Report: Lake Tahoe Has Fewer Cold Days, Less Snow, Warmer Water
August 22, 2007 11:01 AM - UC Davis
Lake Tahoe, California - Overall, the most striking data in a new report are those showing that the Tahoe climate is warming up. This trend could have profound implications for the natural features that make Tahoe a popular international vacation destination: snowfall in winter and the beautiful cobalt-blue lake in summer. This news comes from UC Davis, which has released the first in a new series of annual reports designed to give the non-scientific community an unprecedented compendium of information that documents changing water quality and weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Impacts on human health, agriculture to round out most comprehensive assessment of climate change on state
August 22, 2007 10:06 AM - UW Office of News
An assessment of the impact of climate change on the state, being launched this week by the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group for the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, is the most comprehensive ever.
Scientists Verify Predictive Model for Winter Weather
August 22, 2007 10:00 AM - nsf.gov
Scientists have verified the accuracy of a model that uses October snow cover in Siberia to predict upcoming winter temperatures and snowfall for the high- and mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.
Global Electric Motorcars, A Chrysler Company, Wins California Eco Award
August 21, 2007 12:11 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
California environmentalists have recognized Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler company, for its leadership in bringing environmentally-friendly technology to the state's residents. The company produces the nation's best-selling street-legal all-electric, zero emission vehicles, the GEM.
Climate change called security issue like Cold War
August 21, 2007 11:55 AM - Reuters
NY ALESUND, Norway (Reuters) - Climate change is the biggest security challenge since the Cold War but people have not woken up to the risks nor to easy solutions such as saving energy at home, experts said on Tuesday.
Hurricane Dean tracked from space
August 21, 2007 10:49 AM - European Space Agency
ESA satellites are tracking the path of Hurricane Dean as it rips across the Caribbean Sea carrying winds as high as 260 km per hour. The hurricane, which has already claimed eight lives, is forecast to slam into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday morning.
Islands Emerge as Arctic Ice Shrinks to Record Low
August 21, 2007 06:57 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Previously unknown islands are appearing as Arctic summer sea ice shrinks to record lows, raising questions about whether global warming is outpacing U.N. projections, experts said. Polar bears and seals have also suffered this year on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard because the sea ice they rely on for hunts melted far earlier than normal.
Scientist Unveils Plan on Climate Change
August 21, 2007 06:53 AM - Associated Press
A New Mexico Tech scientist believes he has found a way to head off dangerous climate change. Oliver Wingenter said the idea is simple -- fertilize the ocean so that more plankton can grow.
Super Green Kitchens: 'Dynamic Demand' Technology Could Dramtically Lower CO2 Emissions
August 20, 2007 06:42 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN
Dynamic Demand controlled appliances such as fridges and freezers could be able to reduce the amount of electricity they use during peak periods and eventually save an estimated two million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year when fully integrated across the network - the equivalent of taking over 665,000 cars off the road.
Tourists Flee In Mexico, Dean Bears Down
August 20, 2007 05:51 PM - By Catherine Bremer
Thousands of tourists headed for makeshift shelters on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Monday to escape from Hurricane Dean, a potentially catastrophic storm which killed nine people in the Caribbean. Police ordered vehicles off the road and banned the sale of alcohol on the "Mayan Riviera", a strip of beach resorts with bright white sands that is yet to fully recover from the devastation of Hurricane Wilma in 2005. With winds near 150 mph (240 kph), Dean was likely to become a rare Category 5 -- the strongest type of hurricane -- before making landfall near Mexico's border with Belize early on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.