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  • NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite ...

  • Coal ash lines river 70 miles from NC spill site

    Federal officials said Tuesday that toxic coal ash has coated the bottom of a North Carolina river as many as 70 miles downstream of a Duke Energy dump where a massive spill occurred two weeks ago. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advised that a massive pile of coal ash about 75 feet long and as much as 5 feet deep has been detected on the ...


    By Associated Press

  • NASA: Vast Areas of West Antarctica Melted in 2005

    PASADENA, California (ENS) - A team of NASA and university scientists has found clear evidence that extensive areas of snow melted in west Antarctica in January 2005 in response to warm temperatures. Combined, the affected regions encompassed an area as big as California. This was the first widespread Antarctic melting ever detected with NASA's QuikScat satellite and the most significant melt ...

  • U.S. EPA’s “Fix a Leak Week” Promoted Throughout Southern California, March 17-23

    As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program, the 2014 Fix a Leak Week campaign encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. The Irvine Ranch Water District is promoting finding and fixing residential leaks through the “Be a Leak Detective, Get Rewarded” contest where ...

  • Indo-French satellite to boost climate insight

    A newly launched Indo-French satellite will help scrutinise weather over the tropics in detail and permit better understanding of the monsoon, cyclones and floods. The one-tonne ‘Megha-Tropiques’ (Megha means cloud in Sanskrit) was launched along with three other smaller satellites on an ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Humans Have Shifted Global Precipitation Patterns

    NORWICH, UK, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - For the first time, climate scientists have clearly detected the human fingerprint on changing global precipitation patterns over the past century. Their study to be published in tomorrow's issue of the journal 'Nature' demonstrates that 'human activities have contributed significantly to shifts in global precipitation patterns over the past century,' ...

  • Antarctic ice loss dangerously fast

    New studies show that the Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster than previously anticipated. If this jump is indicative of a trend due to global warming the entire antarctic ecology could be threatened much sooner than expected. In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team led by Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and the University of California, Irvine, ...

  • NASA Continues Critical Survey of Antarctica`s Changing Ice

    Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne research campaign began the mission's third year of surveys this week over the changing ice of Antarctica. Researchers are flying a suite of scientific instruments on two planes from a base of operations in Punta ...

  • Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

    North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke to stop the flow of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Explaining extreme events from a climate perspective

    Human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use, influenced specific extreme weather and climate events in 2014, including tropical cyclones in the central Pacific, heavy rainfall in Europe, drought in East Africa, and stifling heat waves in Australia, Asia, and South America, according to a new report released today. The report, “ ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Warm Ocean, Not Icebergs, Causing Most Of Antarctic Ice Shelves´ Mass Loss

    Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent's ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found. Scientists have studied the rates of basal melt, or the melting of the ice shelves from underneath, of individual ice shelves, the floating extensions of glaciers that empty into the sea. But this is the first ...

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