Latest Effects of global warming Stories
The sea level of the eastern coast of the United States is accelerating at a much faster rate than the country's other coasts due to global warming, claim researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
In what is being called the first controlled ocean acidification experiment ever conducted in shallow coastal waters, an international team of experts has created a miniature laboratory in the Great Barrier Reef in order to simulate anticipated future conditions in the waters of the region's ecosystem.
Paleoclimate researchers have studied ancient skeletons from microscopic plankton from the Miocene period to better understand our climate 12 to 5 million years ago.
The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think.
The battle over climate change is heating up again this week with a proposed bill from North Carolina state legislators who are looking to ignore a rising sea level prediction for the sake of coastal economic development.
Researchers from Denmark’s University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the loss of ice mass in Greenland’s glaciers thanks to a chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates discovered in a Danish basement.
A majority of California's coastal planners and resource managers now view the threats from climate change as sufficiently likely that practical steps on the ground need to be taken to protect against growing threats.
It took the Earth 10 million years to recover from a cataclysmic event that wiped out 90% of plant and animal life some 250 million years ago, according to new evidence presented Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Scientists report that in the last fifty years, salinity levels in the world’s oceans have shifted and that climate change is affecting global rainfall and evaporation cycles.
Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...
The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...
If you live Honolulu Hawaii or the surrounding low elevation area’s this is what you can roughly expect to see with impacts of the three features below when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. During a normal cycle it is easy to see that the cooling degree days during March were around 355.5 days. During the same month of March...
El-Nino is marked with having warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean, so how can it have impacts on Austin Texas. This is a look at what occurred during an EL-Nino event as we evaluate three months of the cycle. January 2012- March 2012 La-Nina Impacts on Austin TX Climate January 2012 Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F. Examining what occurred during the month of January during an EL-Nino event the temps where average 40% of the month. While, 21% of the month...
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- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.