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Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key Player In Climate Change

Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key Player In Climate Change

Provided by Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study has shown. Tiny soil...

Latest Climatology Stories

2014-10-22 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A computer model used by states to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative (UAI). The model's inaccurate results could block access to the market for higher ethanol blends, denying states what could be a valuable tool in protecting public health. The Urban Air Initiative and the Energy Future Coalition (EFC) are seeking an immediate suspension of the model, and request a peer review. The...

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...

2014-10-16 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...

climate change models
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...

methane hospot
2014-10-10 08:19:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A “hot spot” over the southwestern US that is responsible for producing the largest concentration of methane above the country is far larger than previously estimated, officials from NASA and the University of Michigan have revealed, and emissions from fossil fuels such as coal are being blamed. According to the US space agency, a new analysis of satellite data has revealed that this “hot spot” located near the intersection of...

2014-10-09 23:01:48

According to the latest satellite data, the global mean surface temperature has not risen for 18 consecutive years. Global warming has stopped. The following statements from climate science and policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 According to satellite data released this month by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), which provides data used by NASA, NOAA, and the National Science Foundation,...

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...

2014-10-02 12:24:07

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon capture and storage is a process that has become quite popular in recent years. Carbon capture and storage, known commonly as CCS, or even known as carbon capture and sequestration, is a process that captures waste carbon dioxide from sources such as fossil fuel plants and transports it to a carbon storage site (generally underground). The process prevents the release of such large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. CCS is being...

Causes Of California Drought Linked To Human-caused Climate Change
2014-09-30 03:58:39

National Science Foundation The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say. In a new study, a team led by Stanford climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh used a novel combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques to show that a persistent region of high atmospheric pressure hovering over the Pacific Ocean that diverted storms away from...


Latest Climatology Reference Libraries

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...

Impact Of Growing Degree Days For Baltimore In March
2013-01-13 08:26:45

Growing Degree Days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days have to deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal use. As we examine the Baltimore Maryland area we can see how the impacts of a normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycle have an impact on just the one month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Bismarck, North Dakota
2012-09-18 13:29:03

If you live in or around Bismarck North Dakota the graph shows you what you can roughly expect when it comes to heating and cooling your house during the ENSO Phases. Bismarck North Dakota, with its northern latitude, does have an impact on what type of heating and cooling it sees. During an Normal Phase the HDD for the region hits about 1348 on average. When the region enters into an El-Nino they can expect the amount of HDD’s to decrease to around 970 which really helps cut down on the...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-03 15:50:59

Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...

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