- Carbon Dioxide Breaks 800,000 Year RecordNOAA — For 800,000 years before the twentieth century, carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere never exceeded 300 parts per million. Then the Industrial Revolution began, and modern human civilization started burning through millions of years of fossilized carbon in the geological blink of an eye. NOAA scientists reported that in March 2015 the monthly […]
- 12.5 Million Dead Trees in CaliforniaCALIFORNIA — In a survey conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, they found the severe drought in California has caused the death of over 12 million trees. California is in its third year of drought. In 2014, a large increase in tree mortality was observed, especially in the Central Coast and Southern Sierra Ranges. Ground […]
- 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 […]
- Carbon Dioxide Breaks 800,000 Year Record
- New research helps farmers set targets for reducing emissionsBy Eileen McLellanCredit: photos.com The easiest way to tackle fertilizer pollution is to lower the amount of nitrogen applied to crops, thereby reducing nutrient losses into the air and water. The problem is, reducing fertilizer rates can also shrink crop yields, which means less income for farmers and less food on our plates. So here’s the […]
- Federal Appeals Court Backs EPA Plan to Reduce Air Pollution from Power Plants in KansasMay 26, 2015
- The Who What Why and How of Safer ChemicalsBy Boma Brown-WestThis installment of our Pillars of Leadership series explores Supply Chain Transparency. You can’t act on what you don’t know. And if you can’t take informed action, you can’t innovate in smart and sustainable ways. A key step toward achieving industry leadership on chemicals is to gain a full understanding of the chemical […]
- New research helps farmers set targets for reducing emissions
- April 2015 National OverviewPlease see April 2015 National Overview report for more information.
- April 2015 Global AnalysisPlease see April 2015 Global Analysis report for more information.
- April 2015 DroughtPlease note that the values presented in this report are based on preliminary data. They will change when the final data are processed, but will not be replaced on these pages.
- April 2015 National Overview
- NASA challenges civic hackers to focus on climate changeHacking is not a term often associated with drought prediction, carbon emissions reduction or any number of other initiatives that increase quality of life for people around the world. But that is exactly the direction NASA is hoping hackers will direct their talents—hacking for change. NASA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), in concert […]
- NASA challenges civic hackers to focus on climate change
- Satellite Eyes on Typhoon DolphinWhile RapidScat measured the strength of Typhoon Dolphin’s winds, CloudSat captured a rare glimpse inside the storm’s eye.
- Satellite Eyes on Typhoon Dolphin
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 […]