‘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…

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…

July 2022 Monthly National Climate Report

The July contiguous U.S. average temperature was 76.42 degress Fahrenheit, 2.81 degress Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The precipitation total was 2.74 inches, 0.04 inches below average. Source: State of the Climate Report …

June 2022 Monthly National Climate Report

The June contiguous U.S. average temperature was 70.66 degress Fahrenheit, 2.17 degress Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. The precipitation total was 2.33 inches, 0.6 inches below average. Source: State of the Climate Report …