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Researchers get $1.25 million to advance carbon storage
(Clemson University) Clemson University researchers and their partners at Georgia Institute of Technology, UNAVCO and Grand Resources Inc. received a $1.25 million award from the Department of Energy to develop technology that will significantly improve the ability to monitor and safeguard geologic carbon storage.

GPM measured Tropical Storm Adjali's rainfall before dissipation
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Moderate rainfall was occurring around the center of Tropical Storm Adjali before it dissipated, according to data from NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM satellites.

Livermore scientists show salinity counts when it comes to sea level
(DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Using ocean observations and a large suite of climate models, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that long-term salinity changes have a stronger influence on regional sea level changes than previously thought.

Mediterranean meteorological tide has increased by over a millimetre a year since 1989
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A new database developed by the University of Cantabria (Spain) provides data on sea level variation due to atmospheric changes in the south of Europe between 1948 and 2009. Over the last two decades sea levels have increased in the Mediterranean basin.

Bacterial slime: It's what's for dinner
(Michigan Technological University) It a natural or manmade disaster caused global crop failure, we wouldn't starve, says Joshua Pearce, author of a new book called 'Feeding Everyone No Matter What.' We'd just eat bugs and bacterial slime.

Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlife
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A new cross-disciplinary study provides a comprehensive look at the effects of an extreme weather event in the High Arctic on everything from town infrastructure to the natural environment.

Permafrost soil: Possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last Ice Age
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that were abruptly released to the atmosphere in large quantities around 14,600 years ago.

Cut the salt: Green solutions for highway snow and ice control
(Washington State University) Ice-free pavement. 'Smart snowplows.' Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow and ice control.

Climate change will slow China's progress in reducing infectioius diseases
(Emory Health Sciences) A new study found that by 2030, changes to the global climate could delay China's progress reducing diarrheal and vector-borne diseases by up to seven years.

Bureau of Reclamation invests $9.2 million in water and power research
(Bureau of Reclamation) Following a year of record drought, water managers throughout the west are searching for information and ideas to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply. To meet this growing need for information, Bureau of Reclamation Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan Lpez announced today that Reclamation has awarded $9.2 million for 131 research projects.

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