their land stewardship work in Wyoming.

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