Ocean temperatures off the East Coast of the US are extraordinarily warm for this time of year. A region of water in the Gulf Stream 100 miles off Virginia Beach now features sea surface temperatures of 81 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 degrees (F) above average. 464 more words
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Imagine, if you will, the smallest thing you can. Next imagine the largest.
When I try and wrap my head around those two ideas I remember my chemistry classes and talking about quarks and leptons being the smallest particles that we have discovered thus far, and, when I think of the largest thing in existence, I think of the universe in its entirety. 664 more words
During my last semester as an undergrad at Case Western Reserve University, I studied the lions at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for my Animal Behavior class. My research was on their activity levels (long story short, they’re not very active; lions are inactive for 20-21 hours per day ). 713 more words
Martin Beniston is a Professor of Climate Research, Chair for Climate Research, and Director of the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva. He is vice-chairman of one of the working groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. 148 more words
Heat waves will be more intense and happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.
A Miracle Planet
Earth is the only planet circling our sun on which life as we know it could (and does) exist.
Like no other planet, ours is covered with green vegetation, enormous blue-green oceans containing over a million islands, hundreds of thousands of streams and rivers, huge land masses called continents, mountains, ice caps, and deserts that produce a spectacular variety of color and texture. 1,930 more words
A new report finds World Heritage sites around the globe may vanish from our warming planet. 6 more words