Friday, February 24, 2017

Global warming is responsible for the melting of mountain glaciers around the world, scientists say

There has been some debate in the scientific community about whether climate change was entirely to blame for ice melt. Since glaciers respond slowly to climate change and are susceptible to yearly weather changes, there has been some debate in the scientific community about whether...

Man-made Climate Change was a factor in strange weather events around the world, report

A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. ______ WASHINGTON, United States - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (AP) -- An annual report...

Groundwater resources depletion in the next few decades – study warns

Groundwater resources could be depleted in the next few decades in dry areas of the world where people use lots of water for drinking and irrigating crops, researchers said Thursday. ______ SAN FRANCISCO, United States, American Geophysical Union - AFP -- The research was presented at...

Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The Earth Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra. ______ GOOGLE, Time-Lapse, (npr) - "I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute...

Antarctica: A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned

Antarctica A research utopia for international governments, keeping it ungoverned
How Science Is Keeping Antarctica Ungoverned. Antarctica: a research utopia for international governments. Do natural resources threaten the peace on Earth's only non-governed continent? ______ Antarctica is the most unique of the seven continents for many reasons. Not only is the landscape breathtakingly beautiful and the year...

ANTARCTIC ICE: Ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan set to break off: scientists

A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan is poised to break off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, scientists reported Friday. ______ A slow-progressing rift suddenly grew by 18 kilometres (11 miles) at the end of December, leaving the finger-shaped chunk -- 350...

Sea ice in the Antarctic has shrunk to its lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago

Sea ice in the Antarctic has shrunk to its lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago
Sea ice in the Antarctic has shrunk to its lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago, preliminary U.S. satellite data has shown. ______ Figures from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) on Wednesday show that sea ice in the frozen continent...

Violent winds and winter storms hit France killing a 43-year-old woman

Violent winds and winter storms hit France on Friday, killing a 43-year-old woman taking her kids to school in southern France and injuring nearly 50 other people in the north. ______ FRANCE - Elsewhere in Europe, British authorities put the military on standby for the possibility...

2016 the hottest year on record since scientists started tracking temperatures

In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.
 ______ Average surface temperatures in...

More Frequent Hurricanes on Atlantic Coast Predicted

Historically, notes Kossin, researchers (including himself) have focused primarily on the tropical Atlantic — the main hurricane development region –without distinguishing how hurricane-producing conditions may vary outside of it. ______ They knew a combination of warm ocean temperatures in the tropics and low vertical wind shear...

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