Oceanic climate

Coldest Thanksgiving in 7 years; sweeter weekend ahead

[ad_1] Happy Thanksgiving Minnesota. A cold Canadian high pressure system is in place in the Upper Midwest today. As you can see from the temperature map above, blue is the dominant color in our region. Sub-freezing temperatures push as far south as the Chicago suburbs in southern Iowa to Omaha. …

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These four metrics are used to track drought and paint a grim picture

[ad_1] Drought has tightened its grip on the western United States, as dry conditions enter their second decade and to stretch a river which supplies 40 million people. Experts agree that things are bad and getting worse. But how exactly do you measure a drought and how do you know …

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Shaheen leads delegation to secure $ 3.7 million in NH to improve coastal resilience against natural disasters

[ad_1] 22 November 2021 (Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chairman of the Credit Sub-Committee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), led the New Hampshire congressional delegation to welcome $ 3,794,613 in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) for New Hampshire to support …

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Salmon across the country will be able to swim freely again thanks to the influx of infrastructure funds

[ad_1] Story by Alex Brown for Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. SEATTLE – The $ 1.2 trillion federal infrastructure package signed this month creates a new $ 1 billion program designed to open thousands of miles of congested transportation corridors. These choked arteries are not roads and …

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Senators Introduce Bill Focuses on Blue Carbon Ecosystems

[ad_1] 11.19.21 Ecosystems provide environmental benefits, sequester atmospheric carbon Senate Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) reintroduced the Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act, legislation focused on the conservation, restoration and understanding of coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Blue carbon ecosystems, which include mangroves, intertidal …

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HHS steps up pressure on climate change with new office | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

[ad_1] [co-author: Sam Throm] The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently established the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), reinforcing the Biden-Harris administration’s strong commitment to mitigate the legacy damage of climate change and build resilience for the …

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What is the sixth mass extinction, what scientists say

[ad_1] Recent research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), indicates that the current sixth mass extinction could be one of the most serious environmental dangers to the survival of the civilization. ZBush on DeviantArt According to the study, …

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The implications for regional security – benarnews

[ad_1] The stakes at the Glasgow Climate Change Summit could not be higher. Scientists are clear and united in warning that if humanity fails to contain global warming, the impacts will be irreversible and cataclysmic. Southeast Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to this situation. …

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Arctic Ocean pack ice hits lowest in September

[ad_1] Sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean reached an annual summer low in September. At 1.82 million square miles, it was 579,000 square miles smaller than the 1981-2010 average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ice peaks every March and its minimum every September. According to …

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La Niña means dry weather for Brazil

[ad_1] After rainy weather last week, the weekend of October 23 is getting drier for much of southern Brazil. In fact, most states that experienced above normal precipitation last week will see precipitation trends reverse as below normal precipitation prevails. The exception will be Minas Gerais which is expected to …

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Biden administration launches new initiative to tackle climate crisis

[ad_1] Biden administration launches new government initiative to provide accessible and actionable information to individuals and communities affected by flooding, drought, wildfires, extreme heat, coastal erosion and other climate impacts that are escalating, the White House said on Tuesday. According to the White House statement, administration officials announced the launch …

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Antarctic winter 2021 was among the coldest on record

[ad_1] Pope Francis calls on lawmakers to tackle climate change On October 9, Pope Francis called on governments to work together to tackle climate change as he welcomed lawmakers who were in Rome for a two-day preparatory meeting for the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference . (Credit: Vatican News …

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What are tornadoes? : The India Tribune

[ad_1] Sydney, October 2 While many believe that tornadoes are a rare occurrence, they are actually surprisingly common and have killed a number of people since the European occupation. Geoscience Australia says there have been more than 40 tornado-related deaths in Australia over the past 100 years. This is because …

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The climatic disasters of summer 2021

[ad_1] “It was impossible to ignore climate change this summer,” Rachel Licker, senior climatologist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told CNN. “And sadly, this is not a one-time thing … it’s what we can expect more of, especially if we don’t stop fossil fuels and invest in measures to …

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TimesOC: doctor visits could help save whales

[ad_1] Hello and welcome to the TimesOC newsletter. We are Friday October 1st. My name is Ben Brazil, bringing you the latest summary of Orange County news and events. In recent years, California’s gray whales have mysteriously disappeared and washed up on shore. Southern killer whales suffer from high levels …

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How do volcanoes contribute to climate change?

