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Heat Wave Lifts June to Record Hot Temp for U.S

2016-07-07 21:02:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Climate Central: Thanks in part to the epic heat wave that sent temperatures skyrocketing in the Southwest, last month was the hottest June on record for the contiguous U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. June was 3.3F above the 20th century average of 68.5F, beating the previous record set in 1933 by 0.2F, according to NOAA data. That bump of heat comes amid what is the hottest year to date by a good margin for the world as a whole. Outside of the contiguous U.S.,...

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Why gravitational wave detection may have also revealed dark matter

2016-06-27 17:25:06| Extremetech

An old theory of dark matter may be gaining ground thanks to new analysis of LIGO's historic gravitational wave discovery

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California tree deaths part of global wave of forest mortality

2016-06-23 04:21:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Summit County Voice: California`s multiyear drought killed even more trees than previously thought, the U.S. Forest Service announced this week. Aerial and ground surveys show that 26 million trees across six counties in Southern California died, in addition to the 40 million trees that died statewide from 2010 to October 2015. Four years of drought, high temperatures and an outbreak of tree-killing bark beetles all contributed the historic levels of tree die-off, the agency said. The tree mortality in California...

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Wave goodbye to Californias last nuclear plant

2016-06-23 01:21:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Grist: California`s biggest electric utility announced a plan on Tuesday to shut down the state`s last remaining nuclear power plant within the next decade. The plant, Diablo Canyon, has been controversial for decades and resurfaced in the news over the last few months as Pacific Gas & Electric approached a deadline to renew, or not, the plant`s operating license. "California`s new energy policies will significantly reduce the need for Diablo Canyon`s electricity output," PG&E said in a statement, pointing...

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Southern California Fries in Heat Wave

2016-06-23 00:47:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Associated Press: Numerous places across Los Angeles and neighboring counties passed 100 degrees well before noon Monday. Southern California is in the grip of a severe heat wave that has sent temperatures surging. Numerous places across Los Angeles and neighboring counties passed 100 degrees well before noon Monday. The National Weather Service says the thermometer hit 121 degrees in Palm Springs by 1 p.m. Forecasters expect Monday to be the peak of the heat wave, with highs in the lower deserts to be near 120...

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