Originally Published by The Guardian - First hard evidence that malaria creeps to higher elevations during warmer years, study of South America and Africa finds.
March 7th, 2014
Originally Published by NY Times- A closer look at the science behind the fighting over whether global warming has shaped California’s drought.
March 6th, 2014
Originally Published by EarthSky - A major winter storm is poised to wallop the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states bring large amounts of snow to cities including Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C. area on March 2 and 3, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this image on March 2, 2014 of the clouds associated with the winter storm as it continued moving east toward those cities.
March 2nd, 2014
A joint mission between NASA and Japan’s space agency, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, will for the first time provide near real-time information about rain and snow around the globe.
Osha Gray Davidson, posted on
February 28th, 2014
Climate, Earth Observation, Water, Weather
SERVIR continues to put resources into the hands of local experts through its newest partnership with regional Himalaya development organization ICIMOD. With supplemental resources from SERVIR, ICIMOD has increased capacity in its member states and developed a forest fire monitoring system based on satellite data.
Sarah Frazier, posted on
February 25th, 2014
Climate, Disasters, Earth Observation
Originally Published by EarthSky -- Scientists at Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered how heart cells in fish are damaged by toxic chemicals in crude oil. They published a paper in Science, on February 14, 2014, describing the cellular mechanisms that cause decreased heart contraction, slower heart rate, and irregular heartbeats that lead to the death of fish. Their research is part of an ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
February 18th, 2014
As a special tribute for Valentine’s Day, our Earthzine team has compiled images of the Earth we love. The following is a roundup of the beauty we don’t get to see every day.
Amanda Lewan, posted on
February 14th, 2014
Climate, Earth Observation, Quick Look
Originally Published by Earthzine- NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures.With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the warmest years on record.The visualization below shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013.
January 21st, 2014
Originally Published in ScienceDaily - Some Heinrich events – massive iceberg surges into the North Atlantic that were thought to have weakened the global ocean conveyor belt circulation and sent Earth’s climate into a deep freeze – may have been caused by changes in atmospheric circulation patterns, say researchers.
January 15th, 2014
Originally Published by Google Earth- For those of you shivering in the United States, you may have read that a “polar vortex” is to blame for the shockingly low temperatures. For a new look at that phenomenon, the folks at NOAA have released some amazing imagery of it.
January 8th, 2014