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  1. Wildfire in Oregon.

    Pacific Northwest wildfires alter air pollution patterns across North America

    Increasingly large and intense wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are altering the seasonal pattern of air pollution and causing a spike in unhealthy pollutants in August, new research has found.

    • Air Quality

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  2. A call for ethical use of AI in Earth system science

    The authors of a new paper published in the journal Environmental Data Science argue that researchers must develop ethical, responsible, and trustworthy approaches to applying AI in Earth system science to ensure that unintentional consequences do not worsen environmental and climate injustice.

    • Supercomputing

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  3. Rendering of magnetic field lines in geospace

    NCAR partners to build first-ever comprehensive community geospace model 

    NCAR is a leading partner in an effort to, for the first time, build a model that can simulate the entire near-Earth space environment, which stretches from the lower atmosphere out beyond the moon. 

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  4. UCAR Policy Insider: April 6, 2022

    The next few weeks and months are commonly considered the height of “appropriations season” on Capitol Hill. Below are brief summaries of where things stand with the federal budget, and important information about potential funding opportunities stemming from the administration’s landmark infrastructure package. 

    • Government Relations

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  5. Rings around Lake Powell in 2017.

    Today’s extreme droughts could become average in the future

    Conditions that, by today’s standards, are considered to be mega-droughts — or conversely, abnormally wet “mega-pluvial” events — may become the average in the future, according to new research led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-authored by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

    • Climate

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