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2013-05-13 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Investigation Agency: Late last week, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act of 2013 (the "SUPER Act") as a first step to stopping emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, to slow down the rate of climate change. Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and tropospheric ozone, are responsible for 40-45% of the...

Biodiversity Threatened By Global Warming
2013-05-13 05:17:53

[ Watch the Video: What is Biodiversity? ] | [ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If global temperatures increase by more than two degrees Celsius, it could have a dramatic impact on the biodiversity of both plants and animals, according to new research published in the latest edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. In fact, according to BBC News Environment Correspondent Matt McGrath, the authors assert that...

Experts To Track Big City Carbon Footprints
2013-05-13 04:38:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from across the globe are joining forces to track the carbon footprints of some of the world´s largest cities, hoping to determine whether or not emissions standards in various regions are being met. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Alicia Chang, the efforts are being focused on cities like Paris and Los Angeles, which are home to more than 10 million residents. In recent years, she said, these...

Revised Estimates Show CO2 Levels Had Not Actually Surpassed 400ppm
2013-05-13 13:30:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Update (May 13 @ 1:30 p.m.) Revised statistics released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Monday have revealed that average carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory had not surpassed the 400 parts per million (ppm) level as originally reported. Instead, the average weekly CO2 levels at the Hawaiian facility for May 9 was 399.89 ppm. The agency had initially reported on Friday that...

2013-05-09 23:02:01

The Bureau of Reclamation and collaborators developed new downscaled climate projections that allow water managers to incorporate the new Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project Phase 5 data from the World Climate Research Program into their water management planning. The data, representing 234 contemporary climate projections for the contiguous United States, was downscaled to a 12 kilometer resolution in order to be more useful to water managers. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 The...

Urban Trees Provide Economic Boon
2013-05-08 13:51:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it´s Manhattan´s Central Park or the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Frederick Law Olmstead understood the value that forested areas bring to a city. However, the“¯father of American“¯landscape architecture was probably unaware of the billions of dollars these forests contribute in the form of carbon storage and sequestration. According to a new study in the journal Environmental Pollution, urban...

2013-05-06 16:21:41

HAMPTON, Va., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The key to understanding our extended climate forecast may lie in the distant past. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, May 7, at NASA's Langley Research Center, meteorologist Michael Mann will present, "The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries," at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center here. Mann will be available to answer questions from the media during a news...

Clouds Affected By Pollutants Could Enhance Climate Cooling
2013-05-06 05:35:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While manmade pollution and other natural emissions are often blamed for their role in global warming, new research from the University of Manchester suggests that they could actually play a role in cooling the world´s climate. According to the study, which has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience, those emissions could make clouds brighter. Clouds, the researchers explain, are comprised of water droplets that...

Boreal Forests Expected To Shift Poleward
2013-05-06 04:58:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online What will happen to the climate in various parts of the world as the effects of global warming become amplified? Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new way to predict what will occur as temperatures rise across the Earth. The research, which was published in Sunday´s online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience, is anticipating major changes for boreal forests, which the authors...

2013-05-03 16:20:59

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Investigation Agency, On April 19, 2013, the Japanese Cabinet approved the revision of its fluorocarbon regulations that will fundamentally change the way high global warming fluorocarbons are produced, used and disposed in Japan. It also will lead to a phase-down of the "super" greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are hundreds and thousands of times more damaging to the global climate than carbon dioxide. Among...


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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