Climate

NASA Researchers Share Perspective on Key Elements of Ozone Layer Recovery
December 14, 2017 03:45 PM - Ellen Gray

Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. The ozone layer acts as Earth's sunscreen by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation from incoming sunlight that can cause skin cancer and damage plants, among other harmful effects to life on Earth. While these different compounds each release either reactive chlorine or bromine, the two active ozone-destroying ingredients, during a series of chemical reactions, the molecules have a range of different lifetimes in the atmosphere that can affect their ultimate impact on the ozone layer and its future recovery.

5 Animals Who Love the Cold
December 14, 2017 11:56 AM - , Care2

As temperatures drop, most creatures retreat to hunker down or hibernate.

Clearing The Air
December 14, 2017 11:41 AM - DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Residents in some areas of the developing world are currently coping with dangerous levels of air pollution. Recent research, co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is leading to a new understanding of a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants.

Clearing The Air
December 14, 2017 11:41 AM - DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Residents in some areas of the developing world are currently coping with dangerous levels of air pollution. Recent research, co-led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is leading to a new understanding of a key chemical able to break down some major air pollutants.

Melting of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Cripple Major U.S. Cities
December 14, 2017 10:18 AM - USF Health - University of South Florida

The world’s largest ice sheet may be less stable than previously thought, posing an even greater threat to Florida’s coastline. The first-ever marine geologic survey of East Antarctica’s Sabrina Coast, published this week in Nature, concludes that some regions of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet have been sensitive to climate change for millions of years. Much like the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, this region of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is grounded below sea level and local glaciers are experiencing ice mass loss due to ocean warming.

North Sea Water and Recycled Metal Combined to Help Reduce Global Warming
December 13, 2017 03:51 PM - University of York

Scientists at the University of York have used sea water collected from Whitby in North Yorkshire, and scrap metal to develop a technology that could help capture more than 850 million tonnes of unwanted carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

East Antarctic Ice Sheet Has History of Instability
December 13, 2017 03:41 PM - University of Texas at Austin

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It’s also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink.

East Antarctic Ice Sheet Has History of Instability
December 13, 2017 03:41 PM - University of Texas at Austin

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It’s also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink.

NASA Sees Developing System 96W Affecting Central Philippines
December 13, 2017 03:30 PM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

A developing area of tropical low pressure designated System 96W was affecting the central Philippines when NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead.

NASA Sees Developing System 96W Affecting Central Philippines
December 13, 2017 03:30 PM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

A developing area of tropical low pressure designated System 96W was affecting the central Philippines when NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead.

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