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Both poles of the planet are experiencing extreme heat and Antarctica is breaking records

The Earth’s poles are experiencing simultaneous extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than the average. Antarctic weather stations broke records on Friday as the region approached autumn. …

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Making a green future work for all Bostonians

East Boston is one of Boston’s most vulnerable neighborhoods to the impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise. It is also home to a thriving and diverse community of residents, many of whom have historically been excluded from the political process. . A wide variety of factors contribute to …

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Pacific Northwest ‘mega-drought’ set to worsen

According to US Drought Watch (USDM), nearly 55% of the western United States and 75% of the Pacific Northwest are currently experiencing drought conditions. Climate experts predict that drought conditions will be even worse this summer than they have been for the past two years. As a result, central Oregon …

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Increased marine heat waves affect summer monsoon rains in India

An increase in marine heat waves in the northern Indian Ocean, which have been shown to affect monsoon rainfall in a recent study, has focused on accurate heat wave monitoring and forecasting. marines in the region. In the study, scientists showed that the western Indian Ocean region experienced the greatest …

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Satellite launched to locate weather-caused wildfires in western US

The Western Hemisphere will have new eyes in the sky to monitor extreme weather events and wildfires caused by the climate crisis after the launch of the operational geostationary environmental satellite GOES-T on Tuesday. GOES-T is the latest in a next generation series geostationary weather satellites forecast by the US …

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Georgia DRN warns boaters about North Atlantic right whales

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WABE and Grist, an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Scientists and advocates racing to save North Atlantic right whales are trying a new approach this season: warning boaters that hitting a …

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Stagnant rain totals could set California back

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — What seemed unthinkable in late December may soon become reality in Sacramento. The year’s water surplus could turn into a deficit if the dry weather continues into March. Each hydrological year begins on October 1. This is when Northern California tends to start seeing precipitation. Citing …

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Impact: Human-caused climate change sets the stage for severe fires | News

The likelihood of a warm, dry and windy fall that could pave the way for severe fires in California and western Oregon has increased by 40% due to human-induced climate change, according to new computer models. . In developing the new research, the scientists focused on conditions like those seen …

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New England states are warming faster than the rest of the country

Rhode Island has seen the highest rate of warming in New England since the turn of the 20th century, and its neighbors aren’t far behind as the region leads the nation in rising temperatures. That’s according to a report released last month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration detailing …

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When it comes to coastal resilience, late is not better than never! | Mint

It’s one of the most hackneyed maxims in the English language: better late than never! But yesterday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report concluding that waters off the coast of Massachusetts could rise between 2 and 7 feet in the lifetime of our children, which means catastrophic …

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Satellite losses show threat solar storms pose to tech

Washington— As if we didn’t have enough to worry about: some scientists are warning of the inevitable catastrophic effects on modern life of a large solar storm. These solar bursts, which eject energy in the form of magnetic fields and billions of tons of plasma gas called “eruptions”, are unpredictable …

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Eric Lander quits as Biden’s top science adviser after bullying probe | Biden Administration

Joe Biden’s top science adviser, Eric Lander, resigned on Monday, hours after the White House confirmed an internal investigation found credible evidence he mistreated his staff. It was the first cabinet-level departure of the Biden administration. An internal review prompted by a workplace complaint found evidence that Lander, director of …

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Blizzard-like ‘bomb cyclones’ are boosted by warming oceans

Warming ocean waters due to climate change are creating ideal conditions for more “bomb cyclone” events like the one that hit the northeast with extreme winter conditions in late January, experts say. The storm brought 23.6 inches of snow to the Boston area, tying its single-day snowfall record, and killed …

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Snow percentages drop in most Montana river basins

BOZEMAN – After a month of December that saw exceptional humidity in Treasury State, officials from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) say January largely lacked much needed rainfall. Monthly totals from the NRCS SNOTEL site across Montana show January rainfall was below near normal. “The first week of the …

