Climate

NASA's GPM Satellite Observes Tropical Cyclone Dahlia and Landslide Potential
December 1, 2017 11:46 AM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

On Nov. 29 Tropical Cyclone Dahlia became the first tropical cyclone of the 2017-2018 Southwest Indian Ocean season. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite provided forecasters with a look inside the clouds and into the rate rain was falling. Heavy rainfall has created the potential for landslides and NASA analyzed areas that may be subject.

NASA Sees Ockhi Strengthening Off Southwestern Coast of India
December 1, 2017 11:44 AM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ockhi, it measured cloud top temperatures that showed strongest storms were off the coast of southwestern India. Infrared data showed Ockhi intensifing into a typhoon.

NASA Sees Ockhi Strengthening Off Southwestern Coast of India
December 1, 2017 11:44 AM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ockhi, it measured cloud top temperatures that showed strongest storms were off the coast of southwestern India. Infrared data showed Ockhi intensifing into a typhoon.

Sea Level Rise Threatens Tens of Thousands of U.S. Historic Sites
December 1, 2017 11:32 AM - Yale Environment 360

An estimated 13,000 historic sites could be lost or damaged in the southeastern United States with just 3 feet of sea level rise, according to a new study by a team of archaeologists published in the journal PLOS One. More than 32,000 sites would be at risk if sea levels rise 15 feet.

How barley is expected to benefit from climate change
December 1, 2017 08:20 AM - University of Alberta

Alberta’s most important feed crop for beef production will benefit from warmer temperatures and increased humidity, and so will the beef industry, new University of Alberta research shows.

In an agro-hydrological model combining nine different climate change models and 18 future scenarios, watershed scientist Monireh Faramarzi and post-doctoral fellow Badrul Masud along with other collaborators looked ahead to 2064 to assess the water footprint related to barley and the beef industry.

What's in the water? Research takes aim at chemicals that may harm fertility (and that's not all)
December 1, 2017 08:20 AM - University of Regina

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are associated with a number of possible health issues.

EDCs are mostly produced by humans. They’re found in all sorts of things from pesticides and herbicides, and from cropland and livestock waste effluents and municipal and industrial waste to personal care products.

Uncertainty Surrounds U.S. Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
November 30, 2017 01:47 PM - Penn State

A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States — led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences — has challenged previous top-down estimates.

New Nationwide Map of Air Pollution Provides Insights Into Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Across the Country and Within Towns and Cities
November 30, 2017 01:37 PM - University of Leicester

EarthSense Systems – a joint venture between the University of Leicester and aerial mapping company BlueSky - has published MappAir® – the first ever high resolution nationwide map of air pollution.

"Climate-Neutral Living in Berlin" Kick-Off: Reducing Personal CO2 Footprints In A Living Lab
November 30, 2017 10:54 AM - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

100 households, 365 days: Starting this December, private households in the German capital will be testing what climate action means in everyday life in the project "Climate-Neutral Living in Berlin" (Klimaneutral Leben in Berlin - KliB). From families with children to partnerships, flat-sharing communities or singles - for one year, the voluntary housholds will document their personal carbon footprint and learn about ways to improve their own climate balance. They will be supported by experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The KliB living lab intends to show how climate protection can be implemented in our everyday life, where potential problems lie and what politicians could do to overcome them.

"Climate-Neutral Living in Berlin" Kick-Off: Reducing Personal CO2 Footprints In A Living Lab
November 30, 2017 10:54 AM - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

100 households, 365 days: Starting this December, private households in the German capital will be testing what climate action means in everyday life in the project "Climate-Neutral Living in Berlin" (Klimaneutral Leben in Berlin - KliB). From families with children to partnerships, flat-sharing communities or singles - for one year, the voluntary housholds will document their personal carbon footprint and learn about ways to improve their own climate balance. They will be supported by experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The KliB living lab intends to show how climate protection can be implemented in our everyday life, where potential problems lie and what politicians could do to overcome them.

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