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Climate Change: Link between Earth’s heat and hurricane strength grows

Researchers from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies have greater confidence that warming surface temperatures and increasing tropical cyclone intensity appear to go hand-in-hand. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) indicates a significant global increase in hurricane intensity over a four-decade period, showing the emergence of more significant findings than previous […]

NOAA exploring impact of COVID-19 response on the environment

The coronavirus pandemic response has reduced pollution from a large number of sources across many geographic regions. NOAA has launched a wide-ranging research effort to investigate the impact of reduced vehicle traffic, air travel, shipping, manufacturing and other activities on Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. By NOAA NOAA scientists are using the most advanced atmosphere-ocean models […]

State of the data: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record

This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020 is likely to see neutral El Niño/La Niña conditions that will play little-to-no role in boosting annual temperatures. By Zeke Hausfather The first three months of 2020 were the second warmest on record, behind […]

May 4th

A data look at Coronavirus – Good news, bad news, and more bad news

Some data has been collected that I’ve been waiting days or longer for a better journalist than me to pull together. Taking it and some other research into account, we’ve got some good, bad, bad, and potentially good news on the coronavirus pandemic to share and discuss. By Zachary Shahan Cleantechnica The Financial Times (FT) journalists and […]

April 27th

Millions of new claims for unemployment benefits push the jobless rate to 20%

To nobody’s surprise, the Department of Labor reported Thursday that another 4.4 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits in the week that ended April 18. That brings the seasonally adjusted new claims for the past five weeks to 26.3 million. That’s one out of six American workers. Add in the 5.8 million people who were already out of work when the massive […]

April 23rd

Take a sneak peek inside the Tesla factory in Shanghai, China

Getting a peek inside a Tesla factory is not something that happens every day. The CleanTechnica crew was fortunate enough to get a rare glimpse inside the Fremont factory last year but the latest factory in Shanghai takes everything Tesla has learned about manufacturing automobiles and distills it into the most cutting edge factory on the planet. By Steve […]

April 10th

Gov’t reports economy created 273,000 new jobs in February. U3 steady at 3.5%; U6 rises to 7%

The government reported Friday that the economy generated 273,000 new seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs February, 228,000 in the private sector, 45,000 in the public sector. The headline unemployment rate—labeled U3 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics—remained unchanged at 3.5%. Another measure called U6 gauges not just unemployment but underemployment and discouraged workers, those who have looked for a job in the past […]

March 6th

Green New Deal vs Fracking: Big oil wants to scare you with ludicrous numbers (But it just ain’t so!)

On Wednesday, a trio of right-wing groups released a report claiming that, per the Daily Caller, the Green New Deal would cost swing-state households $75,000 a year. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s just an update to a similar report they put out last year which found the GND would cost households $70,000 a year. Since we disassembled […]

Young people are committed to stopping climate change and plastic pollution

Thanks to so many young activists, the world is viewed more honestly through their words and actions. These inspiring children don’t have time for denial. They have work to do, and they do it. One of my favorites is Connor, MicroActivist’s founder. He is a child activist who has touched my heart. “Connor the MicroActivist is like the […]

February 27th