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5 very buffalo ways to predict the weather

Groundhog Day is approaching tomorrow and most of the world will be watching Punxsutawney Phil to see if he sees his shadow and we will have another six weeks of snow. Fun after a long day at work. Listen to Dave Fields in the afternoon from 3-7 p.m. Fun after …

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Gas cookers leak methane even when turned off, study finds

According to a new report, gas stoves release significant amounts of methane when turned on and even when turned off, adding to the growing debate about the effects of gas-powered appliances on human health and climate change. The small study – based on measurements of cooktops, ovens and broilers in …

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Defenders of good ocean conditions are not enough to recover salmon / Public News Service

Recent data on ocean conditions could be good news for struggling salmon in the Northwest. But species advocates warn that this is not enough to stop their alarming slide. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects ocean waters to remain cold and more food for fish along the west coast. …

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Marshall Fire expected to put climate change at top of Boulder City Council’s agenda for 2022

The rarity of a winter fire razing Boulder County subdivisions a few weeks ago has all fingers pointed at climate change. In the news and on these opinion pages, climate experts and healthy planet advocates – including a perceptive 14-year-old named Emma Weber – are all saying the same thing: …

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Top sustainability trends for 2022, greening air travel and discussing plant-based diets

This week current climate, which every Saturday brings you a balanced view of the news of sustainable development. Sign up to receive it in your inbox every week. The World Economic Forum has once again postponed its annual event in Davos, Switzerland, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but its …

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La Nina is expected to persist until May before disappearing

La Nina could linger for at least another four months before the phenomenon begins to fade. La Nina could persist for at least four more months before the phenomenon blamed on South American droughts, milder weather in the southern United States and heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest begins to …

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Winter’s wrath envelops the Berkshires in polar frost to start the week | Weather

Quote “Leaving a bookstore is difficult… especially on a January day, when the wind is blowing, the ice is dangerous and the books inside seem to congregate in colorful heat. “ Jane Smiley (novelist, essayist) A brutal explosion from a deep arctic frost, also known as a “polar vortex”, was …

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‘We can’t ignore the reality’: Colorado fires underscore the urgency of US climate law | Climate crisis

Joe Biden ended his tour of neighborhoods devastated by Colorado’s most destructive fire by emphasizing the link between escalating U.S. wildfires and the global climate crisis, saying the United States can no longer “ignore the reality” of the weather conditions that “supercharged” the fires. Biden’s trip to Boulder County on …

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‘Urban fire storm’: urban sprawl increases risk of destructive forest fires | Forest fires

IIt was just after sunrise on New Years Eve when climatologist Daniel Swain pulled up outside his home in Boulder County, Colorado. The snow was starting to fall and a strong pungent smell – “like burnt plastic,” Swain said – hung in the freshly chilled breeze. A rapid forest fire …

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December 2021 was the 2nd hottest on record for Philadelphia, as part of a climate change trend

As to wipe the slate for 2022, temperatures have plunged and lawns snowed in the Philadelphia area and on the Jersey Shore Monday, leaving December as a quickly fading memory. But the last day of 2021, Dec.31, recorded an average daily temperature of 51 degrees in Philadelphia – 16 degrees …

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Cobb weather update: January 2, possibility of brief isolated tornadoes

The National Weather Service updated its weather forecast for Cobb County this morning, but there is still a dangerous outlook for the weather, with a possibility of brief isolated tornadoes. Here is the published outlook for Cobb County and much of North Georgia: .DAY ONE… Today and tonight … A …

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The puzzling link between western wildfires and Arctic sea ice – Eurasia Review

“Some say the world will end in fire,” wrote Robert Frost a century ago. The poet described a popular view of the end of the world before moving on to its apocalyptic opposite, writing, “some say in the mirror”. But the relationship between fire and ice, in terms of Earth’s …

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California earthquake: magnitude 6.2 quake hits north coast

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported off Eureka in northern California. The earthquake struck at around 12:10 a.m. local time at a depth of 5.8 miles, and it has been confirmed by the National Weather Service that a tsunami is not expected after the quake. “No tsunami is the main …

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Great Barrier Reef corals could become the target of mass bleaching, World News

For the fourth time in the seventh year, corals in the Great Barrier Reef may become the target of mass bleaching – the process by which coral reefs release algae from their tissues and turn white. A forecast from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) showed how heat …

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What role does climate change play in windstorms and tornadoes?

