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Atmospheric helium levels are on the rise

Physics World

Levels of helium-4 in the Earth’s atmosphere have been increasing since at least 1974, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, US that resolves a longstanding anomaly in atmospheric science. Atmosphere

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Why California Is Being Deluged by Atmospheric Rivers

Scientific American

California has been hit by repeated storms fueled by torrents of moisture called atmospheric rivers that will only intensify in a warming climate. Environment Climate Change Weather

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Cold atmospheric plasma eradicates residual cancer cells

Physics World

Cleaning up cancer cells: Richard Wirz and colleagues are developing a portable cold atmospheric plasma device for postsurgical cancer treatment. Cold atmospheric plasma could provide an alternative anti-cancer tool and is under investigation as a potential postsurgical treatment.

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Plastic aerosols in the atmosphere could affect the climate

Physics World

Tiny particles of plastic in the atmosphere can affect Earth’s climate, according to Laura Revell at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and colleagues. However, exactly how microplastics are distributed in the atmosphere is not well known. Atmosphere

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HotSpots H2O: Unusually Powerful ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummels British Columbia and Pacific Northwest

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The rains were the result of a weather phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river,” a narrow column that transports water vapor from the tropics to the poles. Atmospheric rivers are projected to intensify as the climate continues to warm.

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Inferno-like exoplanet has ionized calcium in its atmosphere

Physics World

Signatures of ionized calcium in the upper atmosphere of an ultra-hot, Jupiter-like exoplanet have been found by international team of astronomers led by Emily Deibert at the University of Toronto.

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Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Climate change is having an increasing impact on the structure of Earth’s atmosphere, a new international study shows. The research draws on decades of observations to quantify that warming temperatures are playing a greater role in pushing up the top of the lowest level… Read more → Climate change Publications

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Black-hole physics and that iconic ‘shadow’ image, balloons and rockets probe the atmosphere’s acoustic duct

Physics World

Also in this week’s podcast is the geophysicist Sarah Albert, who studies sound propagation in the atmosphere by listening in on rocket launches using high-altitude balloons. Astronomy and space Atmosphere

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“Olympic Forest Is About Much More Than Removing Carbon From the Atmosphere” - Tree Aid, IOC's Implementing Partner

3BL Media

It has also committed to removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits, through the Olympic Forest project. At one level, it’s about planting trees to take 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) from the atmosphere over a period of 25 years.

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Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Climate change is having an increasing impact on the structure of Earth’s atmosphere, a new international study shows. The research draws on decades of observations to quantify that warming temperatures are playing a greater role in pushing up the top of the lowest level… Read more → Climate change Publications

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JWST has spotted chemical reactions in an exoplanet's atmosphere

New Scientist

Astronomers analysing data from the James Webb Space Telescope have spotted signs of chemical reactions driven by star light in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time

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Mauna Loa eruption interrupts key record of atmospheric CO2

New Scientist

The Mauna Loa Observatory has kept a nearly uninterrupted record of atmospheric carbon dioxide for more than 60 years, but a volcanic eruption has cut off power

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New technology harnesses atmospheric water in deserts

Inhabitant

New technology in development by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin could help harvest drinking water from the atmosphere even in the driest climates. A low-cost gel film that can pull sufficient water for drinking from the atmosphere within a short time is in development

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Exploring Pluto’s changing atmosphere by chasing its shadow on Earth

Physics World

Pluto is less than 20% of the diameter of Earth and is on average six billion kilometres away, yet astronomers have been able to study its tenuous atmosphere since the 1980s. The post Exploring Pluto’s changing atmosphere by chasing its shadow on Earth appeared first on Physics World.

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Landslides can be triggered by small changes in atmospheric pressure

New Scientist

We knew earthquakes and heavy rain could initiate landslides, but now it seems alterations in atmospheric pressure can do it too if combined with certain conditions on the ground

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The Brightest Gamma-Ray Burst Ever Recorded Rattled Earth's Atmosphere

Scientific American

The death of a massive star far across the universe affected lightning on our planet and could teach us about the Milky Way. Space & Physics Astronomy Astrophysics Black Holes

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Atmospheric water harvesting: can we get water out of thin air?

Environmental News Bits

Earth’s atmosphere holds six times more fresh water than all of its rivers combined. Purdue University researchers have crunched the numbers and have the data to show which atmospheric water … Continue reading Atmospheric water harvesting: can we get water out of thin air?

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Nord Stream pipes leaked 'enormous' amount of methane into atmosphere

New Scientist

Satellite measurement should reveal just how much potent greenhouse gas was released by the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, but for now the estimates put it in the order of hundreds of millions of cubic metres

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Mushballs inside Uranus and Neptune may solve an atmospheric mystery

New Scientist

Uranus and Neptune appear to have less ammonia than expected, but it might have been hidden by slushy balls of ammonia and water that hail down deep into the planets’ atmospheres

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Sprinkling basalt over soil could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Physics World

Sprinkling powered basalt over natural ecosystems would remove vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere while also improving soils. The post Sprinkling basalt over soil could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere appeared first on Physics World.

