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  1. Ancient climate change at #AGU16 - Atacama Desert may have harbored lakes, wetlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | NorCalBlogs

    The arid Atacama Desert, thought to be a barrier to early South American settlers, may have held lakes large enough to sustain small human populations, according to new research presented here today. The lakes' presence challenges the current understanding of the paths early settlers took to explore and settle South America, according to the researchers.


  2. Boreholed science: making giant leaps of logic in AntarcticaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | NorCalBlogs

    Blustery conditions at the West Antarctica ice sheet divide, a ridge where a 3.4-kilometer borehole was drilled to acquire ice cores. The tent protected the equipment and scientists as they measured temperatures down the borehole in 2011 and 2014.


  3. Finding: Forest fires in Sierra Nevada driven by past land use - not climateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | NorCalBlogs

    The low-to-moderate intensity surface fire in this prescribed burn will lower the fuel load in this forest in the Lake Tahoe Basin. CREDIT Alan H. Taylor Forest fire activity in California's Sierra Nevada since 1600 has been influenced more by how humans used the land than by climate, according to new research led by University of Arizona and Penn State scientists.


  4. Cheap solar cells made from perovskite promise 20% efficiencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | NorCalBlogs

    Solar cells made from an inexpensive and increasingly popular material called perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell. This first version of a new layered perovskite solar cell already achieves an efficiency of more than 20 percent, rivaling many commercial solar cells.


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