- Glacier BreakupA NASA study published in the journal Science found a glacier in Greenland broke apart. “The consequences will be felt for decades to come.” “North Greenland glaciers are changing rapidly,” said lead author Jeremie Mouginot, an assistant researcher in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. “The shape and dynamics […]
- Climate Change Health HazardPhysicians For Social Responsibility report: High in the Earth’s atmosphere, naturally occurring ozone is essential to protecting life on Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, here on Earth’s surface, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant. Source of Ozone: Ground-level ozone is formed when two major classes of air pollutants — nitrogen […]
- Disappearing IslandsBy Daniel Brouse THE MARSHALL ISLANDS — If your home is going underwater, you have no doubt about human induced climate change. This is the case for Bikini islanders. In the 1940’s, Bikini island was used for atomic bomb tests. The United States conducted at least 23 nuclear tests including the Bravo hydrogen bomb (the […]
- Glacier Breakup
- How carbon markets are driving deeper, faster pollution cuts in Paris climate pledgesBy Alex HanafiAmong the 170+ countries that have submitted their carbon-cutting plans — known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or “INDCs” — more than half have either stated their intention to use international carbon markets to tackle carbon pollution, or are already employing them domestically. Image source: cropped INDC map from IETA's INDC Tracker With only […]
- 2015 Brings Momentum for the Louisiana CoastBy Emily Guidry Schatzel, Senior Communications Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration, National Wildlife Federation Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta is a region in dire need of comprehensive restoration. We all know the harrowing statistic facing coastal Louisiana: every hour, a football field of land vanishes off the coast. According to historical averages, Louisiana loses 16 to 25 square miles […]
- California Market at Three: All Grown Up and ThrivingBy Jonathan CamuzeauxThis post was co-authored by Jonathan Camuzeaux and Derek Walker. As we pointed out in August, no news is good news when it comes to California’s cap-and-trade quarterly allowance auctions, which have been running effectively and without hiccups since November 2012. That’s right, last Tuesday’s auction marks the three-year anniversary of the program’s […]
- How carbon markets are driving deeper, faster pollution cuts in Paris climate pledges
- October 2015 National OverviewThe October contiguous U.S. average temperature was 57.4 degrees F, 3.2 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.75 inches, 0.59 inches above average.
- October 2015 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October was 0.98 degrees C (1.76 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
- October 2015 Regional AnalysisOctober temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +1.52 deg C; South America, +1.00 deg C; Europe, +0.56 deg C; Africa, +1.53 deg C; Asia, +0.95 deg C; Oceania, +2.70 deg C.
- October 2015 National Overview
- 2015 and 1997 El Niños: Déjà vu or something new?El Niño: An unusually warm pool of water off the west coast of South America, usually arriving around Christmas time, linked with complex, large-scale interactions between the atmosphere and ocean in the Pacific. If you live anywhere El Niño has important impacts, you've heard forecasters say this year's event looks just like the monster El […]
- 2015 and 1997 El Niños: Déjà vu or something new?
- Tropical Storm SandraSandra was a tropical storm before growing into a late-season hurricane.
- Tropical Storm Sandra
Tag Archives: chemical
By admin | Published: May 17, 2011
Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their colleagues. Using a custom mass spectrometer designed by the researchers, the NOAA-led team was able get the first look at […]