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One-Two Punch Does in Colorado Pines, Creates Further Disruption

June 27th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

Here is a story that seems to go out of its way to prove the necessity of scientific research at every level of our ecosystem and how close to breaking our world can get if we are not careful; and even if we are. New research has found that the one-two-punch of drought and attack by the mountain pine beetle are the main cause for the destruction of more than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest over the past 15 years. And this is more than likely only a precursor to greater ecological disruption in the years to come

New Times Atlas Turning Greenland Green

September 18th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Published on the 15th of September the new edition of ‘The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World’ has made thousands of new updates and adjustments, including wiping 15% of Greenland’s ice cover from the map. That’s a size comparative to the United Kingdom and Ireland

Hottest Summer Ever for Texas, Breaks US Record

September 9th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

Texas has broken the record for the hottest summer in US history, the previous was set in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of 1934. Intense drought persists over on-third of the 48 contiguous United States while record rainfall hit the Northeast, parts of California, and the Northern Plains.

La Nina is Back says NOAA

September 8th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

As climate experts had already predicted, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that La Niña – which was the cause behind so much of the extreme weather towards the end of 2010 and into 2011 – has re-emerged in the Pacific Ocean and is expected to gradually strengthen and continue into the Northern Hemisphere’s winter

Valle Caldera from Space {Photo of the Day}

May 25th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Valles Caldera is the remains of a collapsed magma chamber which spans some 22 kilometres (14 miles) in New Mexico, and is featured below in the image taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on Landsat 7 satellite on May 22, 2002.

Dry Times for Western North America, Climate Trends Forecast

July 5th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

Researchers Overpeck and Udall cite a litany of troubling trends to support their prediction: "soaring temperatures, declining late-season snow pack, northward-shifted winter storm tracks, increasing precipitation intensity (note: not total rainfall), the worst drought since measurements began, steep declines in Colorado River reservoir storage, widespread vegetation mortality, and sharp increases in the frequency of large wildfires."

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