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Rainforests aren't the only ones capturing CO2 from our atmosphere. A new study shows that semi-arid ecosystems like savannas (think Lion King) help out, too.
After several months of deliberation and appeal, the Ad Standards Council of Canada posted its ruling today on the Friend of Science Society’s digital climate change billboard campaign that
Attorney and Environmental Compliance Consultant Offers Tips on How Businesses Can Accurately Assess and Document Their GHG Emissions. (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Funding Opportunities are part of a Drought Response Program that supports a proactive approach to managing drought Washington, D.C.
Heartland Institute's Tenth International Conference on Climate Change Offers ‘Fresh Start’ for Science-based Climate Policy June 11–12, 2015 Chicago,
Maps of preventable premature deaths show stakes are high CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States will gain large, widespread, and nearly immediate health benefits
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/
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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