‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

‘Nature-rinsing’: How polluters use the beauty of nature to clean up their image

Ever wonder why ads show SUVs dashing through the forest?Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

GOOS publishes latest Ocean Observing System Report Card

GOOS publishes latest Ocean Observing System Report Card

The WMO has released the latest Ocean Observing System Report Card – an annual report providing insight into the state, capacity and value of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
The report card is prepared in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and other GOOS partners and experts, and produced by GOOS’s OceanOPS operational center.
The report card focuses on how an integrated observing network adds value to society across three delivery areas of climate, operational services and ocean health….

2022 Arctic Summer Sea Ice Tied for 10th-Lowest on Record

According to satellite observations, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent (lowest amount of ice for the year) on Sept. 18, 2022. The ice cover shrank to an area of 4.67 million square kilometers (1.80 million square miles) this year, roughly 1.55 million square kilometers (598,000 square miles) below the 1981-2010 average minimum of 6.22 million square kilometers (2.40 million square miles).

This visualization of sea ice change in the Arctic uses data provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s…

Multipeak-Weißlicht-Interferometer ermöglichen hochgenaue Multilayer-Messungen

Micro-Epsilon white light interferometers are characterized by their outstanding precision and absolute measurement values. The industrial-grade devices are suitable for inline use for machine integration as well as for laboratory applications. White light interferometers measure distance as well asSource: Micro-epsilon…

In Oregon, farmers are revamping century-old irrigation canals to stem water loss

In Oregon, farmers are revamping century-old irrigation canals to stem water loss

Converting irrigation ditches into pipelines can save water — and create a new source of renewable energy.Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

NASA Software Maps Changes in Current and Future Animal Movements

In the face of growing environmental pressures, changing climates, and ecological damage, organisms around the globe have been forced to move from their historic ranges to find more suitable habitats. As these changes continue, the long-term survival of many species depends on their ability to safely traverse the landscape to find more optimal habitats. To improve animal connectivity and conservation strategies, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) climate change ecologist and NASA-funded principal investigator Kimberly Hall and her team of scientists updated the…

2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #33

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, August 14, 2022 through Sat, August 20, 2022.
The following articles sparked above average interest during the week (bolded articles are from SkS authors): The Arctic has warmed ‘nearly four times faster’ than the global average, Skeptical Science New Research for Week #33 2022, IPCC Explainer: Mitigation of Climate Change, and Halfway point in this year’s run of Denial101x – 6 more months to go!.
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Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

The rapper’s Boeing 767 was a gift from a Canadian cargo airline. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

The steps of a commercial building roof moisture survey

Roofs are meant to keep moisture out and conditioned air in. But holes and leaks can develop over time, and water intrusion poses a great threat to every building. To top it off, moisture doesn’t just come from rain. HVAC systems, condensation, plumbing leaks, and…
The post The steps of a commercial building roof moisture survey appeared first on TSI Energy Solutions. Source: TSI Energy Solutions …

US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

In Brief:

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

Water is life, but for all its importance, humanity has a surprisingly limited view of Earth’s freshwater bodies. Researchers have reliable water level measurements for only a few thousand lakes around the world, and little to no data on some of the planet’s important river systems. The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will fill that enormous gap….