Research shown at last week’s American Geophysical Union meeting revealed that everyone’s favorite rodent has been using sticks to build dams on the Alaska’s treeless tundra. The colonization is reshaping the geography of the north and could allow other animals to follow beavers into the brave new warming world.
The world’s most advanced air pollution monitoring satellite recently sent back its first images, illustrating the increasingly hazardous global air pollution problem and offering a preview of monitoring improvements yet to come.
Beginning Monday night, dry conditions combined with the most intense Santa Ana wind event of the year started a massive series of wildfires just north of Los Angeles in what has already been California’s most destructive wildfire year.
It’s been less than two weeks since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) newest satellite blasted into orbit, but it’s already sending back data.
For a while, it felt like the weather disasters were never going to stop.
The wildfires have been mostly squelched in Northern California but the long road to recovery still stands ahead.