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The West saw heavy levels of precipitation this past winter in many areas, and that’s good news for water levels in Lake Mead on the Colorado River, the country’s largest reservoir. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, by the end of March, the lake has risen about three feet above projections and is about five feet higher than its record low last July.
Reflection Canyon, Lake Powell | Credit: Jay Huang/Creative Commons
A new study is highlighting the benefits of a method to store renewable energy that can heat and cool homes and buildings when wind turbines aren’t spinning and the sun isn’t shining. It’s called aquifer thermal energy storage, or ATES, for short.
Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) uses naturally occurring underground water to store energy that can be used to heat and cool buildings. | Credit: Jenny Nuss/Berkeley Lab
In the last few weeks, the U.S. has endured a series of deadly tornadoes that left homes and businesses destroyed and more than 60 people dead. That number is close to the annual average of 71 deaths despite it being early in tornado season, according to the National Weather Service.
Credit: Northern Illinois University
Major League Baseball is in full swing, and for fans hoping their sluggers will successfully swing for the fences, they might just get their wish. A new study says climate change is causing more home runs.
Increase in average number of home runs per year for each American major league ballpark with every one-degree Celsius increase in global average temperature | Credit: Christopher Callahan
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