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Chlorine Makes a Comeback

Circulation slowdown allows ozone-destroying chemical to rebuild in Northern Hemisphere

New study finds that concentrations of hydrogen chloride (HCl) have increased by several percent over much of the Northern Hemisphere since 2007.

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Burning Questions About Winter Cold

Debate continues on what’s causing the midlatitude chill

Old Man Winter seems to have gone maverick in the Northern Hemisphere over the last few years. 2014 is on track to be the warmest globally in more than a century of record-keeping.

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Will Climate Change Shift Renewable Energy Resources?

Scientists map future wind, solar availability

To help provide guidance to utilities, scientists at the NCAR and the NREL have produced maps that show how wind speeds and solar irradiance may evolve by 2060 across the continental United States.

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High-End Weather Modeling, Hour by Hour

New weather-service system has NCAR roots

Founded on an NCAR-based research model, a new weather prediction system will soon be transforming how the National Weather Service simulates and predicts short-range weather threats.

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UCAR, India Join Forces on Weather Technology and Prediction

 U.S. atmospheric researchers and their counterparts in India will join forces to advance weather forecasting and technology under a new agreement between UCAR and the India Ministry of Earth Sciences.

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Where's the Atmosphere's Self-Cleaning Power?

In a surprising new finding that could alter how scientists quantify emissions of certain pollutants, a new study in Nature concludes that the self-cleaning power of the atmosphere does not differ substantially between the northern and southern hemispheres.

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