Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ice ice baby: March winter storm leaves N.Y. house completely frozen

This house encased in snow and ice up to 7 inches thick may look fake, but photographer John Kucko assures his social media followers it’s anything but. ______ The beach home in Webster, New York, about 5 miles from Rochester, is located in a “very remote”...

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...

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...

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data – that Trump is ignoring

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring
In a post Wednesday, the secret leaking organization asked for data that might get swept under the rug by the President Donald Trump administration. ______ For scientists, the new presidency may signal a difficult period for research, especially as Trump continues to align himself with climate...

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...

Bad news for Australia: Study suggest that extremely dangerous fire weather will become increasingly prominent

Extremely dangerous fire weather will become increasingly prominent in Australia and the Mediterranean, an Australian study has found. The study, published by the University of Tasmania (UTAS) on Tuesday, assessed 23 million landscape fires globally between 2002 and 2013 and focused on 478 of the...

Humans are responsible for about 60 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, climate study said

Natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40 percent of Arctic sea ice loss, while humans are to blame for the rest, a climate study said Monday. ______ The paper, based on model simulations of different climate conditions, was a rare attempt to quantify...

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...

Our planet is heading for a ‘mini ice age’ in approximately fifteen years, professor warns

Our planet is heading for a 'mini ice age' in approximately fifteen years, professor V. Zharkova
This has nothing to do with human impact on climate change, but instead the activity of the sun and how solar cycles impact our climate as well. It’s based on a mathematical model that shows the sun might “quiet” down in the coming years...

4 different ways weather can wreak havoc during the spring

Many think of spring as a blissful time of the year when flowers bloom, but for some parts of the United States, it spawns the year's most dangerous weather. ______ For instance, spring is when there is the highest potential for damaging tornadoes, among other threats. Here...

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