Category: Climate

Arctic sea ice hits record low

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Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentSea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.

Cyclone Pam and DigitalGlobe FirstLook coverage

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Originally Published by http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2015/03/cyclone-pam.htmlThis last weekend Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the Islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific causing widespread devastation. We were asked by a GEB reader whether the satellite imaging companies would be collecting and publishing satellite imagery of Vanuatu. DigitalGlobe has a subscription service called ‘First Look’ that provides access to timely […]

The Pacific islands losing a way of life to climate change – in pictures

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianOver 150,000 people living on the low-lying atolls of Kiribati and the Marshall Islands are threatened by rising sea levels and as flooding becomes more common, relocation is the only option left • Read more: Losing paradise: the people displaced by atomic bombs, and now climate change Continue reading…

Climate change aggravating cyclone damage, scientists say

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianRising sea levels making island nations such as Vanuatu more vulnerable to storms and amplifies the impact of tropical cyclones Scientists say the devastation caused by Pam, the most powerful cyclone to hit the South Pacific since records began, was aggravated by climate change. However, the effect the changing […]

El Niño has arrived, says NOAA

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Originally Published by EarthSkyAfter several months of speculation due to borderline conditions in the Pacific Ocean, El Niño is finally here, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. They issued an El Niño advisory on March 5, 2015. While El Niño events typically trigger changes in the weather […]

Arctic sea ice is getting thinner faster than expected

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Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Study combining disparate data for first time finds sea ice thickness down 65% since 1975 because of global warming, reports Climate Central While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only […]

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.

Snffing out origins of methane: instrument identifies methane’s origins in mines, deep-sea vents, and cows

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyMethane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere for a long time. The gas can originate from lakes and swamps, natural-gas pipelines, deep-sea vents, and livestock. Understanding the sources of methane, and how the gas […]

Many California Farms and Orchards Idled By Drought, NASA Maps Show

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Originally Published by Yale Environment 360In 2014 — the driest year ever recorded in California — farms and orchards in the state’s Central Valley took a major hit Enlarge

Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

Originally Published by New Scientist – Environment High resolution cameras can now capture haze and air pollution activity in real time and post it online