- Sixth 1000-year Rain Since 2010Human induced climate change is causing more volatile and extreme weather events. The rain in South Carolina was the 6th 1000-year rain since 2010. We are not saying that the Earth’s temperature is just going to rise. In general, as energy is added to a system, the fluctuations in the system increase. So, we expect […]
- Background OzoneLow level ozone (Tropospheric Ozone) is deadly to plants and animals. The huge increase in human respiratory problems and asthma is largely attributed to ozone. NASA has released a new study on ozone pollution: Levels of “background ozone” — ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources — are high enough in […]
- Nestle and the California Droughtby Daniel Brouse There is a lot of misleading information trending in social-media about Nestle and the California drought. The facts of the matter are: Most of the water in California is used for agriculture. Nearly 50 billion cubic metres (13 trillion gallons) of water is used in California each year. Nestle bottled water plants […]
- Sixth 1000-year Rain Since 2010
- Why and how Brazil should do more to stop deforestation and climate changeBy Steve Schwartzman This post was co-authored by Paulo Moutinho of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) and Steve Schwartzman of EDF. See the first part of this reaction to Brazil’s climate target: Brazil's climate pledge is significant, but falls short on curbing deforestation. Brazil’s climate pledges in advance of the Paris negotiations were significant […]
- Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 7, 2015BP Comes to Record $20.8 Billion Settlement Agreement Over Gulf Oil Spill *features MRD statement By Katie Valentine, Think Progress. October 6, 2015 "The oil disaster damaged hundreds of miles of shoreline (and) killed more than 1 million birds, mammals and other wildlife — and we will not know the full environmental effects of the […]
- Less-Risky Business: 5 Reasons Companies Should Fight DeforestationBy Alisha StaggsBy Alisha Staggs, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships, and Ben Young, Intern, Corporate Partnerships Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen a number of companies commit to reducing deforestation in their supply chain. At last count, 273 companies have made some sort of deforestation pledge across a multitude of agricultural commodities. Yet, we often […]
- Why and how Brazil should do more to stop deforestation and climate change
- August 2015 National OverviewThe August contiguous U.S. average temperature was 73.0 degrees F, 0.9 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.36 inches, 0.26 inches below average.
- August 2015 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August was 0.88 degrees C (1.58 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
- August 2015 Regional AnalysisAugust temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +0.66 deg C; South America, +1.93 deg C; Europe, +2.25 deg C; Africa, +1.36 deg C; Asia, +0.84 deg C; Oceania, +0.68 deg C.
- August 2015 National Overview
- Mission helps answer: What is a forest?Examining eight different satellite-derived maps of global forest cover, a team of scientists from NASA and other institutions noticed striking differences. The forested area on the maps differed by as much as 6 percent of Earth’s land area, nearly equivalent to the size of China. The reason, they found with the help of the Landsat satellites, […]
- Mission helps answer: What is a forest?
- Devastating Rainfall in The Bahamas and South CarolinaHurricane Joaquin never made landfall, yet the weather system has wreaked havoc in the Americas.
- Devastating Rainfall in The Bahamas and South Carolina
Monthly Archives: April 2012
By admin | Published: April 28, 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has some of the most dangerous air to breath. During the summer months, conditions worsen. Next week is Air Quality Awareness week – a cooperative effort amongst EPA, state environmental agencies, and the National Weather Service, to remind everyone to protect their health by paying attention to local air quality. With the onset […]
By admin | Published: April 26, 2012
Blood Samples Show Deadly Frog Fungus at Work in the Wild Pathogen leads to dehydration, other ill effects The mountain yellow-legged frog is an amphibian species affected by the chytrid fungus. Credit and Larger Version April 25, 2012 The fungal infection that killed a record number of amphibians worldwide leads to deadly dehydration in frogs […]
By admin | Published: April 26, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with […]
By admin | Published: April 6, 2012
There have been reports that 3,000 dolphins have been found dead on the beaches of Peru in the first 3 months of 2012. A recent episode washed up 615 bodies. Images for dolphins peru dead – Report images 1 day ago 2 days ago 1 day ago 3000 Dolphins Found Dead On Peruvian Beaches In 2012 (VIDEO) ?? www.huffingtonpost.com/…/3000-dolphins–dead–peru…New1 day ago […]