Derechos “are primarily a summer phenomenon,” said Harold Brooks, senior researcher at the National Severe Storms Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “If you make it more summery, you can expect them to increase.” “What makes derechos painful is that although their winds are often not strong enough …

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Indian cities underwater until the first rain in Greenland, 2021 was the year of climate change alarms

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a popular sentiment circulating on social media is that the coronavirus has been unleashed on us by Mother Nature due to the irreversible damage that humans cause to it. Although there are no studies that can directly link the two events, it is …

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See a new side of Kamala Harris at the National Space Council

Vice president Kamala harrisKamala HarrisJussie Smollett Convicted of Lying to Police Top Dem Party Promises Not to Let Expanded Child Tax Credit Expire at End of Month Hugh Hewitt Begs Trump Not to Support Greitens in Missouri MORE recently organized the first meeting of the National Space Council (NSC) of …

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La Niña expected to influence winter climate 2021-22 | Community

BROOKINGS – La Niña conditions have been officially declared this season by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), but what does that mean for South Dakota’s winter climate, and the outlook for this year in particular? ? Laura Edwards, an extension state climatologist at South Dakota State University (SDSU), …

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Falling natural gas prices a sign of hope for consumers

After hitting their highest levels since 2014 just a few months ago, natural gas prices have fallen in recent weeks, falling more than 10% on Monday alone, a development that could provide much-needed relief to many. Americans preparing for high home heating. bills this winter. The latest drop came after …

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Weather Policy Explanation – The Brookhaven Courier

In February 2021, Texas was hit by a major snowstorm. In the event of inclement weather, Dallas College has protocols in place to decide to cancel classes and close campuses. Sharon Davis, Director of Business Continuity at Dallas College, is responsible for ensuring Dallas College is prepared for, responds to, …

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Last buoy collected for the ’21 season | News, Sports, Jobs

The last of three new climate monitoring and marine safety buoys has been recovered for the season on the south shore of Lake Superior. From left to right, Jeff Koch and Tyler Penrod, both of the Superior Watershed Partnership, and Brett DeLonge of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. (Photo …

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Sea turtle found off coast of Washington, cold and clinging to life, recovers at Seattle Aquarium

The turtle had been floating helpless for so long that its head and shell were covered with algae. His body temperature had reached a crater and he was so weak he could barely move. Deviated from its path by severe storms, a sea turtle usually at home in the warm …

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Warming Great Lakes have a domino effect in winter with above-average temperatures, report says

CHICAGO – Winter is fast approaching, but experts say the Great Lakes have failed to get the message. The video shown is from a previous report. After summer and fall evenings that haven’t cooled sufficiently, surface temperatures in massive water bodies tend to be above average, the Chicago Tribune reported. …

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Coldest Thanksgiving in 7 years; sweeter weekend ahead

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. Our …

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

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 where …

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

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 coastal …

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

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 bridges, …

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Senators Introduce Bill Focuses on Blue Carbon Ecosystems

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 marshes, …

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

[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 future. …

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Arctic Ocean pack ice hits lowest in September

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 the …

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La Niña means dry weather for Brazil

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 experience …

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Biden administration launches new initiative to tackle climate crisis

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 of …

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Antarctic winter 2021 was among the coldest on record

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 via …

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What are tornadoes? : The India Tribune

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 Australia …

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The climatic disasters of summer 2021

“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 build …

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TimesOC: doctor visits could help save whales

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 of …

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How do volcanoes contribute to climate change?

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, gives …

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