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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
05.16.2012

Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Thought

In a sign that global warming is a reality, a new study reveals that ice shelves in western Antarctica are melting at a faster pace than previously known. Data collected by a NASA ice-watching satellite show that the ice shelves are being eaten away from below by ocean currents, which have been growing warmer even […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
01.30.2012

Experts Agree (Sort of): 2011 Was One of the Warmest Years on Record

Depending on who you listen to, 2011 was either the 11th warmest on record — that’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — or the 9th — according to the National Aeronautic and Space Administration — NASA. According to scientists at NOAA, 2011 broke records for climate extremes, as much of the […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
08.10.2011

Temperatures Rising in America’s Freshwater Lakes

The waters of the Great Lakes are warmer than usual this year, prompting scientists to worry that this may not be a good thing.  All five Great Lakes have been at or near record-high temperatures compared with the 30 years when such measurements have been taken.  The bad news is that there’s still a month remaining […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.01.2011

Atlantis Landing Marks the End of the Legendary Space Shuttle Program

With the safe landing in Florida of Atlantis, NASA’s ambitious 30-year space shuttle program has officially come to an end.  Immediately after landing, Chris Ferguson,  the Atlantis commander, lauded the shuttle program and the rest of the spacecraft fleet.  “The space shuttle has changed the way we view the world and it’s changed the way […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
06.14.2010

The End of CO2?

The end may be in sight to phase out CO2-emitting coal by 2030, according to Architecture 2030 a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established in response to the global-warming crisis.  That conclusion comes from researchers at leading institutions such as NASA, NREL, Architecture 2030 and Columbia University. The paper issued by the institutions – titled […]

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