This date in science: Hurricane Sandy hits U.S. Northeast

Amanda LewanWould You Believe?

Originally Published by EarthSky — October 29, 2012 was a great and bad day for meteorology. Hurricane Sandy – unofficially known as Superstorm Sandy – was making landfall, affecting millions of people along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts. It was to be the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.

Finalists: 2013 Student Essay Contest on ‘Science Technology for Observing Earth’s Climate’

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essay contest Student authors from around the globe contributed submissions to Earthzine’s 2013 Student Essay Contest. Five finalists were selected. We are now entering a second round of judging that includes a blog discussion between Earthzine readers and the authors. The blogging portion of this competition will continue through Oct. 31. Click and participate.

Pause 'central' to climate report


Originally Published by The BBC- A 15-year slow down in temperature increases is said to be at the heart of a key report on climate change.

Reflecting on Earth’s albedo

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Originally Published by ESA– The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.