Category: Earth Observation

Can Pulling Carbon from Air Make a Difference on Climate?

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 Numerous technologies exist to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and new companies are entering the field. But can CO2 ‘air capture’ scale up from a niche business to an industry that will lower atmospheric concentrations of CO2? BY NICOLA JONES Topic: Technology

The Arctic matters: extreme weather responds to diminished Arctic Sea ice

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all contentThe short answer to whether the disappearance of multi-year Arctic sea ice will make extreme weather events more frequent is yes….and no, according to Jennifer Francis. Topic: Climate

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianThe world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there hasn’t been enough charts and graphs. Topic: Climate, Technology

Seeing the Reef for the Corals

Originally Published by NASA Earth ObservatoryStudying corals from above could help scientists understand how these critical ecosystems will weather a changing climate. Topic: Oceans

NASA to Capture Best-Ever Portrait of Coral Reef Health


Originally Published by NASA is about to get up close and personal with Earth’s corals: The space agency will use airplanes and water instruments to survey these delicate structures and capture the most detailed views ever of the planet’s corals. Topic: Oceans, Technology

Earth Observations Outlook 2016: Earth Science Week

Katelyn Murtha, an AGI outreach associate, works with a student to understand how seismographs can detect motion in the Earth during Earth Science Week 2015. Image Credit: Katelyn Murtha/AGI

Earth Science Week 2016 highlights awareness of global geoheritage.

All Stirred Up in the Arabian Sea


Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory Winds in southwest Asia mix dust into the atmosphere and seed a striking bloom in the sea.

Winter hurricane in North Atlantic

Originally Published by EarthSkyHurricanes need warm water to form, and that’s why the North Atlantic’s hurricane season begins on June 1 each year and runs through late November. But on January 14, 2016, a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic evolved into a hurricane, which was given the first name on 2016’s list of hurricane […]

A Delicate Balance: Protecting Northwest’s Glass Sponge Reefs

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360Rare and extensive reefs of glass sponges are found only one place on earth – a stretch of the Pacific Northwest coast. Now, efforts are underway to identify and protect these fragile formations before they are obliterated by fishing vessels that trawl the bottom. Topic: Oceans

Where’s best to clean up ocean plastic?

Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all contentChinese coast and Indonesian Archipelago could be more efficient removal sites than Great Pacific garbage patch Topic: Oceans