Brazil keeps protecting Indigenous land in the Amazon. It’s not stopping deforestation.

Even with strict regulations, protected areas are losing forest to weakened environmental policies.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…

Tracking the West's Growing Wildfires

Tracking the West’s Growing Wildfires

Across the western United States, climate change has caused temperatures to rise, droughts to drag on, and vegetation to go thirsty. As a result, wildfires are occurring more frequently and over a longer time period each year. This phenomenon was exemplified recently in the Washburn Wildfire, which burned through the Eastern Sierras in California, including Yosemite National Park, for over three weeks in July 2022. Roads closed around and inside the park, and access was cut off to the Mariposa…

The US has a new pollution rule for heavy-duty trucks for the first time in 2 decades

Cleaner trucks will mean better air and health for overburdened communities.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…

November 2022 Monthly National Climate Report

The November contiguous U.S. average temperature was 40.95 degress Fahrenheit, 0.74 degress Fahrenheit below the 1901-2000 average. The precipitation total was 2.40 inches, 0.17 inches above average.Source: State of the Climate Report …

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U.S., Australia partner to explore and map the Pacific Ocean

U.S., Australia partner to explore and map the Pacific Ocean Emily Narrow, mission videographer, enjoys the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the back deck of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, during the NOAA Ocean Exploration mission: Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas In 2017. Credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration. (NOAA Ocean Exploration) Download Image December 21, 2022
   

NASA awards JPSS instrument refurbishment contract to Northrop Grumman

NASA awards JPSS instrument refurbishment contract to Northrop Grumman

US space agency NASA has contracted aerospace and defense technology developer Northrop Grumman to refurbish the NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Engineering Development Unit (EDU) to support a future mission.
This is a cost-plus, fixed-fee contract modification in the amount of US$13,261,772, and increases the total contract value to US$579,770,626.
The principal purpose is to refurbish the JPSS ATMS EDU as a flight instrument for the QuickSounder project, which will support the NOAA’s next-generation satellite architecture for…

NASA Launches International Mission to Survey Earth’s Water

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Led by NASA and the French space agency CNES, the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will provide high-definition data on the salt- and fresh water on Earth’s surface.

A satellite built for NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) to observe nearly all the water on our planet’s surface lifted off on its way to low-Earth orbit at 3:46 a.m. PST on Friday. The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft also has contributions from…