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6 Reasons to Thank a Government Scientist

6 Reasons to Thank a Government Scientist

By Gretchen Goldman President Trump signed an executive order Monday mandating that for any new rule issued from an agency, two would have to be revoked. Such a proposal is absurd, illogical and threatening to our public health and safety. Last week, the Trump Administration also issued a government-wide hiring freeze, instituted a far-reaching gag-order […]

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    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    NASA has just released new aerial photographs that show, close-up, an immense, 70-mile long rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. The breach is 300 feet wide and one-third of a mile deep. As it grows, an iceberg the size of Delaware will break off. Operation Icebridge, in its eighth year of conducting […]

    NASA Produces First 3D Animation of Global Carbon Emissions

    NASA Produces First 3D Animation of Global Carbon Emissions

    By Leo Hickman The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. space agency, has released an “eye-popping” three-dimensional animation showing carbon dioxide emissions moving through the Earth’s atmosphere over the course of a year. It says the 3-D visualization is “one of the most realistic views yet” of the “complex patterns in which carbon […]

    Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names

    Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names

    The Department of Energy has refused to respond to the Trump transition team’s chilling 74-question document seeking the names of anyone who has worked on climate change in the department. Climate scientists are also acting feverishly to preserve data after a senior Trump campaign adviser suggested eliminating funding for NASA’s climate research programs. [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1386817284664538/ […]

    7 Stunning Images Show the Northern Lights’ Winter Magic

    7 Stunning Images Show the Northern Lights’ Winter Magic

    With its Arctic climate and desolate, rocky landscape, icy Greenland isn’t a typical travel destination. That is precisely what drew award-winning explorer and photographer Paul Zizka to camp out on an ice cap and capture one of Greenland’s natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights. Ilulissat gave us the traditional green welcome tonight. It’s […]

    Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Vanishes in Record Heat, Scientists Say

    Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Vanishes in Record Heat, Scientists Say

    The sea ice covering Earth’s two poles are at record lows amidst exceptionally warm global temperatures. The eight panels show the November sea ice extent in the Arctic roughly every five years since 1978, when satellites started monitoring sea ice.NASA Earth Observatory Citing satellite measurements from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), […]

    5 Fascinating Google Earth Time-Lapse Videos Show 32 Years of Climate Change

    5 Fascinating Google Earth Time-Lapse Videos Show 32 Years of Climate Change

    Google Earth has added four years of new data along with high-resolution satellite imagery to its time-lapse feature, which is available to anyone who wants to see how the planet has changed since 1984. You’ll see glaciers receding, cities growing and lakes shrinking. Satellite data now ranges from 1984 to 2016 and includes more than […]

    5 Reasons Eliminating NASA’s Climate Research Would Be a Huge Mistake

    5 Reasons Eliminating NASA’s Climate Research Would Be a Huge Mistake

    By James Dyke Will President Donald Trump really slash funding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) “politicized” climate change science? It certainly has been politicized, but not by the scientists conducting it. Blame instead the fossil fuel industry-funded lobby groups and politicians that have for more than a generation tried using doubt, obfuscation […]