- 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
- Conservation Groups Commend Congressional Funding of Louisiana Coastal Restoration ProjectsMay 21, 2015
- Conservation Groups Commend Congressional Funding of Louisiana Coastal Restoration ProjectsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, National Wildlife Federation, 225.253.9781, email@example.com Jacques Hebert, National Audubon Society, 504.264.6849, firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Van Cleve, Environmental Defense Fund, 202.553.2543, email@example.com Conservation Groups Commend Congressional Funding of Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects Funding will help advance crucial, long-needed Louisiana coastal restoration efforts (Washington, D.C.—May 21, 2015) Today, the U.S. Senate […]
- How agriculture’s resilience to climate change benefits us allBy Sara Kroopf81 percent of Americans live in cities, but rely on urban areas for everyday needs. Traditionally, governments haven’t factored farms and ranches into their climate mitigation and adaptation planning. Instead, the focus has mostly been on protecting urban communities. But that is all changing. At the National Adaptation Forum earlier this month in […]
- Conservation Groups Commend Congressional Funding of Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects
- 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 soil moisture mission begins science operationsNASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science operations. Launched Jan. 31 on a minimum three-year mission, SMAP will help scientists understand links among Earth's water, energy and carbon cycles; reduce uncertainties in predicting climate; and enhance our ability […]
- NASA soil moisture mission begins science operations
- Typhoon DolphinThe storm weakened as it approached the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands.
- Typhoon Dolphin
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By admin | Published: February 12, 2012
Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt In “The Great Dying” 250 million years ago, the end came slowly The geology of Griesbach Creek in the Arctic tells an ancient tale of slow extinction. Credit and Larger Version February 2012 The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent […]