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New Research Predicts 2014 CO2 Emissions In Excess Of 40

New Research Predicts 2014 CO2 Emissions In Excess Of 40 Billion Tons

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Carbon dioxide emissions, which are one of the main contributors to global warming, are expected to reach a record high of 40 billion tons in 2014, according to new Global Carbon Project...

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2014-09-23 12:24:25

Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World's Annual Coal Use by More Than Half NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes today announced new research that shows that if all cities took on aggressive new efforts to reduce building, transportation and waste energy use, they could...

2014-09-22 23:13:08

New no-cost version of climate software released with latest climate data for students, consultants, sustainability officers, and government and non-governmental organizations. Hamilton, New Zealand (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 In recognition of the UN Climate Summit in New York CLIMsystems is happy to announce the release of a new free version of its climate change adaptation and risk assessment software, SimCLIM 2013. It is called SimCLIM Lite and comes with a smaller data packet to...

2014-09-22 20:20:21

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accredited news media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT to get a firsthand look at the four Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, spacecraft, tour our state-of-the-art test facilities and learn about how this mission will help improve our understanding of magnetic reconnection - a universal process where magnetic fields connect and disconnect,...

2014-09-18 12:31:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Water damage and flood damage keep us busy this time of year," reports Avi Haber of his water damage restoration specialists at NYC Duct Mold Water Cleanup (http://nycductmoldwatercleanup.com). Haber says that waiting too long after water intrudes may mean more extensive damage, including mold thriving out of sight. Flaming foliage and falling leaves may be signs of autumn in the Northeast, but so is falling rain and a lot of bad stuff that...

2014-09-17 16:21:09

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will mark 50 years since the launch of the first Nimbus satellite with a free public event at its visitor center on Oct. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT. Anyone wishing to attend are asked to register because seating is limited. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's Nimbus Earth-observation research satellite program began with the launch of Nimbus-1 on Aug....

2014-09-17 12:22:54

SDG&E, UCLA helped to develop Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and UCLA, today unveiled a new web-based tool to classify the fire threat potential of a weather phenomenon unique to Southern California - the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana winds that can turn a spark into an inferno. The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which...

Study Offers New Way To Predict Hurricane Strength And Destruction
2014-09-17 03:09:17

By Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential for destruction. Vasu Misra, associate professor of meteorology and co-director of the Florida Climate Institute, and fourth-year doctoral student Michael Kozar introduce in the Monthly Weather Review of the American Meteorological Society a new...

snail fossils in Myanmar
2014-09-16 03:00:48

Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. “It is surprising,” said lead author Alexis Licht, now a...

2014-09-16 08:22:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users. USSTRATCOM's operational acceptance follows a rigorous...

2014-09-11 23:10:41

Solatube Daylighting Systems offer a solution for daylight-deprived workers. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 New research reported in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is showing that daylight-deprived workers are literally losing sleep. This can mean poor performance at work and changes in attitude, memory and metabolism, say the study’s authors. Conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the study...


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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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