Ocean-Studying Satellites Launched into Space

February 25, 2013, 7:36 am

Seven satellites including SARAL (satellites for collecting data on oceans) were launched on 25th February from India on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Life of Pi’s Acidic Island a Warning for Our Warming World

February 7, 2013, 1:15 pm

The recently released film Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee and based on Yann Martel’s novel of the same name, is a fable for our climate change times.

Rethinking the Cap and Trade Offsets

January 30, 2013, 9:09 pm

Enforcement for California’s cap-and-trade program began with the new year, but environmental organizations are voicing concern that the climate control measure may only [...]

1,500-Year Cycle Found in Arctic Atmospheric Pattern

December 10, 2012, 3:00 pm

A clear 1,500-year cycle had been found in the far North’s surface atmosphere pressure pattern.

Bolivian Tree Rings Provide Archive of Amazon Rainfall

October 1, 2012, 3:26 pm

Rings from just eight lowland cedar trees in Bolivia have produced a century-long record of rainfall patterns across the entire Amazon basin.

Cloud Seeding Could Weaken Hurricanes

August 27, 2012, 4:05 am

The idea is highly controversial, but environmental scientists believe they could reduce the energy of hurricanes by one category using a technique called Marine Cloud [...]

Raining Seaweed in Gloucestershire Village, England

August 10, 2012, 4:13 am

Heavy rains on Aug. 8 delivered a strange surprise to the town of Berkeley in Gloucestershire.

Mystery Behind Twinned Rainbows Revealed

August 7, 2012, 4:11 pm

An international team of scientists working with Disney have figured out how twin rainbows form while trying to enhance rainbow images in computer graphics.

Red Rain in India May Have Alien Origin

August 6, 2012, 4:00 pm

A rare shower of red rain fell for about 15 minutes in the city of Kannur, Kerala, early on June 28. Local residents were perturbed, but this is not the first time the state [...]

Ancient Alteration of Seawater Chemistry Linked With Past Climate Change

August 4, 2012, 3:08 pm

Scientists have discovered a potential cause of Earth’s “icehouse climate” cooling trend of the past 45 million years. It has everything to do with the chemistry of the [...]

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