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High-Altitude Methane Cloud Detected In The Stratosphere Of Saturn’s Moon Titan

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have unexpectedly identified a high-altitude methane ice cloud floating above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan – a cloud that is similar to the exotic clouds found far...

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2014-10-23 16:26:24

Major professional football team is using StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution by AccuWeather to bring fans closer to the action STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the Minnesota Vikings have been added to the growing list of college and professional sports teams which have deployed the StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution for their broadcast and...

2014-10-21 16:22:59

New DuPont(TM) Formacel® 1100 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Lower GWP and Improved Energy Efficiency WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fluorochemicals (DuPont) announced today that Formacel® 1100 has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for use as a foam expansion agent or blowing agent. The purpose of the SNAP Program is to allow a safe, smooth transition away...

2014-10-17 20:21:05

GST and its NMPA partners continue to provide and expand coverage of high-quality mesonet data and associated metadata for downstream use in NOAA's operations GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) has been awarded the task order to operate and continue the expansion of the National Mesonet Program for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). The task order has a maximum ordering...

2014-10-16 16:24:22

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As California prepares to launch a major expansion of its three-year-old cap-and-trade program, a new report commissioned by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) identifies a series of major design flaws that make the program vulnerable to market meltdowns. The report also offers a number of solutions that would mitigate impacts passed on to California consumers. On January 1, 2015, California will for the first time...

2014-10-16 08:24:55

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtrex, Inc. (OTC: CTEI) today announced that it is experiencing greater proposal activity in its Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) business. Ravi Narayan, Vice President of Cemtrex cited several reasons for increased activity including, (i) U.S. cement plants will need to upgrade their CEMS over the next two years to measure mercury, hydrocarbons, HCl and particulate, (ii) Coal-fired power plants also have to measure...

2014-10-15 23:09:23

In global water crisis, water policy could make US vulnerable to attack reports bio logic aqua research founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The United States is blessed with abundant fresh water, an extensive water infrastructure and very low prices reports water advocate Sharon Kleyne. However, with our outdated fresh water policies, widespread undercharging, a growing population, worsening drought and a global fresh water crisis, our water supply is...

2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)...

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2014-10-15 06:30:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has found that global climate change models may have underestimated the amount of carbon dioxide absorption by green plants. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the new study’s conclusion was based on the slow diffusion of CO2 in plant leaves, particularly the mechanisms taking place within inner leaf tissues. "Carbon...

2014-10-09 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One small "hot spot" in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States - more than triple the standard ground-based estimate -- according to a new study of satellite data by scientists at NASA and the University of Michigan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Methane is very efficient at trapping heat in the atmosphere and, like...

2014-10-08 23:06:15

A new study by Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI), published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Inhalation Toxicology, reveals serious health dangers to neighbors living near outdoor wood furnaces. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 A new study by Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI), just published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Inhalation Toxicology, reveals serious health dangers to neighbors living near outdoor wood furnaces (OWFs). With winter coming and more people...


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Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

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