- DesalinationSan Diego County — As drinking water becomes scarcer, desalination will become a rising trend. California is experiencing an extended drought. Now, San Diego County is building a $1 billion desalination plant. “It was not an easy decision to build this plant,” said Mark Weston, chairman of the agency that supplies water to San Diego […]
- PermafrostFor a longtime researches at The Membrane Domain have been conducting R&D on the exponential properties of climate change. The melting of the permafrost has become a good example of the problem. A recent article in Nature Climate Change reports: Decomposition of organic carbon from thawing permafrost soils and the resulting release of carbon to […]
- Antarctica HighThe Weather Underground reports Antarctica hit a record high temperature. Antarctica may have experienced its warmest day ever recorded on Tuesday, with the temperature reading of 63.5°F, reports The Weather Underground. Tuesday’s record high temperature follows another high reading of 63.3°F set just the day before. Until this week’s heat wave, the highest-known recorded temperature […]
- The Story of Demand ResponseBy Michael PanfilDemand response. It’s a cost-effective energy resource that pays customers to use less energy. Few people even know exists, but it invisibly impacts the life of so many Americans. It’s a clean energy resource that embodies precisely what electricity can and should be: cleaner, cheaper, and more efficient than traditional fuel sources. We’ve […]
- A Win for Cleaner Air and a Stronger Economy: Court Dismisses Challenges to Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards for Big TrucksBy Peter ZalzalSource: Flickr/MoDOT Photos Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit dismissed challenges to America’s historic, first-generation standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large trucks and buses. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) standards are based on common sense, highly cost-effective […]
- Court Upholds Landmark Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and BusesApril 24, 2015
- The Story of Demand Response
- March 2015 National OverviewThe March contiguous U.S. average temperature was 45.4°F, 3.9°F above the 20th century average — the 12th warmest March on record and warmest since 2012.
- March 2015 Global AnalysisPlease see March 2015 Global Analysis report for more information.
- March 2015 Synoptic DiscussionMarch 2015 was characterized by an upper-level circulation pattern that generally consisted of a long-wave ridge over the western contiguous United States (CONUS) and a long-wave trough over the East. Short-wave troughs and low pressure centers moving in this flow brought areas of rain and snow to parts of the country, but the dominant long-wave […]
- March 2015 National Overview
- Soil moisture mission produces first global mapsWith its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations next month. SMAP launched Jan. 31 on a minimum three-year mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether […]
- Soil moisture mission produces first global maps
- Dust Over the Persian GulfA veil of dust darkened skies over Saudi Arabia in April 2015.
- Dust Over the Persian Gulf
Monthly Archives: January 2011
By admin | Published: January 1, 2011
A team of state and federal biologists assisted a severely entangled North Atlantic right whale off the coast of Daytona, Fla., yesterday. The team successfully removed more than 150 feet of ropes wrapped around the whale’s head and fins, and cut portions of entangling ropes that remain on the animal. “We were very concerned about […]