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NASA's AURA satellite peers into Earth's ozone hole
...e late 1980s. Those years, 2002 and 2004, were the warmest
of the period. Scientists also monitor how much ozone there is in the atmosphere from the ground to space. The thickness of the Antarctic ozone layer was the third highest of the last decade, as measured by the lowest reading recorded during the yea...
2005 was the warmest year in a century
The year 2005 may have been the warmest
year in a century, according to NASA scientists st... that study climate change rank 2005 as the second warmest
year, based on comparisons through November. The primary difference among the analyses, according to...
NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef
...hing events typically peak when waters reach their warmest
levels, usually in late summer and early fall. Phenomena like El Niño have also been linked to declines in reef health. During the strong El Niño of 1998, about 30 percent of coral off the Florida Keys died after a single mass bleaching. Other fact...
Human preference for other species could determine whether they survive
...r to be most popular are the ones that display the warmest
colors in the upper body, the neck and head. He likened the effect to that of a man in a tuxedo pinning on a red carnation. Unlike some other types of animals, human preference for particular penguin species does not seem to be driven by a "cuteness"...
How trees manage water in arid environments
... large areas. The summer of 2006 was the second warmest
in the continental United States since records began in 1895, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Moderate to extreme drought conditions were evident in about 40 percent of the country. When Constance Brown moved from Arizona to Indian...
Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice
... from the coast regions that bears shift to in the warmest
parts of the year. Bears that make it to shore may be there for increasingly longer periods of time without food as the sea ice becomes more distant and inaccessible. The main question for conservationists is which of the existing 18 populations...