- 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 […]
- EDF applauds bipartisan breakthrough on TSCA reform legislationBy Richard DenisonRichard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Environmental Defense Fund applauds the enormous progress announced today by Senators on both sides of the aisle to develop and advance bipartisan legislation to reform our nation’s badly broken 40-year-old chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Today’s announcement is the culmination of two […]
- After Earthquake Study, Texas Railroad Commission Takes Second Look at Disposal WellsApril 27, 2015
- It’s Actually OUR Honor to be an EPA SmartWay Affiliate!By Christina WolfeCheryl Bynum, National Program Manager at US EPA, SmartWay, presents the 2015 Affiliate Challenge Honoree award to Environmental Defense Fund. EDF has long been a champion of the SmartWay program, EPA’s highly successful public-private partnership between more than 3,000 organizations that are committed to improved fuel efficiency and environmental performance. So we were […]
- EDF applauds bipartisan breakthrough on TSCA reform legislation
- 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
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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 […]