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By Raya Bidshahri When it comes to climate change, government leaders and politicians must begin to think beyond their term limits and lifetimes. They must ask themselves not how they can serve their voters, but rather how they can contribute to our species’ progress. They must think beyond the sho...
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NASA’s TIMED mission, short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics, has confirmed a surprisingly fast carbon dioxide increase in Earth’s upper atmosphere, raising questions about how different layers of the atmosphere are interconnected. Even more curious—though climate mod...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
About one third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human consumption, despite having little accurate data about how much water remains in them, according to two new studies led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
NASA is a world leader in climate studies and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change. NASA then makes this informati...
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Posted by on in General Environment
There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there’s no place like Earth. To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth to all your social medi with hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome. Meanwhile, NAS...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Greenland’s ice sheet shrank by an average of 243 billion tonnes a year between 2003 and 2009 – a rate of melting that is enough to raise the world’s sea levels by 0.68 mm per year. In what is claimed as the first detailed study, geologist Beata Csatho, of the University of Buffalo in the US, and c...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA this weekend. The announcement continues a trend of record or near-record breaking months, including May and August of this year. The newly released data could make ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California's last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Wit...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Responding to the impact that a growing population and changing land use have had on the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays over the past 60 years is the focus of a research project led by Penn State and supported by a $1.4 million grant from NASA.   Researchers involved in the three-year study are...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space.   The NASA aircraft will be joined by a research aircraft from...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings by UC Irvine. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentia...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California — A rocket carrying a N                     NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. The Delta 2 ro...
PHOTO: In this image released by NASA, members of the media are unable to capture the launch of the Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite onboard due to heavy fog at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014.  The goal of the $468 million mission, designed to last at least two years, is to study the processes behind how the environment absorbs carbon dioxide.  (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Posted by on in Air Quality
NASA is preparing a July 1 launch for its first satellite dedicated to measuring atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that plays a key role in climate change.   CO2 levels have reached their highest point in at least 800,000 years, according to the US space agency. The Orbi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
A large tabular iceberg (42 kilometers x 17 kilometers) broke off Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica (75ºS latitude, 102ºW longitude) sometime between November 4 and 12, 2001. Images of the glacier were acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spa...
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Posted by on in Forestry
The Congo, the world's second largest rainforest, is losing its greenness, finds a new study published in Nature. The research, based on analysis of NASA satellite data, reveals the impact of long-term drought that has affected the region in 2000. The study may help scientists forecast the Congo ra...
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We don't usually look to the stars here at EARTH PROTECT but sometimes we need to look up and understand that we are part of something much bigger. Early August always brings with it the promise of a spectacular show in the form of the Perseid meteor shower. This shower, which peaks August 11-13, is...
Location of the radiant of the Perseid meteor shower. All Perseid meteors appear to radiat...
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