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2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery

October 22, 2019

Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting…
Chemists take a closer look at the spot where water meets air

May 14, 2019

Water, despite its central place in so many processes vital to life on Earth, remains a chemical mystery…
NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

May 17, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on…
New Technology Doubles Scientists’ View of Ocean-Air Interactions

April 21, 2018

NASA scientists are hard at work trying to unlock mysteries of our planet’s ocean surface currents and winds…
NASA’s World Tour of the Atmosphere Reveals Surprises Along the Way

April 15, 2018

Two thirds of Earth’s surface are covered by water — and two thirds of Earth’s atmosphere reside over…
AIRS: 15 Years of Seeing What’s in the Air

May 6, 2017

Accurate weather forecasts save lives. NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, launched on this date 15 years ago…
NASA to Measure Greenhouse Gases Over the Mid-Atlantic Region in May

May 3, 2017

In May, a team of Goddard scientists will begin measuring greenhouse gases over the Mid-Atlantic region — an…
Detergent’ Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes

April 18, 2017

A new NASA- and Department of Energy-funded study finds that recent increases in global methane levels observed since…
Water, water everywhere … even in the air

April 18, 2017

Severe water shortages already affect many regions around the world, and are expected to get much worse as…
A Strange Thing Happened in the Stratosphere

September 6, 2016

High above Earth’s tropics, a pattern of winds changed recently in a way that scientists had never seen…
Growing Arctic Carbon Emissions Could Go Unobserved

June 28, 2016

A new NASA-led study has found that in at least part of the Arctic, scientists are not doing…
NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution

June 2, 2016

Using a new satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have located…
Expanding Tropics Pushing High Altitude Clouds Towards Poles, NASA Study Finds

May 7, 2016

A new NASA analysis of 30-years of satellite data suggests that a previously observed trend of high altitude…
NASA Scientists Scrutinize Arctic Gas Flaring Pollution

April 28, 2016

  Flaring of waste natural gas from industrial oil fields in the Northern Hemisphere is a potential source…
Soaking up the atmosphere helps batteries “breathe”

March 18, 2016

Researchers at UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) have harnessed the chemical reaction between oxygen and…
Turning air into fuel: scientists convert carbon dioxide into methanol

February 3, 2016

They’re making fuel from thin air at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. For the first time, researchers…
NASA Study: Examination of Earth’s Recent History Key to Predicting Global Temperatures

December 20, 2015

Estimates of future global temperatures based on recent observations must account for the differing characteristics of each important…
NASA’s Next Ozone Layer Instrument Arrives At Launch Site

November 24, 2015

A NASA instrument to monitor aerosols, the ozone layer, and other gases in our atmosphere from space arrived…
From Magilligan to Mars: Mapping Winds and Dune Evolution on the Red Planet

November 6, 2015

Three Irish scientists have discovered how winds shape sand dunes on Mars by using image data from the…
2015 Antarctic Ozone Hole Area Approaches Annual Maximum

October 8, 2015

The Antarctic ozone hole, which typically reaches its annual peak area between mid-September and early October, formed more…
Shedding light on potential toxins that lurk in blood and breast milk

September 18, 2015

Toxic flame retardants used in electronics and fabrics have been banned or removed from American and European products…
The shape of a perfect fire

June 11, 2015

From ancient Egyptians roasting a dripping cut of beef next to the Great Pyramid of Giza to a…
Laser ‘Lightning rods’ channel electricity through thin air

August 20, 2014

Miniature lightning: The team used a femtosecond laser to create a thin column of plasma – a special…
How the kettle got its whistle

October 28, 2013

Researchers have finally worked out where the noise that makes kettles whistle actually comes from – a problem…
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