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2013-03-01 08:21:07

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Climate change in the far north is occurring far more rapidly than elsewhere around the planet, but common-sense efforts to mitigate key emissions and protect the fragile Arctic environment could slow this trend and benefit communities, the environment, and companies. This was the central message delivered in Washington, D.C. during the workshop, "Tackling Climate Change in the Arctic: An International Emergency," one of the pre-conference activities...

2013-02-21 16:25:41

CLEVELAND, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NineSigma, Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations worldwide, has launched an open innovation Grand Challenge, on behalf of The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation, that will create new, carbon-based products and markets. It is expected to identify multiple technologies that will provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by transforming carbon from a liability into an asset. Submissions are...

Arctic Carbon Dioxide Levels Affected By Ice Melt
2013-02-19 22:03:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last year, so much sea ice in the Arctic had melted away that it beat the prior record amount set in the summer of 2007. By the end of the 2012 summer, the Arctic Ocean had lost about 2.1 million square miles of ice, according to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado. Experts began to predict the kinds of trouble such a speedy and significant melt could have on the earth´s ecosystems as a whole....

Climate Change A Threat To International Security
2013-02-18 05:46:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Speaking before the United Nations Security Council, an official from the Marshall Islands argued that climate change is a threat to international security, citing the impact that global warming has had on his own island nation to illustrate his point. Tony deBrum, a minister and assistant to the president of the Marshall Islands, petitioned the body on Friday to recognize the phenomenon as a potential hazard to the very survival...

Role Of Statistics In Climate Change Research Investigated
2013-02-16 09:47:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Climate change is a range of potential events that have a better or worse probability of occurring, and statistics could be a useful tool in helping people better understand how their actions could be adversely affecting the planet, according to new research presented on Friday. The general public´s aversion to statistical thinking and probability is one of the factors that has prevented the implementation of...

Wetland Trees Found To Be Major Source Of Methane
2013-02-14 14:45:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While wetlands represent an enormous source of atmospheric methane, researchers taking measurements of the gas at ground level in these regions have noticed a significant drop in methane levels compared to what they have measured in the air around tropical areas. The team of scientists studied both swamps and flooded forests in the tropics. After taking ground-based measurements of methane, they found that levels of the simple organic...

Maintaining Stable Energy Supply While Reducing Emission Of Carbon Dioxide At The Same Time
2013-02-12 12:14:44

Royal Astronomical Society Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda, half-truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources, according to delegates at the annual conference of the British Geophysical Association (BGA), to take place in the Geological Society, Burlington House in London on 14 and 15 February. For example, rather than being a quick fix that helps cut carbon dioxide emissions,...

Colorado Aspens Destroyed By Hotter Temperatures
2013-02-12 09:23:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two brothers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have undertaken the study of the widespread die-off of Colorado aspen trees. Their most recent study, published online in the journal Global Change Biology, follows on the heels of a previous study they did. Their last study explored two competing theories for how forest trees tend to die off in drought conditions. The first theory suggested that trees actually starved to death...

Study Measures Vulnerability Of Earth’s Lungs
2013-02-07 09:46:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because they draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, tropical rainforests are often called "the lungs of the planet." However, yearly variations in climate can cause the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed and released by these forests to vary considerably. A new study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Exeter, the Met Office-Hadley Centre and the Natural Environmental Research Council´s (NERC) Centre...

Work Less, Play More America!
2013-02-06 04:10:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Americans could better pull their weight in reducing global climate change by shifting to a Western European work model, according to a new study by the liberal think tank Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). Adopting such a policy - which would involve working fewer hours and enjoying longer vacations - would cut carbon emissions to such an extent that temperature increases would be half their projected amount by 2100,...


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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