Climate

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-related Financial Loss
October 16, 2017 04:39 PM - University of Vermont

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a University of Vermont study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

NASA Finds Newly Formed Tropical Storm Lan Over Open Waters
October 16, 2017 04:30 PM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

Paris to Ban Fossil Fuel Cars by 2030
October 16, 2017 03:40 PM - Yale Environment 360

Paris announced it will ban all gas- and diesel-fueled cars within city limits by 2030, allowing only electric vehicles onto its streets, according to Reuters

Paris to Ban Fossil Fuel Cars by 2030
October 16, 2017 03:40 PM - Yale Environment 360

Paris announced it will ban all gas- and diesel-fueled cars within city limits by 2030, allowing only electric vehicles onto its streets, according to Reuters

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows
October 16, 2017 03:18 PM - Stockholm University

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows.  Worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals, shows a study by scientists at Stockholm University and Cardiff University.

While greenhouse gas emissions are increasing to unprecedented levels, the source and sink mechanisms for these emissions are still not yet fully understood. Sea bottoms have been shown to be important contributors of the two strong greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide. Firstly to the water and finally to the atmosphere, where they cause global warming.

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows
October 16, 2017 03:18 PM - Stockholm University

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows.  Worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals, shows a study by scientists at Stockholm University and Cardiff University.

While greenhouse gas emissions are increasing to unprecedented levels, the source and sink mechanisms for these emissions are still not yet fully understood. Sea bottoms have been shown to be important contributors of the two strong greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide. Firstly to the water and finally to the atmosphere, where they cause global warming.

30-day countdown to JPSS-1 launch
October 12, 2017 12:31 PM - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10, at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Study Casts Doubt on Warming Implications of Brown Carbon Aerosol from Wildfires
October 12, 2017 12:23 PM - Washington University in St. Louis

As devastating wildfires continue to rage in the western U.S. and Canada, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered that light-absorbing organic particulate matter, also known as brown carbon aerosol, in wildfire smoke loses its ability to absorb sunlight the longer it remains in the atmosphere.

Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador Earthquake Likely Worsened Zika Outbreak
October 12, 2017 12:20 PM - American Geophysical Union

A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study.

Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador Earthquake Likely Worsened Zika Outbreak
October 12, 2017 12:20 PM - American Geophysical Union

A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study.

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