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An Unusual New York City Election Tests Whether Global Warming Can Win A Local Race – HuffPost

RIDGEWOOD, N.Y. ― In a past life, during the halcyon days before hipsters colonized New York City’s outer boroughs, Costa Constantinides sold toys here in this working-class, immigrant neighborhood in central Queens.  It was a time when the city had…

Satellite image data reveals rapid decline of China’s intertidal wetlands

(Frontiers) Researchers from the school of Geographical Sciences at Guangzhou University have revealed the stark decline of China’s intertidal wetlands by studying archives of satellite imaging data. The area of these wetlands reduced by 37.62% between the 1970s and 2015, placing these vulnerable yet valuable ecosystems and the species they support under increased pressure from anthropogenic development and future sea level rise.

NASA catches the re-birth of zombie tropical cyclone Francisco

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The low-pressure area that had once been Tropical Cyclone Francisco has been lingering in the Southern Indian Ocean since Feb. 6 when it weakened below tropical cyclone status. Since then, Francisco’s remnants moved into an area of warm waters and low wind shear allowing the low-pressure area to re-organize, consolidate and re-form. NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the zo

Climate change: Bangkok, Amsterdam and Melbourne ‘face greatest global warming risk’ – Sky News

Bangkok, Amsterdam and Melbourne stand to be the cities most hit by climate change by 2050, according to new analysis. Rising sea levels caused by an increase in global temperatures will hit Thailand’s capital harder than any other, the Nestpick…

The Folly Of Global Climate Forecasting

It was particularly warm in Northeast Georgia this past week — no doubt thrilling the Earth-worshipping faithful. We’ve also been very wet. After the latest round of rain, temperatures returned to a more winterlike feel. On this past Friday, there…

NASA examines Tropical Storm Uesi’s heavy rainfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA analyzed Tropical Storm Uesi’s rainfall and found moderate to heavy rainfall around the storm’s center and in a large band of thunderstorms south of the center. That heavy rainfall has triggered warnings for Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean.

NSW floods and weather: rain eases but chaos continues – live

Hi all, this is Naaman Zhou taking over from Calla Wahlquist. In proof that the job never ends, the NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, has tweeted praise of fire crews who have been out helping the SES. As…

Storm Ciara: travel chaos and floods amid warning of ‘danger to life’ – live updates

Some 539,000 people experienced a power cut on Sunday with 118,000 left without power by 4pm across the whole of the UK, according to Energy Networks. Train passengers are being advised to check with operators before travelling as there are…

NASA analyzes tropical cyclone Damien’s water vapor concentration

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Damien.