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New study finds ambitious action sooner captures biggest economic boost SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As California considers intermediate (2030) targets for reducing greenhouse
Dr. Christopher Keating has published the results of the $30,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge.
It must have been a time of great hardship and struggle for the ancient Maya civilization. The land was parched and dry as the devastating effects of climate change on brought a great drought. New research has shown that, despite attempts to adapt to the changes, Mayan culture finally collapsed between 800 and 950 A.D.
Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation linked with essentially all the difference between observed and model-simulated global warming rates ALBANY, N.Y., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
Enhanced product offering to further research into the air we breathe, water we drink and land we harvest. SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, Inc., a leading
DUBLIN, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/864hr7/carbon_black) has announced the addition of the "Carbon
What’s causing these strange and disruptive weather patterns in the US recently? One climate scientist tells us to blame the Blob, a huge patch of warm water off the West Coast.
Scientific investigators from NASA, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences in Colorado and several other institutions are joining forces to investigate a mysterious methane hotspot located in the Four Corners regions of the southwestern US.
Thank goodness it's spring. The record cold temperatures last month was not a result of climate change, according to researchers from ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology.
GREENBELT, Md., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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