Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Federal, state agencies announce $3.7 million to restore Alabama natural resources

A sea change in the Arctic atmosphere

Thinning sea ice in spring affects ozone chemistry with implications for mercury contamination

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Arctic warming has thinned springtime sea ice across the Arctic Ocean. A new study shows that this alters the chemistry of the atmosphere near the Earth’s surface and may increase the amount of toxic mercury contaminating the region.

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect upper atmosphere

Scientists will explore role of storms in forming ozone chemicals that affect weather, climate

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Today marks the beginning of a large-scale, comprehensive field project to measure how thunderstorms transport, produce and process chemicals that form ozone, a greenhouse gas that affects Earth's climate, air quality and weather patterns.

Methane from the sea

Researchers find elevated levels of the greenhouse gas above cracks in Arctic sea ice

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The potent greenhouse gas methane is seeping out of parts of the Arctic Ocean, and the discovery may represent another cycle contributing to climate warming in the region.

When a tornado strikes a hospital

NOAA investigates what makes hospitals vulnerable when severe weather strikes

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Because tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe storms can destroy hospitals as indiscriminately as anything in their path, NOAA is funding research to better understand what makes hospital buildings vulnerable.

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