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Open-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time

Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively. Two such communities are Sonoma, California, and Caldas, Colombia. […]

September 24th

First Atlantic Ocean Marine Monument Designated by USA

Permanently protecting nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains, the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean was designated by President Barack Obama on September 15, 2016. Formed millions of years ago by extinct volcanoes and sediment erosion, seamounts and sea canyons are some of the oldest and most mysterious locations on […]

September 21st

Monthly Atmospheric CO2 Now Exceeds 400 ppm

Reprinted from our sister publication, CleanTechnica. For the first time since people started tracking carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, the global average concentration of CO2 has surpassed 400 parts per million for an entire month. Says Pieter Tans, lead scientist of NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network, about the record carbon dioxide level: “It […]

May 7th

NOAA: January-October 2014 Is Hottest On Record

January-October 2014 is the hottest such period (January through October) on record, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). When talking about “hottest” what were referring to is the global average temperature over land and ocean surfaces. NOAA also noted that October 2014 was the hottest October since records began back in […]

December 3rd