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Tags results for 'atmosphere'

Concentrations of warming gases break record

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2013 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.

First sign that humanity is slowing its carbon surge

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The ever-faster rise of carbon emissions worldwide slackened in 2012, and that might signal a lasting trend

Nasa's Maven Mars mission launches

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The US space agency's (Nasa) Maven mission has set off for Mars.

Even If Emissions Stop, Carbon Dioxide Could Warm Earth for Centuries

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2013 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years.

NASA says ozone hole stabilizing but won't fully recover until 2070

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2013 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The assessment comes two decades after the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that banned chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds that deplete the ozone layer.

Ozone hole still needs over 50 years to heal

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2013 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The Earth’s ozone layer is important because it filters out much of the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Without it, we humans would fry.

Earth will be habitable longer than we thought

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered that Earth will remain habitable far longer than previously thought, for up to two billion years.

Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Dealing with the hole in the ozone layer has been one of the most successful international science projects.

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Martian surface is inhospitable today, but is thought to have once been favorable to life.

NASA launches carbon dioxide observer

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jul, 2014 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has launched a mission dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) from space.

Climate Change Skeptics Dumped by BBC to Create 'Balance'

Posted in Online on 12th Jul, 2014 09:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change skeptics are being banned from BBC News, for fear of misinforming people.

The impacts of climate change: why global warming is bad for your health

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A study says heat-related deaths in Europe could reach 200,000 a year with a 3.5C temperature rise.

Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price.

Climate Change Brings Heat Waves and Cold Snaps

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
New research indicates that the planet will experience heat waves as well as cold snaps in the coming years.

Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

Posted in Business on 13th Aug, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

Where Do You Draw the Line Between the Sky and Space?

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2014 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been more than half a century since Gagarin's historic journey, but there is still no universally accepted definition of where space begins.

Recent Glacial Melt Mostly Caused By Man-Made Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century.

Extreme Rainfall Is The New Normal, And We're Not Ready For It

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Heavy rains are flooding cities and towns from Nebraska to Michigan to Maine. Is the problem failing infrastructure, global warming...or both?

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million people in poverty

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
In one year, India’s ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country’s major crops, causing losses of more than a billion dollars.

Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2014 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.

Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing early signs of thickening after years of depletion, a UN study says.

August was hottest on record worldwide, says NASA

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
2014 is shaping up to be an exceptionally warm year with May and June also the hottest ever.

Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests

Posted in Science on 21st Sep, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have been taking place around the world, with marches reported in more than 2,000 locations.

UN climate summit: China pledges emissions action

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2014 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world's highest, would soon peak.

Human-Caused Climate Change Fueled Some of 2013's Extreme Weather

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The planet is warming and having an impact on some of the world's weather, particularly to heat waves across the globe.

The Quest to Build an Elevator to Space

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
It's a risky but well-considered plan to create a workable transit system between the ground and a set point outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Analysis Reveals Global Warming Underestimated By 24% To 58%

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Oceanographers have discovered the heat content change of the Earth has been severely underestimated.

Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A Columbia scientist and his startup think they have a plan to save the world. Now they have to convince the rest of us.

MAVEN spacecraft provides look at Martian upper atmosphere

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
MAVEN’s main mission is to study the effect of the Sun on the Martian atmosphere and has hit the ground running.

Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says.

Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.

Low oxygen 'delayed animal life on Earth'

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
There's been much debate about why animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth.

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2014 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN backed expert panel says.

Far Infrared: The New Driver Behind Arctic Warming

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists have identified far infrared energy as a new driver behind Arctic warming and melting sea ice in the region, according to recent research.

Ionospheric Connection Explorer mission gets green light for development

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2014 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The orbital mission aims to study the effects of the lower atmosphere on the ionosphere and its impact on the Earth’s surface.

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

It is clear that 2014 will end up as the warmest year on record

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
This year's heat is what scientists expect from man-made global warming. Scientists say the burning of coal, oil and gas traps heats, changing the climate.

Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
With so much at stake, transparency is essential. But the science of climate engineering is also widely misunderstood.

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

DNA molecule survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Various scientists believe that DNA could certainly reach us from outer space.

Invisible Shield Around the Earth Protects from 'Killer Electrons'

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
An invisible shield hovering 7,200 miles above our atmosphere is protecting Earth from "killer electrons" with the power to harm astronauts and fry satellites.

UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break records

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A key UN climate meeting in Peru has opened with negotiators attempting to advance a new global agreement.

