- 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 […]
- NERC's Report is Flawed: We Can Reduce Climate Pollution and Ensure Electric ReliabilityBy Michael PanfilIf reducing climate pollution from power plants were a football game, the U.S. team would be halfway to the goal line while fans were still singing the national anthem. That is, we have already gotten about halfway to the expected goals of the Clean Power Plan – before the rule is even final. […]
- EPA’s McCarthy Visits Houston Community to Reaffirm Commitment to Environmental JusticeBy Marcelo NorsworthyMcCarthy and Parras listen to community members Juan Parras has been leading the effort to bring environmental justice to Manchester for many decades. As founder and director of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), Juan has galvanized residents, published important studies, informed the media, and organized action campaigns around reducing air pollution and protecting […]
- Improving implementation of the new Federal Flood Risk Management StandardBy Shannon Cunniff, Deputy Director, Water Program, Environmental Defense Fund This is part two of a two-part series about the new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. Flood waters in LaPlace, La. after Hurricane Isaac passed through the area. FEMA News Photo Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy clearly illustrated the significant effects storms and flooding […]
- NERC's Report is Flawed: We Can Reduce Climate Pollution and Ensure Electric Reliability
- 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
- NASA climate wins 2 Webby AwardsThree websites and a mobile app from NASA are among the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards, announced Monday in New York: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory — Webby award winner and People's Voice award winner in the Websites: Government category NASA's Global Climate Change — Webby award winner and People's Voice award winner in the Websites: Green category NASA […]
- NASA climate wins 2 Webby Awards
- Dust Over the Persian GulfA veil of dust darkened skies over Saudi Arabia in April 2015.
- Dust Over the Persian Gulf
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 […]