Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills Posted: 18 Jul 2014 08:56 AM PDT The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Borneo deforested 30 percent over past 40 years Posted: 16 Jul 2014 11:13 AM PDT Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a new study. he native forests of Borneo have been increasingly impacted …

NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency’s Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange. OpenNEX is a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing

Jay Owen Greentech, Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News One step to solar-cell efficiency: Chemical process may improve manufacturing Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:55 AM PDT Scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell. Scientists found a simple way to etch …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Helping growers mitigate costly droughts

Jay Owen Desert Greening

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Helping growers mitigate costly droughts Posted: 18 Jun 2014 09:20 AM PDT The Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, or ARID, used more than 100 years of climate data to reasonably predict drought levels in crops on several farms in Florida and Georgia. Scientists say …

New Poll Shows Voters Are Ready To Pay To Blunt Climate Change

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

New Poll Shows Voters Are Ready To Pay To Blunt Climate Change By Tom Kenworthy on June 11, 2014 at 10:10 am CREDIT: Shutterstock If this keeps up, more politicians may learn to love climate change as a political issue. A new poll from Bloomberg shows that by nearly a …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Close-up of coral bleaching event

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Close-up of coral bleaching event Posted: 03 Jun 2014 10:58 AM PDT Ecologists have shed light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds light on …

Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise 05/19/2014 You are subscribed to Earth News for NASA. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise 05/19/2014 12:00 PM EDT   Scientists at nasa and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Earthquakes: The next ‘Big One’ for the San Francisco Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes Posted: 19 May 2014 03:45 PM PDT A cluster of closely timed earthquakes over 100 years in the 17th and 18th centuries released as much accumulated …