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Ocean Acidification Warming will Slow Sea Scallop Growth

6/2/2023 - By A new study published in the journal PLOS Climate indicates that ocean acidification conditions projected between now and 2100 depress the growth of juvenile Atlantic sea scallops. Ocean acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, resulting in chemical changes that increase acidity. Ocean warming may further hinder growth. Atlantic… SEE MORE
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What’s Happening to the Trees in New Orleans?

5/28/2023 - By Philip Kiefer. The Louisiana city has struggled to rebuild its tree canopy, devastated by storms and neglect. But an influx of federal aid and a new reforestation plan could offer hope. To a casual visitor, New Orleans appears to be a city of trees. It’s home to both the largest urban wildlife… SEE MORE
A summary graphic showing an alphabetical list of the 2023 Atlantic tropical cyclone names as selected by the World Meteorological Organization. The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 and runs through November 30. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season

5/24/2023 - El Nino, above-average Atlantic Ocean temperatures set the stage NOAA forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predict near-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to November 30, predicts a 40%… SEE MORE
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Planes, Shipping Lanes, and Automobiles

5/20/2023 - By Alan Buis NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory The effects of global climate change are broad and impact everyone, as well as Earth’s natural systems. Much has been written about the major impacts of climate change. Effects such as rising global surface temperatures, higher sea levels, longer and more intense heat… SEE MORE
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Uncertainty Swirls Around 2023 Hurricane Season as El Nino looms

4/19/2023 - By Colorado State University’s first look at the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season calls for a slight slowdown, but uncertainty abound as a potential El Niño looms. A potential El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean could put the brakes on this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Leading hurricane experts at Colorado State… SEE MORE
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Buying crucial time in climate change fight

4/8/2023 - By Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer. MethaneSAT satellite will spot global sources of methane emissions, which in many cases can be halted with relatively simple fixes For Steven Wofsy, the satellite is worth sticking around for. Wofsy, an atmospheric scientist who spent decades investigating climate change, could be enjoying retired life… SEE MORE