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The Upper Atmosphere Is Cooling, Prompting New Climate Concerns

Yale E360

A new study reaffirming that global climate change is human-made also found the upper atmosphere is cooling dramatically because of rising CO2 levels. Scientists are worried about the effect this cooling could have on orbiting satellites, the ozone layer, and Earth’s weather. Read more on E360 →

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Humans Have Increased Atmospheric Mercury Sevenfold, Study Finds

Yale E360

Humans have raised the level of mercury in the atmosphere sevenfold, largely by burning coal, a new study finds. Read more on E360 →

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Mars is blasting plasma out of its atmosphere into space

New Scientist

The Red Planet launches large bursts of plasma into space from its upper atmosphere, much like the sun’s coronal mass ejections, despite not having a global magnetic field

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Rising greenhouse gases have cooling effect on Antarctica’s atmosphere

New Scientist

A "negative greenhouse effect" means rising concentrations of CO2 and methane have slightly cooled parts of Antarctica’s upper atmosphere, but that could change as the air becomes more humid

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In a First, JWST Confirms an Atmosphere on a Rocky Exoplanet

Scientific American

Milestone observations from the James Webb Space Telescope reveal signs of an atmosphere on the inhospitably hot super-Earth 55 Cancri e

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What Are Atmospheric Rivers, and How Are They Changing?

Scientific American

Though atmospheric river storms are dreaded for the damage they can cause, they are also essential to the western U.S.’s ’s water supply, particularly in California

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Carbon dioxide gas spotted in atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Callisto

New Scientist

Carbon dioxide gas found throughout the atmosphere of Callisto hints it has a complex carbon cycle – akin to the one which on Earth helps to sustain life