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Europe's Hottest Days Becoming Hotter Because Of Climate Change
2013-09-12 06:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While climate change has caused temperatures to spike throughout much of the world, a stretch of Europe from southern England and northern France to Denmark has been especially affected, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Researchers, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the...

2013-08-13 10:14:25

The ability of cities to combat the cause of climate change and to adapt to future weather patterns depends on where we live, new research suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed a "postcode lottery of preparedness" across the UK based on what each city is doing to not only reduce greenhouse emissions but also adapt to future climate change and extremes of weather such as flooding and drought. Devising a new way of ranking cities - the 'Urban Climate Change...

UK Has Second-Wettest Year On Record
2013-01-04 11:15:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to data released by England´s meteorological agency the Met Office, 2012 was the second wettest year on record for the U.K., with total rainfall at 52.4 inches — just 2.5 inches short of the all-time record set in 2000. Most areas were affected by extreme weather, the BBC reports, and thousands of homes were flooded while farmers struggled to grow crops in the saturated soil. The disturbing part of this...

Atmospheric Warming Intensifies Earth’s Water Cycle
2012-05-22 04:29:42

Australian scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) report that in the last fifty years, salinity levels in the world´s oceans have shifted and that climate change is affecting global rainfall and evaporation cycles. According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Paul Durack, researchers looked at the correlations between salinity, rainfall, and evaporation in climate models...

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2012-03-31 07:51:32

At 8:30pm on Saturday evening local time, hundreds of millions of individuals, organizations and government officials across the globe will observe Earth Hour, an annual event to raise awareness of and to help combat global climate change, according to the event's official website. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is held annually on the last Saturday in March. The event, which was first officially observed by WWF-Australia in 2007, calls on households,...

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2011-03-26 15:50:00

As Earth Hour approaches, businesses are challenged to go a step further The Earth Hour 2011 lights-off day is is here, and the organization has called on businesses and organizations to commit to lasting action for the planet when the lights come back on. A record 131 countries and territories are registered to take part in Earth Hour tonight at 8:30 local time, and many global organizations will join the hundreds of millions that are expected to take part. "It is only through the...

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2011-03-03 08:25:00

The organizers of the annual Earth Hour campaign, which traditionally involves switching off lights to conserve energy, are asking participants to be more active in their efforts to help preserve the planet this year. In a statement released on Wednesday, Earth Hour Co-Founder and Executive Director Andy Ridley announced the launch of a new initiative dubbed 'Beyond the Hour.' "Beyond the Hour marks the start of a new phase for the Earth Hour movement," event organizers said in a press...

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2011-02-17 18:00:00

Now a remnant low pressure area, former Tropical Storm Carlos continues to move southwest inland over Australia's Northern Territory and dump heavy amounts of rainfall. NASA's Aqua satellite saw some of the high thunderstorms within Carlos over land and extending north into the Timor Sea. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite measures cloud-top, sea surface and land temperatures. Those are important factors in determining the strength and power of a...

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2010-03-27 16:00:00

On Saturday, March 27, landmarks around the country will turn out their lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to raise awareness of a call for action to battle global climate change as part of Earth Hour 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). First announced in January, Earth Hour 2010 will involve such historic locations as Mount Rushmore, the Empire State Building, the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Likewise, government officials in Pennsylvania,...

2010-03-23 07:56:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Texas today announced that the hotel will participate on March 27 in Earth Hour, a global climate change initiative organized by the World Wildlife Fund. The hotel, along with hundreds of millions of people -- individuals, businesses, governments and communities -- in 92 countries worldwide will turn out their lights for a period of one hour, beginning at 8:30 p.m., to show their support for...


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Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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