- 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
- Congress Shouldn’t Destabilize Our FisheriesBy Monica GoldbergNext week, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Fisheries issues often avoid the partisanship that otherwise rules (some would say cripples) Washington, but the Natural Resources Committee voted out H.R. 1335 strictly on party lines, and we expect the same […]
- Results: The Bright Side of Getting Into a RoutineBy Erica MorehouseBy: Erica Morehouse, Senior Attorney, and Katie Hsia-Kiung, High Meadows Research Fellow What do we call regularly occurring activities? A routine. Which, let’s face it, can sometimes feel tired and uninteresting. But other times, getting into a routine can mean good things. When you get an all-clear at a check-up with the doctor […]
- Diane Regas Named Executive Director of Environmental Defense FundMay 28, 2015
- Congress Shouldn’t Destabilize Our Fisheries
- 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/JPL bring sights and sounds to World Science FestivalExhibits, displays and presenters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are participating in this year's World Science Festival in New York, to be held from May 27 through 31. JPL exhibits/events include the premiere of "Orbit Pavilion," a massive walk-through sculpture that allows the public to "hear" the orbits of NASA's Earth-observing fleet […]
- NASA/JPL bring sights and sounds to World Science Festival
- Flooding on the Arkansas RiverRecord-setting rain has sent rivers over the banks in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- Flooding on the Arkansas River
Tag Archives: forest fires
By admin | Published: November 18, 2011
Photograph of the fires taken from the sky by NASA Fire season in northern Australia usually wraps up by October, but 2011 has been an exceptional year. In mid-November, dry grasses and low humidity combined to create extremely dangerous fire conditions, prompting the Queensland Fire and Rescue service to issue a warning. Because of the […]