Atmosphere

Emissions from Fossil Fuels Continue to Rise
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Emissions from Fossil Fuels Continue to Rise

Scientists’ annual checkup on Earth’s carbon cycle found that burning oil, coal, and natural gas is impeding progress to limit climate change.

Published Mar 5, 2024

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Fires in Guatemala
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Fires in Guatemala

The blaze near Quetzaltenango was one of several burning across the country.  

Published Feb 27, 2024

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Making Sense of Holes in the Clouds
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Making Sense of Holes in the Clouds

Scientists speculated about these holes for decades, but it’s now well understood that cavum clouds are caused by airplanes.

Published Feb 26, 2024

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A Rare Tropical Storm in the South Atlantic
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A Rare Tropical Storm in the South Atlantic

Akará is only the third such storm recorded in the region since 2015.

Published Feb 20, 2024

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Potent Storm Drenches California
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Potent Storm Drenches California

Torrential rain fell on southern parts of the state, the product of an intense atmospheric river.

Published Feb 7, 2024

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