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U Delaware Team Turns Greenhouse Gases Into Useful Chemicals
2014-01-31 12:25:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Delaware researchers have found a way to convert greenhouse gases into useful chemicals. Researchers developed a selective catalyst that is able to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. “Converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals in a selective and efficient way remains a major challenge in renewable and sustainable energy research,” Feng Jiao, assistant...

2014-01-30 23:24:37

Dr. Alan F. Rozich explains in his new book, Other Inconvenient Truths Beyond Global Warming, that although global warming is important as “An Inconvenient Truth,” there are “Other Inconvenient Truths” affecting the functionality of society. These other truths are much more likely to adversely impact human civilization far sooner than global warming. EXTON, Pa. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Dr. Alan F. Rozich explains in his new book, Other Inconvenient Truths Beyond Global Warming,...

2014-01-27 14:53:16

Say researchers from the Hebrew University, US and Australia The warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases is a given, but to what extent can we predict its future influence? That is an issue on which science is making progress, but the answers are still far from exact, say researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the US and Australia who have studied the issue and whose work which has just appeared in the journal Science. Indeed, one could say that the picture is a...

2014-01-23 23:26:02

Climate science expert Judith Curry's recent testimony to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works deconstructed the recent IPCC AR5 report, weighing climate model predictions against the evidence of 'the pause' in global warming. Curry stated the the climate sensitivity of carbon dioxide was much less than thought; meanwhile in the EU and UK Der Spiegel reports that low-carbon climate protection targets are being abandoned due to burdensome costs and damage to...

Climate Change In Antarctica Partially Driven By Warming In The North And Tropical Atlantic Ocean
2014-01-23 04:26:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of New York University climatologists has concluded that the gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean is adding to climate change in Antarctica. The conclusions rely on more than three decades of atmospheric data and reveal new ways in which Antarctic climate change is affected by distant regional conditions. "Our findings reveal a previously unknown—and surprising—force behind climate change that is...

Impact Of El Niño On Continental Evaporation
2014-01-22 12:05:08

ESA As global temperatures gradually increase, more water is expected to evaporate into the atmosphere. But using satellite data, scientists have discovered that El Niño-induced droughts have caused global declines in evapotranspiration despite rising temperatures. Terrestrial evaporation, or evapotranspiration, is the transfer of water from soil and vegetation into the atmosphere. It’s a critical component of the global water cycle and, in recent years, it has gained increased...

2014-01-21 20:20:39

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6c7c36/carbon_black) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the Worldwide Carbon Black (BC) Market - Forecast up to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6c7c36/carbon_black ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Carbon Black (BC) 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely...

2014-01-21 12:21:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the warmest years on record. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New...

US China Top Global Warming List
2014-01-17 12:44:07

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a finding that comes as little surprise, the United States and China were found to be among the top seven countries that contributed to global warming in the last century. The study, carried out by scientists at the University of Concordia, also added Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom to that list. Taken together, these countries were responsible for up to 60 percent of global warming between 1906 and 2005,...

2014-01-16 23:28:26

According to recent reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, the BBC spent thousands of pounds attempting to thwart a Freedom of Information request regarding an eco-conference BBC executives attended, leading Friends of Science to ask whether the BBC is fairly reporting climate change and energy events. Friends of Science point to similar disturbing discrepancies in Canadian reporting by CBC and Alberta Venture magazine, predicting the end of coal-fired power plants, while not...


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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