All posts tagged "climate change"
The Heat Goes on: Earth Sets 9th Straight Monthly Record
WASHINGTON – The January figures are in, and Earth’s string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the highest margin of any month...
- Posted February 17, 2016
NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Hottest on Earth by a Wide Margin
WASHINGTON – Last year wasn’t just the Earth’s hottest year on record – it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was by...
- Posted January 20, 2016
Earth’s Temperature Depends on Where You Put Thermometer
WASHINGTON – When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude. Temperature readings taken close to Earth’s surface – about 6 feet off the ground – show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from...
- Posted January 20, 2016
Study: Man-made Heat put in Oceans has Doubled Since 1997
WASHINGTON – The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global...
- Posted January 18, 2016
Uneasy Times: What to Look Out for at Davos this Year
LONDON – Extremist attacks, plunging markets, and the break-neck pace of technological innovation. The world is beset by uncertainties as 2,500 business executives, political leaders and activists gather in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos this week....
- Posted January 17, 2016
World Economic Forum Warns of Growing Array of Global Risks
LONDON – The global economy faces an array of risks, from natural disasters related to climate change to the rise of the Islamic State group and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, according to experts polled by the World Economic...
- Posted January 14, 2016
Powerful Replacement in Works for Climate-Modeling Computer
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will be replaced in 2017 by an even faster machine, officials announced Monday. The Yellowstone...
- Posted January 11, 2016
US Coal Production Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly 30 Years
WASHINGTON – U.S. coal production has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 30 years as cheaper sources of power and stricter environmental regulations reduce demand, according to preliminary government figures. A report released Friday by the...
- Posted January 8, 2016
Choking on Smog, Rome and Milan Issue No-Car Day Edicts
ROME — Rome and Milan have ordered no-car days next week to combat pollution, which has hit unhealthy levels for weeks mainly because no rain has fallen to wash away the smog. A six-hour ban on cars...
- Posted December 24, 2015