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Carbon Dioxide Soars to Record-Breaking Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years -- since before our species evolved.On Saturday (May 11), the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Scientists at the observatory have been measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since 1958. But because of other kinds of analysis, such as those done on ancient air bubbles tra...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, University Of Michigan, Michael Mann, University Of Illinois, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Urbana Champaign, Mann, Penn State University, Mauna Loa observatory, Jonathan Overpeck, School for Environment, Overpeck, Donald Wuebbles


Carbon Dioxide Soars to Record-Breaking Levels Not Seen in at Least 800,000 Years

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years -- since before our species evolved.On Saturday (May 11), the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Scientists at the observatory have been measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since 1958. But because of other kinds of analysis, such as those done on ancient air bubbles tra...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, University Of Michigan, Michael Mann, University Of Illinois, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Urbana Champaign, Mann, Penn State University, Mauna Loa observatory, Jonathan Overpeck, School for Environment, Overpeck, Donald Wuebbles


Carbon dioxide levels hit landmark at 415 ppm, highest in human history

Data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii showed that carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million on Friday.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Mauna Loa observatory


415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950s, on Saturday morning detected 415.26 parts per million (ppm). The last time Earth's atmosphere contained this much CO2 was more than three million years ago, when global sea levels were several metres higher and parts of Antarctica were blanketed in forest. The number keeps rising and it's getting higher year after year," Wolfgang Lucht, from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Antarctica, Mauna Loa observatory, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK, Wolfgang Lucht


Carbon dioxide levels hit new landmark at 415 ppm, highest in human history

Data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii showed that carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million on Friday.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Mauna Loa observatory


Fearless TV weather forecasters air the planet's soaring carbon levels

Mike Nelson's weather forecasts on May 7, 2019 included more than powerful storm fronts, thick fog, and flurries of snow. The veteran meteorologist's Denver television broadcasts, delivered three times a day, flashed the planet's current level of carbon dioxide — a potent heat-trapping gas — on the screen. This number, which is now flirting with a historically unprecedented 415 parts per million (ppm), is easily the highest it has been on Earth in at least 800,000 years, though i...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Abc, Nasa, Earth, Missouri, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Miami, Denver, Madison, Nelson, Trump, Mike, Springfield, George Mason University


Fearless TV weather forecasters air the planet's soaring carbon levels

Mike Nelson's weather forecasts on May 7, 2019 included more than powerful storm fronts, thick fog, and flurries of snow. The veteran meteorologist's Denver television forecasts, delivered three times a day, flashed the planet's current level of carbon dioxide -- a potent heat-trapping gas -- on the screen. This number, which is now flirting with a historically unprecedented 415 parts per million (ppm), is easily the highest it has been on Earth in at least 800,000 years, though it&#...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Abc, Nasa, Earth, Missouri, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Miami, Denver, Madison, Nelson, Trump, Mike, Springfield, George Mason University


The EPA is meant to protect us. The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that

Three public trials involving Monsanto have raised troubling questions about lax oversight of all pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency ‘Monsanto never conducted epidemiology studies for Roundup and its other formulations.’ Photograph: Benoît Tessier/Reuters Ever since Monsanto introduced its line of Roundup weedkillers to the world in 1974, the products have been touted by the company and regulators as extremely safe. The EPA reiterated that stance last week. But the emergence of...
Tags: Florida, Science, Congress, California, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Monsanto, Miami, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Costco, Oakland California, Bayer AG, Center for Biological Diversity


Greenland's Ice Sheet Was Growing. Now It's in a Terrifying Decline

Greenland's ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s. And all that meltwater is directly raising sea levels.That's all according to a new study, published yesterday (April 22) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that carefully reconstructs the behavior of the ice sheet in the decades before modern measurement tools became available. Scientists already knew that there was a lot more ice on Greenland in the 1970s and 1980s. And they've ...
Tags: Science, Earth, Hawaii, Greenland, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, National Academy of Sciences, University of California Irvine, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Eric Rignot


Drone discovers a Hawaiian plant that was thought to be extinct

Hey there, Hibiscadelphus woodii. How you been? The plant, which is also known as "Wood's hau kuahiwi" and was thought to be extinct, is apparently still around and possibly even flourishing in its native Hawaii. Researchers for the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the island of Kauai made the discovery with a little help from a drone. SEE ALSO: In a glamorous turn of events, polar bears are pooping glitter to fight off extinction Three of the plants were spotted in footage captured...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Kauai, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalalau Valley, NTBG, Ben Nyberg


University of Hawaii astronomer's planet prediction verified in Star Wars-like system

A team of astronomers, including Nader Haghighipour from the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, discovered a third planet in the circumbinary planetary system Kepler-47.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Kepler, Manoa, University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy, Nader Haghighipour


Powehi: black hole gets a name meaning 'the adorned fathomless dark creation'

Language professor in Hawaii comes up with name welcomed by scientists who captured first image of galactic phenomenonThe black hole that was depicted for the first time this week in in an image produced in a landmark experiment has been named by a language professor in Hawaii.University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object Powehi, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Hawaii, Black Holes, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Larry Kimura, Powehi, Hawaii University of Hawaii Hilo Hawaiian


Black hole named ‘Powehi’ by Hawaii university professor

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The world’s first image of a black hole revealed Wednesday was […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Hawaii, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Hilo Hawaii, Larry Kimura, Powehi, University of Hawaii Hilo Hawaiian


Black hole named 'Powehi' by Hawaii university professor

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Hilo Hawaii, Powehi


Meet the scientist behind the first-ever picture of a black hole

Ken Young's role included collecting the data used to create the image, including making a telescope in Hawaii compatible with others around the world.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Ken Young