Earth's Early Atmosphere Obliterated by Space Rocks

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long wondered the cause behind such dramatic atmospheric losses, and now a team from MIT may have found the answer.

UN members agree to a deal at the Lima climate talks

Posted in Business on 15th Dec, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Delegates have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted next year. Differences over the draft text caused the two-week talks Peru to overrun by two days.

Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognize.

MAVEN uncovers secrets of Martian atmosphere loss

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2014 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Mars is regarded as the most Earth-like of the planets in the Solar System, but its atmosphere is only 0.6 percent as dense as Earth's and is constantly leaking into space.

Climate change could cost U.S. coasts $1 trillion by 2100

Posted in Business on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change will cost U.S. coastal areas twice what analysts had predicted, according to a new study.

Most fossil fuels 'unburnable' under 2C climate target

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2015 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves will need to stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.

Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

NASA Rockets Set to Explore the Aurora Borealis

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2015 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The northern lights are caused when particles flowing from the sun are caught up in the Earth's magnetic field.

U.S. Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, 98 Votes to 1

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
All that remains now, is for them to agree on the cause.

Carbon sequestration may not be as effective as expected

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent MIT study has found that far less carbon dioxide than the ideal prediction of 90 percent may be turned into rock when sequestered.

Warka Water promises to harness safe drinking water from the air

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2015 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
As water shortage is a serious issue in the world, a means of cheaply harnessing safe drinking water from thin air could be a real lifesaver.

Ancient climate records 'back predictions'

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on climate change, say scientists.

U.S. Droughts Will Be the Worst in 1,000 Years

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2015 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A new analysis released today says the drying will be even more extreme than previously predicted.

Public split on human-caused climate change

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific evidence on global warming.

The First Direct Evidence that Rising CO2 is Heating Up the Earth

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, this effect had never been directly observed (outside the lab).

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Student proves existence of plasma tubes floating above Earth

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant, invisible, moving plasma tubes fill the skies above Earth.

US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid'

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.

Dust Cloud Helps to Explain a 50-Year Moon Mystery

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Viewed before sunrise, part of the Moon's horizon seems to glow. But because the moon has barely any atmosphere, there's seemingly nothing that could be doing the glowing.

A boomerang-like aircraft could be the first to fly on Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
With its various rover missions, NASA has been actively exploring the surface of Mars, but now the space agency wants to investigate the Martian skies.

Pluto's Atmosphere is Billowing Away into Space

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2015 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Pluto is a geologically active world with ice mountains and frozen plains of methane and nitrogen, we’ve just learned that Pluto’s atmosphere is pouring away into space.

New Horizons Finds Nitrogen Glaciers and Hazy Atmosphere on Pluto

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they see evidence of surface material having flowed around mountains and even ponding in craters.

Concern over hidden diesel pollutant

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Atmospheric levels of a little known by-product from diesel engines are up 70 times higher than expected according to a study.

Test Facility Begins Capturing Carbon from Air

Posted in Hardware on 12th Oct, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Pilot plant will try to demonstrate carbon capture on an industrial scale.

Mars atmosphere 'eroded by Sun activity'

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2015 01:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists think they are getting closer to explaining precisely how Mars lost much of its atmosphere.

Researchers detect 'Healing' in the Antarctic ozone layer hole

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 02:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.

NASA's Super Pressure Balloon glides past flight duration record

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2016 02:26 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA and other researchers use what are known as zero pressure balloons to probe the mysteries of the atmosphere, and by extension our world and the universe as a whole.

Sea level rise may be accelerating

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that the cooling from the Pinatubo eruption had effectively hidden the effects of climate change on sea level rise for decades.

Researchers Are Preparing to Geoengineer the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists will disperse aerosols into the stratosphere in initial tests of a controversial technique for blocking incoming solar radiation.

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
A Nasa satellite has provided remarkable new insights on how CO2 is moved through the Earth's atmosphere.

Five-year forecast indicates further warming

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2018 10:55 PM
by Alex Muller
A forecast published by the Met Office indicates the annual global average temperature is likely to exceed 1 °C and could reach 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.

More sea-level rise for each delay in peaking emissions

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2018 07:34 PM
by Alex Muller
Peaking global CO2 emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise.

How Microsoft Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Fight Climate Change

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2018 09:06 AM
by Alex Muller
Today, climate change, loss of biodiversity, water woes, and food sustainability are among the most pressing global issues.

Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2018 11:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will pay $4.5m to cover some of the lapsed US commitment to the Paris climate accord.

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2018 03:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas are essential for policy-makers.

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