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…

Caribbean coral reefs have been warming for at least 100 years

A new analysis outlines 150 years of sea-surface temperature history throughout the Greater Caribbean region, highlighting significant warming trends that have disrupted coral reef ecosystems. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

January 2022 Upper Air

January Lower Troposphere: UAH, +0.03 degress Celsius; RSS, +0.364 degress Celsius. Mid-Troposphere: UAH, +0.00 degress Celsius; RSS, +0.172 degress Celsius; NESDIS_STAR, +0.098 degress Celsius. Stratosphere: UAH, -0.13 degress Celsius; RSS, -0.321 degress Celsius; NESDIS_STAR, -0.294 degress Celsius. Source: State of the Climate Report …

Greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles

Major automotive manufacturers are ramping up production of electric trucks as a key strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their vehicles. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Study of algae in Acadia National Park lakes shows recovery from acidification

Research shows that federal regulations to reduce human-caused sulfur in the atmosphere have aided in the recovery of algal ecosystems for two lakes in Acadia National Park. However, the study also shows that the warming climate negatively impact certain types of lakes more than others, which could affect future ecosystem recovery. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

Large-scale solar farms could increase rainfall in some arid regions

Large-scale solar farms could increase rainfall in some arid regions

Fresh water supplies could be boosted on the Arabian Red Sea coastal plain, study suggests
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January 2022 Regional Analysis

January temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +0.66 degress Celsius; South America, +1.35 degress Celsius; Europe, +2.01 degress Celsius; Africa, +0.56 degress Celsius; Asia, +2.48 degress Celsius; Oceania, +1.21 degress Celsius; Caribbean Islands, +0.87 degress Celsius; Atlantic MDR, +0.74 degress Celsius; Gulf of Mexico, +0.90 degress Celsius; Hawaiian Region, +0.47 degress Celsius; East N Pacific, +0.72 degress Celsius Source: State of the Climate Report …

Storied Maine ski resort bets future on reining in high costs of warmer winters

By Lori Valigra and Elizabeth Miller
A skier jumps into the air in front of a large snow-making machine at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Modern advances in snow-making technology are helping Maine ski areas stay open despite the warming climate. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN BRIDGTON, Maine — Billy Dolliver’s blue eyes twinkled at the mountain snow. Mid-20 temperatures kept the ski trail from getting slushy. The sun was warm enough so he did not freeze…