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Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientists and collaborators shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere (the lowest region of the atmosphere) may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years. Read the full story from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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JWST found carbon dioxide in an exoplanet atmosphere – and a mystery

New Scientist

The James Webb Space Telescope has made the first clear detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a distant world, and there is also an unexpected bump in the data

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Rogue planets with weird atmospheres and no star could host life

New Scientist

Worlds that hold onto their dense primordial atmospheres of hydrogen and helium may stay warm enough to maintain liquid water on their surfaces, even without starlight

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Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere grants

Environmental News Bits

EPA’s Science to Achieve Results Program (STAR) awarded over $4 million to seven universities to advance air measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), often referred to as air toxics, are a subset of air pollutants … Continue reading Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere grants. Read the full story from U.S.

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Enormous impact flash seen lighting up Jupiter’s atmosphere

New Scientist

Astronomers spotted a huge space rock slamming into Jupiter, creating a blast of light and energy equivalent to 2 million tonnes of TNT – the brightest such event since 1994

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Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere

Earth 911

The post Earth911 Podcast: Climeworks’ Daniel Eggers On Cleaning Up The Atmosphere appeared first on Earth911. Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Daniel Eggers, Chief Commercial Officer at Climeworks, a Zurich, Switzerland-based. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts carbon capture carbon sequestration Climeworks CO2 Daniel Eggers

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Tonga eruption caused irreversible damage to the atmosphere

Inhabitant

It only takes one uncooperative volcano to ruin all our plans to save the planet, no matter how many of us go vegan, compost our food waste and buy electric cars. Scientists are now saying that the enormous January explosion of an underwater volcano in Tonga may have really messed up Earth’s ozone layer

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Jupiter's strange atmosphere may have formed in a gigantic shadow

New Scientist

The mix of gases that make up Jupiter’s atmosphere have long puzzled astronomers, but now it seems the giant planet’s shadowy birthplace may be responsible

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Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

Heading … Continue reading Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere. by Imtiaz Rangwala, University of Colorado Boulder Much of the western U.S.

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Tonga Volcano Eruption Created Puzzling Ripples in Earth's Atmosphere

Scientific American

Powerful waves ringing through the atmosphere after the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai are unlike anything seen before. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Natural Disasters

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How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts — instead of watching epic atmospheric river rainfall drain into the Pacific

Environmental News Bits

All that runoff in the middle of … Continue reading How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts — instead of watching epic atmospheric river rainfall drain into the Pacific Drought Floods Water

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Lowest level of the atmosphere getting thicker due to climate change

New Scientist

The lowest level of the atmosphere, called the troposphere, has been growing warmer and gaining thickness at a rate of 53 metres per decade since 2000

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Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high

Inhabitant

Reducing emissions is top priority for survival. Will we ever treat it as such

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Better Atmospheric River Forecasts Are Giving Emergency Planners More Time to Prepare for Flooding

Scientific American

Knowing when torrents of rain will strike can save property and lives. Features Environment Weather

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Join the hunt for clouds high up in the Martian atmosphere

New Scientist

Cloud gazing isn’t only an Earthly pastime. You can help planetary scientists by cloud spotting on Mars, finds Layal Liverpool

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with six inspiring women in atmospheric sciences

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the Washington Post. This International Women’s Day, we are inspired by these six scientists making a difference in Earth sciences and meteorology. Read more → Weather Women in science

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The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations through 2020

Environmental News Bits

Download the document from the World Meteorological Organization. The latest analysis of observations from the WMO GAW in situ observational network shows that globally averaged surface mole fractions(1) for CO2, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) reached new highs in 2020, with CO2 at 413.2 ± 0.2 ppm(2), CH4 at 1889 ± 2 ppb(3) and… Read more → Climate change Publications

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These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from CNN. Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet’s internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found. Read more → Climate change Publications

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New Solutions to Black Holes, Snake Phobia and Forecasting Atmospheric Rivers

Scientific American

These fun stories show progress from the scale of quantum effects to that of snakes and from Earth to the edge of the universe. From the Editor Space & Physics Black Holes

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Warming Trends: The Cacophony of the Deep Blue Sea, Microbes in the Atmosphere and a Podcast about ‘Just How High the Stakes Are’

Inside Climate News

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier. By Katelyn Weisbrod Below the surface of the ocean, the waters are anything but silent.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: November 8, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agencies Daily Update Environmental Protection Agency Fish and Wildlife Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: November 10, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Agencies Agricultural Marketing Service Daily Update Fish and Wildlife Service Food and Drug Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: October 26, 2022

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Daily Update Fish and Wildlife Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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