New satellite will examine global warming's effects on rain and snowfall
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How is global warming affecting precipitation? New satellite to help explain. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The United States and Japan are getting set to launch a 4.3-ton satellite designed to monitor rain and snowfall in unprecedented detail. The agencies announced on Thursday that they have scheduled the launch for Feb. 28, 2014, from Japan's Tanegashima…

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