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 …

The looming threat for Maine’s iconic potato industry

By Lori Valigra (Bangor Daily News) and Caitlin Looby (Climate Central) with Jen Brady (Climate Central) contributing to data reporting
Maire Lenihan coaxes organic Keuka Gold potatoes into a washing machine at Goranson Farm in Dresden on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN Maine farmer Ryan Guerrette irrigated his 1,200 acres of potatoes in Caribou more often in the past few years, when more severe rain or drought conditions threatened the state’s premier food crop. Guerrette Farms is in the heart of Aroostook County…

February 2022 Regional Analysis

February temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, -0.40 degress Celsius; South America, +0.89 degress Celsius; Europe, +3.10 degress Celsius; Africa, +0.72 degress Celsius; Asia, +2.42 degress Celsius; Oceania, +0.22 degress Celsius; Caribbean Islands, +0.87 degress Celsius; Atlantic MDR, +0.86 degress Celsius; Gulf of Mexico, +0.41 degress Celsius; Hawaiian Region, +0.61 degress Celsius; East N Pacific, +0.69 degress Celsius Source: State of the Climate Report …

Nature-based carbon removal can help protect us from a warming planet

A new study finds that temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower global peak warming levels but only if complemented by ambitious fossil fuel emission reductions. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Conversion process turns pollution into cash

Engineers have developed a promising electrochemical system to convert emissions from chemical and power plants into useful products while addressing climate change. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

U.S. fires four times larger, three times more frequent since 2000

Fires have gotten larger, more frequent and more widespread across the United States since 2000, according to a new article. The research shows that large fires have not only become more common, they are also spreading into new areas, impacting land that previously did not burn. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Can cloud seeding help quench the thirst of the US West?

Can cloud seeding help quench the thirst of the US West?

In the midst of a historic megadrought, states in the American West are embracing cloud seeding to increase snow and rainfall. 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…

All organisms produce methane

It is well known that methane, a greenhouse gas, is produced by special microorganisms, for example in the intestines of cows, or in rice fields. For some years, scientists had also observed the production of methane in plants and fungi, without finding an explanation. Now researchers have shed light on the underlying mechanism. Their findings suggest that all organisms release methane. Source: Science Daily – Climate…