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Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is strongest storm on Earth so far this year and one of the strongest storms ever recorded based on maximum windspeed, is about to plow through the Central Philippines, producing a potentially deadly storm surge and dumping heavy rainfall that could cause widespread flooding.… Read More

NOAA’s New Cool Tool Puts Climate on View for All

NOAA’s New Cool Tool Puts Climate on View for All

Sifting through the massive amount of climate and weather data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can be daunting. However, a new tool released today brings that data to the masses in a simple and easily accessible format. The National Climatic Data Center alone contains over 6 petabytes of data. That’s enough data on… Read More

Super Typhoon Haiyan Beelines for the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan Beelines for the Philippines

The Philippines is in line for a direct hit from the strongest storm on Earth this year. Supertyphoon Haiyan will be the fifth typhoon to hit the country this year, but it’s powerful winds, soaking rains, and a potent storm surge could make it the most dangerous yet. Extremely warm waters in the western tropical Pacific helped fuel Haiyan’s growth… Read More

Voters in Colorado, Ohio Cities Say No to Fracking

Voters in Colorado, Ohio Cities Say No to Fracking

Voters in Fort Collins, Boulder and Lafayette, Colo., on Tuesday banned or placed a moratorium on fracking, while a fracking moratorium in the city of Broomfield, north of Denver, failed by just 13 votes, sparking calls for a recount. Fracking bans were also on the ballot in Bowling Green and Youngstown, Ohio, but they were defeated there.… Read More

Greenhouse Gases Have Soared to Record Levels: WMO

Greenhouse Gases Have Soared to Record Levels: WMO

The WMO report found that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32 percent increase in the warming effect on the climate, known as radiative forcing. By far the biggest contributor to this trend was a steep rise in atmospheric concentrations of CO2, which came mainly from burning fossil fuels and land use change, the report said.… Read More

Geoengineering Could Reduce Critical Global Rainfall

Geoengineering Could Reduce Critical Global Rainfall

Climate researcher John Fasullo, one of the authors of the study, said geoengineering options present a “Pick your poison” dilemma. “Climate change is one ill, but geoengineering contains its own downsides as well.” The study focuses on one geoengineering proposal that has gained traction among geoengineering proponents and some policymakers looki… Read More

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration Can Cause Quakes

Two scientists have found evidence that underground carbon dioxide injection in oil and gas fields may cause earthquakes, a finding that suggests carbon sequestration projects could shake the earth, too.… Read More

‘Forest People’ Can Gather Necessary Carbon Data

‘Forest People’ Can Gather Necessary Carbon Data

You don’t have to be a sophisticated scientist equipped with all the latest gizmos in order to work out just how effective a particular forest is as a carbon sink, a critical way of soaking up greenhouse gases. The job, researchers believe, can be done just as accurately by the people who live in the forests, most of whom probably have neither mod… Read More