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NYC risks future flooding during hurricanes

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Whether or not a coastal city floods during a hurricane depends on the storm, tide and sea level, and now a team of climate scientists show that the risk of New York City flooding has increased dramatically during the industrial era as a result of human-caused climate change.

Air pollution and the ocean

Scientists have a good understanding of how air pollution impacts human health and the terrestrial biosphere, but what impact does air pollution have on oceans?

THON dancers and chairs featured on ABC World News

Cameras for ABC World News with Diane Sawyer spent part of THON weekend following the “electric smile” of 13-year old Brittany Wagner, the Penn State water polo team’s THON child, for a segment to air tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ABC, THON Fundraising Chair for the water polo team Allison Lederer said.

Aerosols and tropical rainfall

It has just been announced that Professor Marcelo Chamecki has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the influences of aerosols on rainfall in the Amazonia region.

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