Holborn Oasis Swimming Pool in London During 1964 July Heat Wave

Don’t Believe In Climate Change? NOAA Says 2014 Brought Hottest Summer To Date

Medicine & Technology In the midst of the United Nation's Climate Change Summit, held in New York City late last summer, many skeptics bolstered their opinions about the current climate change issues at hand. But with heat waves well into the 100's, the sounds of skepticism were silenced by the buzzing of air conditioners hanging near the window. And as it so happens, when researchers and politicians turned to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA) for answers, a new study revealed that the blistering heat we felt was unlike anything we had ever seen before.
WxSat App

NASA and NOAA Support the Development of Two New Climate Tracking Apps

With development support from national organizations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA, researchers at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed two new mobile apps that will bring the power of satellite data right to your fingertips.
Lake Huron

Great Lakes' Water Levels Cause Erosion Concern

The Great Lakes have been rising over the last two years, putting an end to a decade of lower than average water levels, and creating favorable conditions for both boating and commercial shipping. In fact, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say water levels in lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario are all above seasonal averages for the first time in 16 years.
Fallstreak Hole Over Melbourne

Explaining How Rare ‘Fallstreak Hole’ Appeared Down Under

People may not be too observant to what’s happening around them, or what strange things are happening above them in the cloudy skies, but when a “hole punch” cloud filled with rainbows appears just overhead it can definitely be a viral phenomenon.
Fallstreak Hole Over Melbourne

Rare “Fallstreak” Cloud Sparks Mystery Across Australia

Earlier this week Australians caught a glimpse of a bizarre sight in their morning sky, something that’s not only rare, but also quite strange to see. Looking like a vortex for clouds, with a looming rainbow trapped in the center, Australians across the continent snapped shots of what they thought was an alien spacecraft, or rather a hole in the atmosphere. Taking to social media, the strange images garnered much attention, but as soon as the mystery was up, the strange solution was found.
Dust Storm During the Drought of 1934

On Droughts and Dust Bowls—California Looks Back to 1934

Recently accepted for publication by the journal Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, the research lead by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies analyzed the relative intensity and devastation caused by droughts since 1000 AD and found that though the 2014 summer in California was particularly out of the ordinary even in the driest of areas, it did not quite compare to the drought of 1934.
UCSC Monk Seal KE18

Even Energy Comes At a Price—Researchers Finally Quantify What’s Needed for Life

Even long before the Darwinian notions of “Survival of the Fittest”, one question has plagued mankind—what is needed to stay alive? With the uniquity of each species, and every individual within them, it has been a question that has long gone unanswered for the diversity and complexity shrouding a unified explanation. But as technology has advanced, making movement and energy consumption easily calculated tangible data, researchers have come closer and closer to an answer.
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