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NOAA Has Kept Records On Global Warming For Decades. COVID-19 Could Disrupt It All – Colorado Public Radio

Every workday for Scientist Eric Moglia starts the same. He drives to the shipping and receiving department to retrieve packages from far-flung spots like Alaska, Mongolia and Algeria. Inside them is precious information about climate change. But those packages might stop…

Landmark study concludes marine life can be rebuilt by 2050

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) An international study recently published in the journal Nature that was led by KAUST professors Carlos Duarte and Susana Agustí lays out the essential roadmap of actions required for the planet’s marine life to recover to full abundance by 2050.

Study: The Ozone Layer Is Repairing Itself, Affecting Wind Flows

While most people’s focus remains directed at the coronavirus pandemic, some good news has emerged: a hole in our ozone layer is now in recovery. The hole—located above Antarctica—is continuing to recover and bringing changes in atmospheric circulation as a…

If a warm U.S. winter was ‘a preview of global warming,’ what part did a polar vortex play? –

The winter that just ended was the sixth-warmest on record in the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And one feature of that winter was a strong zonal, west-to-east flowing polar vortex. Wait, what? Usually…


Legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a new study.

International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

(University of Colorado at Boulder) The Montreal Protocol of 1987 phased out production of ozone-destroying substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Beginning around 2000, concentrations of those chemicals in the stratosphere started to decline and the ozone hole began to recover. In this study, researchers have shown that around the year 2000, the circulation of the Southern Hemisphere also stopped expanding polewards — a pause or slight reversal of the earlier trends.

GSA cancels regional spring section meetings

(Geological Society of America) Boulder, CO: In light of evolving circumstances surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Geological Society of America announced today that its May in-person meetings of the Rocky Mountain, Cordilleran, and North-Central Sections of the Geological Society of America have been canceled.