Boeing, Alaska Airlines, & NOAA Team Up To Measure Greenhouse Gases Mid-Flight

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 17:05:19 +0000

Boeing, Alaska Airlines and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have teamed up to test the use of commercial aircraft to collect data on greenhouse gases. The tests will be part of Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program, which since 2012 has been selecting promising and innovative technology and providing the opportunity for it to be tested in […]

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Earth from Orbit: Fire Season Heats Up

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 23:10:48 +0000

Fire weather is heating up across the western United States, exacerbated by an intense heatwave and ongoing severe drought. NOAA satellites are monitoring numerous wildfires and keeping watch on areas primed for ignition. As of June 17, 2021, 33 large fires are currently active, burning more than 400,000 acres in 10 states. More than one million […]

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Hoover Dam Reservoir Hits Record Lows Amid Extreme Drought In The American West

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:02:06 +0000

The severe drought in the American West, a result of this winter’s historically bad snowpack, has worsened after another dry week, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Huge swaths — 88% — of the western U.S. are in drought conditions, with 26% experiencing “exceptional” drought, a figure expected to grow as summer gets underway. Forecasters […]

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Lack Of Black Climate Scientists Causes Suboptimal Outcomes

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 19:10:24 +0000

The dearth of Black researchers in the geosciences, which includes climatology, not only creates an exclusionary environment that isolates Black people within the field, but leads to inferior outcomes, Bloomberg reports. The self-perpetuating cycle of racial and socioeconomic exclusivity means those at the top of climate science academia have limited interactions with Black and other […]

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NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 23 May 2021 04:00:14 +0000

Courtesy of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity […]

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March 2021 Was Hotter Than Average Across The Globe (Again)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 02:00:54 +0000

Originally published by NOAA Climate.gov The first month of Northern Hemisphere spring 2021 was warmer than average across the globe according to the global climate summary for March 2021 from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The combined land and ocean surface temperature was 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit (0.85 degrees Celsius) warmer than the twentieth-century average. Although […]

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30 Gigawatt US Offshore Wind Target To Support 77,000 Jobs

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:19:43 +0000

National Offshore Wind Goal To Support 77,000 Jobs, Power 10 Million Homes, Cut 78 Million Metric Tons in Carbon Emissions. Energy Secretary Granholm Announces Ambitious New 30GW Offshore Wind Deployment Target by 2030.

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2020 Tied For Hottest Year On Record, NASA Analysis Shows

Credit to Author: NASA| Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:10:19 +0000

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by

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NOAA’s 15th Arctic Report Card: Sea Ice Loss & Extreme Wildfires Mark Another Year of Arctic Change

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:50:15 +0000

The Arctic Report Card is an annual compilation of original, peer-reviewed environmental observations and analyses of a region undergoing rapid and dramatic alterations to weather, climate, oceanic, and land conditions

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