- Lakes Expanding DangerouslyThe BBC reports that the glaciers on Mount Everest are melting so fast that they are causing large lakes. No only do the lakes make it difficult to scale the mountain, but if the ice dams break up it could cause massive flooding. “A decade or so ago, there were individual ponds on the Khumbu […]
- 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 […]
- Lakes Expanding Dangerously
- Advancing the ball while minding the gaps: EDF’s comments on EPA’s risk scoping documents for flame retardant chemicalsBy Lindsay McCormickLindsay McCormick is a Research Analyst. Until June 2014, EPA had not completed a chemical risk assessment under its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority in 28 years. Since then, EPA seems to have been somewhat picking up the pace: Over the past year and a half EPA has completed four additional risk […]
- A strong climate deal makes dollars and sense for American businessBy Victoria MillsThe chorus of business voices calling for climate action has grown steadily in size and strength in the months leading up to the Paris climate talks. Now that COP 21 is finally here, companies have pumped up the volume even more, with a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal and a wave […]
- Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Dec. 1, 2015Anadarko Ordered to Pay $159.5 Million for 2010 Gulf Spill By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg. Nov. 30, 2015. "Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was ordered to pay almost $160 million for its role as part-owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico well that in 2010 caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. […]
- Advancing the ball while minding the gaps: EDF’s comments on EPA’s risk scoping documents for flame retardant chemicals
- 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
- Operation IceBridge completes twin polar campaignsNASA’s Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, recently finalized two overlapping campaigns at both of Earth’s poles. Down south, the mission observed a big drop in the height of two glaciers situated in the Antarctic Peninsula, while in the north it collected much needed measurements of the status of land and sea ice […]
- Operation IceBridge completes twin polar campaigns
- Contaminated Rio Doce Water Flows into the AtlanticContaminated water has turned the Rio Doce orange as it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
- Contaminated Rio Doce Water Flows into the Atlantic
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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 […]