Category: Weather

Ghosts In The Machine: Unexpected ‘Visitors’ Crash Live TV Weather Forecast

By Adriana Navarro Comic book superheroes may wish they could do what FOX 9 Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed, who forecasts the weather for the Twin Cities in Minnesota, did while delivering her forecast on Tuesday night. While on the air delivering a forecast for what was a rather tranquil weather pattern, the graphics — and McDermed

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NASA Satellite Captures Images Of ‘Sharkcano’ Eruption

By AccuWeather A volcanic eruption typically threatens the local environment and the land-bound animals within it. A recent situation in the Pacific Ocean, however, was anything but typical. On May 17, the Twitter account for the NASA Earth Observatory shared details of underwater eruptions occurring a few days earlier at the Kavachi Volcano, near the

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Eco-Crisis: Critical Climate Indicators Climb To Alarming Levels

By Adriana Navarro Four key climate indicators set new records in 2021, underscoring the importance to curb emissions from human activity. The United Nations criticized “humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption” despite sustainable technology being readily available for governments and cheaper to use than fossil fuels.” Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat and ocean

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Climate Irony: Cleaner Air Linked To Increase In Atlantic Hurricanes 

By Allison Finch Reducing air pollution has important health benefits — but it can also have an unusual impact on the environment. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently published in the journal Science Advances, examined how particulate air pollution, or aerosols, and climate change have affected tropical cyclones over

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Dream Achieved: NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Boards The International Space Station

By John Murphy NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history last month when she became the first Black woman to live and work on the International Space Station. Late last year, NASA announced Watkins would be assigned to the SpaceX Crew-4 mission to space. She was first selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2017. On

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Stormy Weather: ‘Twister’ Used TOTO, A 1970s Technology, To Probe The Power Of Tornadoes

By Chaffin Mitchell The blockbuster movie “Twister” influenced a generation of professional storm chasers and sparked curiosity about meteorology when it was released May 10, 1996. “Twister” is set in rural Oklahoma and focuses on a TV meteorologist who gets roped into chasing storms. Co-stars Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play a married couple on

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Warm, Gusty Winds To Worsen Wildfire Danger In Southwest

By Jessica Storm Wildfires are blazing throughout Arizona and New Mexico, and the immediate future holds little hope for any fire-dampening rains there. Numerous fires broke out across both states and hundreds of residents were evacuated last week. And the threat remains high. Dry, warm and breezy weather is expected to build across the Southwest

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Eureka! Scientists Believe Jupiter Moon Europa Could Sustain Life

By Zachary Rosenthal Life in outer space might be more than a sci-fi fantasy. Scientists studying Europa, one of Jupiter’s most famous icy moons, have found that some of its frozen features are similar to those on Greenland, which suggests the moon could hold life. A study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications studied double

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VIDEO: Heating Up: Scientists Race To Find Cause Of Alarming Polar Heatwave

By Georgina Jadikovskaall An international research campaign involving over 100 scientists from 12 countries has begun investigating the dramatic warming in the Arctic — at an estimated rise of two to three degrees Celsius, or about 3.5 to 5.5 degrees Fahrenheit — over the last 50 years. The campaign, named HALO-(AC)3, is a joint research

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