Climate

Why Japan's Coastal Zones might be Disappearing due to Climate Change
July 17, 2017 11:17 AM - World Scientific Publishing

Projections of Future Beach Loss in Japan Due to Sea-Level Rise and Uncertainties in Projected Beach Loss

Why Japan's Coastal Zones might be Disappearing due to Climate Change
July 17, 2017 11:17 AM - World Scientific Publishing

Projections of Future Beach Loss in Japan Due to Sea-Level Rise and Uncertainties in Projected Beach Loss

NASA Analyzes US Midwest Heavy Rainfall, Severe Storms
July 14, 2017 04:34 PM - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Heavy rain resulted in significant flooding in the U.S. Midwest over the week of July 7 to 14, 2017. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the amount of rain that fell over those areas and used satellite data to create 3-D imagery of severe storms.

NASA's Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data were used to show estimates of rainfall accumulation in the Midwest during the period from July 7 to 14, 2017. The analysis was conducted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and indicates that parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio had the highest rainfall totals during the period with more than 6 inches (152.4 mm) of rain being seen in many areas.

Climate change: Biodiversity rescues biodiversity in a warmer world
July 14, 2017 02:32 PM - German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (IDIV) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

The last month was recorded as the warmest June ever in many parts of the world. Last year, 2016, was the warmest year in the modern temperature record. Our planet is constantly heating up. This poses direct threats to humans, like extreme weather events and global sea-level rise, but scientists are concerned that it may also affect our well-being indirectly via changes in biodiversity. The variety of life, from plants and animals to microorganisms, is the basis of many services ecosystems provide to us, for example clean drinking water or food. Today, ecologists are challenged by the question: what does a warmer world mean for biodiversity? More species, less species, or no change?

NASA Gives Hurricane Fernanda a Close-Up
July 14, 2017 11:55 AM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Hurricane Fernanda is moving through the deep tropics and there’s nothing in its way to prevent it from becoming a major hurricane. NASA’s Terra satellite took a closer look at the strengthening storm.

NASA Gives Hurricane Fernanda a Close-Up
July 14, 2017 11:55 AM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Hurricane Fernanda is moving through the deep tropics and there’s nothing in its way to prevent it from becoming a major hurricane. NASA’s Terra satellite took a closer look at the strengthening storm.

FSU researcher makes deep-sea coral reef discovery in depths of North Pacific
July 14, 2017 10:31 AM - Florida State University

Scientists have long believed that the waters of the Central and Northeast Pacific Ocean were inhospitable to deep-sea scleractinian coral, but a Florida State University professor’s discovery of an odd chain of reefs suggests there are mysteries about the development and durability of coral colonies yet to be uncovered.

The last survivors on Earth
July 14, 2017 10:05 AM - University of Oxford

The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.

The last survivors on Earth
July 14, 2017 10:05 AM - University of Oxford

The world’s most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.

Unabated climate change would reverse the development gains in Asia: report
July 14, 2017 09:58 AM - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

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