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Global Warming Slowed By Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide
2013-03-02 06:44:51

[ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Global warming was slowed between 2000 and 2010 because of sulfur dioxide spewed forth by volcanoes, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) claim in a new study. Some experts had blamed China and India for the phenomenon, as both countries increased their industrial sulfur dioxide emissions by an...

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away. The study is part of the CalWater field campaign — an initiative funded by the California Energy Commission and designed to help states in the...

Leatherback Sea Turtle Refuges Rapidly Vanishing
2013-02-27 10:27:14

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The leatherback sea turtle is the largest species of marine turtle and also the largest living reptile. Known to weigh as much as 2000 pounds and reach up to six feet in length, this gentle giant of the oceans is the subject of a multi-decade study, the results of which  were published yesterday in the journal Ecosphere. Leatherback sea turtles were listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation...

2013-02-26 23:02:26

Veteran forecaster Mark Willis chosen to lead the meteorology program at Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. is proud to announce Mark Willis as the new Chief Meteorologist, who will shift from his position as Atlantic Forecast Chief and commence his role as leader of the company´s renowned forecasting and meteorology team. Willis, an East Coast native, will oversee surf and marine forecasting, training, and meteorological...

Climate Change Will Affect Labor Capacity Significantly In Future
2013-02-25 14:09:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change may be somewhat of a philosophical or political debate, but according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the debate may soon become a financial one, as well. Workers who labor without the benefit of air conditioning have already seen the amount of work they can do in the worst heat cut by about 10 percent in the past six decades due to rising temperatures, according to...

Satellite Views Of Nor'easter Lifespan Provided By NASA
2013-02-12 13:06:44

NASA [ Watch the Video ] NASA and NOAA satellites have provided animations and images of the coupling of two low pressure areas that created the now historic winter-time nor'easter that brought more than two feet of snow to portions of the New England states on Feb. 8 and 9, 2013. NASA released an animation of NOAA satellite imagery that shows the lifetime of the historic nor'easter. The nor'easter dropped between 2 and 3 feet of snowfall over the U.S. Northeast and left more than...

2013-02-05 13:49:13

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change....

2013-02-05 10:39:27

No economic loss to Florida Keys fishing communities A new NOAA research report finds that both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from "no-take" protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The report, "An Integrated Biogeographic Assessment of Reef Fish Populations and Fisheries in Dry Tortugas: Effects of No-take Reserves," is the first to evaluate how the 151-square nautical mile Tortugas...

Tropical Cyclone Garry Continues To Intensify Seen By NASA
2013-01-25 10:54:31

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Garry is in a good environment to intensify and satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite helped confirm that the storm has become more organized. NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Garry when it was located about 330 nautical miles (379.8 miles/ 611.2 km) east of Pago Pago, American Samoa. The image, created by the NASA GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., was...


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