[ad_1] Volcanoes change the Earth’s climate by warming and cooling it. Their net effect on the climate is now small compared to that of pollutants of human origin. Nonetheless, the climate change caused in prehistoric times by almost constant eruptions and, in recent centuries, by a handful of epic eruptions, …

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Prioritize reforestation according to local biogeochemical and biogeophysical impacts

[ad_1] 1. IPCC Special report on global warming of 1.5 ° C (eds Masson-Delmotte, V. et al.) (OMM, 2018). 2. IPCC Special report on Climate change and land (IPCC, 2019). 3. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx (UNFCCC, 2015); https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/nationally-determined-contributions-ndcs/indcs 4. Erb, K.-H. et al. Surprisingly large impact of forest …

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New AI could reveal tipping points of climate change

[ad_1] Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing new artificial intelligence (AI) that could serve as an early warning system against climate change tipping points. New research focuses on the thresholds beyond which rapid or irreversible change occurs in a system. Chris Bauch is Professor of Applied Mathematics at …

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Earth’s life is changing

[ad_1] The dry west coast has burned down and the coast is drowned in a deluge of water. Much of the rest of the country breathed in the smoke of the summer fires as westerly winds carried and delivered the ashes to Colorado, Utah, Ohio and the East Coast. The …

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“Indirect development” increases reproductive plasticity and contributes to the success of scyphozoan jellyfish in the oceans

[ad_1] 1. Cartwright, P. et al. Exceptionally preserved Middle Cambrian jellyfish. PLoS A 2, e1121 (2007). Google Scholar ADS Article 2. Walcott, CD Cambrian II geology and paleontology: n ° 3 – Middle Cambrian holothurians and jellyfish Flight. 3 (Smithsonian Institution, 1911). Google Scholar 3. Willoughby, RH & Robison, RA …

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Areas once marked in red are now often urban heat islands

[ad_1] Heat is typically the leading cause of weather-related death in the United States, but depending on the neighborhood, some townspeople experience cooler and more manageable temperatures than others. Why is this important: All cities trap heat, with their dark-colored asphalt and energy-absorbing buildings – a phenomenon known as the …

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Tropical storm Odette forms off the mid-Atlantic coast

[ad_1] Tropical Storm Odette formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday afternoon and is expected to bring dangerous surf conditions as it heads into Newfoundland, forecasters said. At around 5 p.m. EST, the storm was about 225 miles southeast of Cape May, NJ, moving northeast with maximum sustained winds of …

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Scientists explain the peculiar interaction between sea ice decline, wave heights, and ice cloud formation over the Arctic – ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Some of the best-known and feared aspects of climate change are its potential effects on weather conditions and how this could accelerate the melting of natural ice. Research has already proven that the area of ​​sea ice in the Arctic is shrinking rapidly due to global warming, and that …

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Flora Cardoni and Michael Mann: Keystone State Keys to Addressing the Climate Crisis

[ad_1] Tropical Depression (formerly Hurricane) Ida hit us hard, depositing torrential rains causing flooding over a huge part of the eastern United States. Here in Pennsylvania, dangerous flash floods and tornadoes have destroyed homes and vehicles, disrupted and contaminated water supplies, devastated communities and resulted in tragic and preventable deaths. …

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UN Climate Change Report Affirms the Value of American Climate Science and the Need to Double the Focus

[ad_1] This week, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of four reports – “Climate Change 2021 – The Basis of Physical Science“– which constitute its sixth evaluation report. Unsurprisingly, the results affirm the surprisingly serious nature of the climate crisis and confirm the “unequivocal” …

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Northern California wildfires visible from space

[ad_1] Satellite imagery has shown the extent of the wildfires raging in California, with the images revealing how the fires can be seen from space. Recordings shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite West. “As wildfires continue to consume parts of the …

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