Scientists Photograph Black Hole for the First Time Ever

Event Horizon TelescopeA team of 200 scientists unveiled the first-ever picture of a black hole Wednesday morning—a remarkable leap in astrophysics that provides an unprecedented glimpse into the depths of the universe’s abyss. “We have seen what we thought was unseeable,” Shep Doeleman, the director of the Event Horizon Telescope project, said at a press conference Wednesday morning. “We have taken a picture of a black hole.” The photo of a glowing, irregular orange ring surrounding a small bla...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Antarctica, University Of Arizona, Event Horizon Telescope, Einstein, Sxsw, Messier, Shep Doeleman, Doeleman, Dimitrios Psaltis, Dan Marrone, Chile Antarctica


Beth Chapman was taken to the hospital this weekend for 'breathing issues'

Chapman was hospitalized in Hawaii on Saturday. Fortunately, the star is now "resting at home" following the hospitalization.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Chapman, Beth Chapman


Structure, spatial dynamics, and stability of novel seed dispersal mutualistic networks in Hawaii

Increasing rates of human-caused species invasions and extinctions may reshape communities and modify the structure, dynamics, and stability of species interactions. To investigate how such changes affect communities, we performed multiscale analyses of seed dispersal networks on Oahu, Hawaii. Networks consisted exclusively of novel interactions, were largely dominated by introduced species, and exhibited specialized and modular structure at local and regional scales, despite high interaction di...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Oahu Hawaii


Hawaii residents return to new normal after epic volcano eruption

For weeks on end last year, Darryl Clinton watched the Kilauea Volcano from a front-row seat on the deck of his friend's house in Kapoho on Hawaii's Big Island, only leaving after a "lava bomb" from an erupting ground fissure flew onto the porch and nearly sliced his foot off. On Monday he drove back to live at the house where he was injured after the County of Hawaii announced it had opened a makeshift road into the area, nearly a year after the historic eruption of the Kilauea Volcano forced ...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Clinton, Big Island, Kilauea Volcano, Kapoho, Darryl Clinton


Seed dispersal by invasive birds in Hawaii fills critical ecosystem gap

On the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, where native birds have nearly been replaced by invasive ones, local plants depend almost entirely on invasive birds to disperse their seeds, new research shows.
Tags: Science, Hawaii


New study measures UV-filters in seawater and corals from Hawaii

Scientists have completed the first comprehensive assessment of UV-filters in surface seawater, sediment, and coral tissue from multiple coral reefs around the island of Oahu, Hawaii. UV-filters are active ingredients in sunscreens, but are also added to many other products, including textile, plastics, and paint to prevent photo degradation. The UV-filters oxybenzone and octinoxate have received attention by policy makers regarding their potential impact on corals. The research will help provid...
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Oahu Hawaii


Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.
Tags: Science, Ap, Hawaii, Honolulu


83 Gargantuan Black Holes Spotted Guzzling Down Dinner at the Edge of the Universe

Astronomers have discovered 83 supermassive black holes birthed by the universe in its infancy.More precisely, the researchers have detected quasars, or huge, luminous disks of gases and dust that surround supermassive black holes. (The black holes themselves emit no light or energy, of course, though friction from the matter that swirls around and ultimately into a black hole's "mouth" does spit out immense light.) The quasars and their central black holes are 13 billion light-years away fr...
Tags: Japan, Science, Earth, Hawaii, Stephen Hawking, Mauna Kea, Subaru Telescope, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Matsuoka, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Ehime University, Yoshiki Matsuoka


The ocean keeps gulping up a colossal amount of CO2 from the air, but will it last?

The ocean has proved to be an exceptionally selfless and dependable planetary companion. With no benefit to itself, Earth's vast sea has gulped up around 30 percent of the carbon dioxide humans emitted into Earth's atmosphere over the last century. Critically, scientists have now confirmed that the ocean in recent decades has continued its steadfast rate of CO2 absorption, rather than letting the potent greenhouse gas further saturate the skies. Their research, published Thursday in the ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Marine, Alaska, Hawaii, Great Barrier Reef, University of Washington, Deutsch, Willis, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mathis, Matthew Long, Josh Willis, Curtis Deutsch, Jeremy Mathis


A Trip Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Sprawling, Embattled Compound in Hawaii

Pilaʻa, Kauai — Last Sunday morning, more than a dozen cars were parked along a six-foot wall built around Mark Zuckerberg’s vast retreat on the northeast corner of Kauai, a small, remote Hawaiian island that’s home to 70,000 people. The gate, which is almost always locked shut, was open, so you could walk right past…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Hawaii, Billionaires, Kauai


Hunt for alien life given £25m boost by Government

The UK Space Agency had committed £25 million to hunt for Earth-like planets which may hold alien life.  Chris Skidmore, the Science Minister, will on Friday announce that the government was backing a project to launch a space observatory to look for rocky exoplanets orbiting at the perfect distance from their own sun to give life a fighting chance. The mission, called Plato, which stands for Planetary Transits and Oscillations of Stars, will use 26 small telescopes and cameras which act like th...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Earth, Canada, Britain, Hawaii, European Space Agency, Oxford University, Open University, PAUL, UK Space Agency, Hydro Quebec, Skidmore, Chris Skidmore, PLATO Science Management Consortium


Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii, officials said Thursday.
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Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a joint statement Thursday that the “subadult” humpback was first spotted Wednesday morning by a dive boat off Maui. […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Hawaii, Maui, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Honolulu


Don't panic: Lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm

People did not panic after receiving a false alarm text message about an impending ballistic missile. Instead they looked to others for what to do.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Don


Hawaii Added 875 Acres of Volcanic Land Last Year

Kilauea's destruction continues to reshape the state.
Tags: Science, Hawaii, Kilauea



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