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Warm air caused ozone hole to shrink to its smallest size since 1988: Scientists

Warm air caused ozone hole to shrink to its smallest size since 1988: Scientists

An unstable and warmer Antarctic vortex – the stratospheric low pressure system that rotates clockwise in the atmosphere above Antarctica – strongly influenced the smaller ozone hole in 2017.

Nov 03, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years: US government report

2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years: US government report

Global surface temperature was also the highest on record.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite delivers 'flashy' first images from its lightning mapper!

NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite delivers 'flashy' first images from its lightning mapper!

 During heavy rain, GLM data will show when thunderstorms are stalled or if they are gathering strength.  

Mar 06, 2017, 23:54 PM IST
First solar images from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite are here!

First solar images from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite are here!

The solar corona is so hot that it is best observed with X-ray and extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) cameras.

Feb 27, 2017, 23:22 PM IST
NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth from orbit – See pics

NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth from orbit – See pics

The full-disk image,created using several of the ABI’s 16 spectral channels, offers an example the satellite’s advanced technology.

Jan 24, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

 Average temperatures across the entirety of the lower 48 states were nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

Jan 10, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
NASA/NOAA satellite animation shows series of storms affecting California – Watch

NASA/NOAA satellite animation shows series of storms affecting California – Watch

Extreme rain events have been affecting California and snow has blanketed the Pacific Northwest.

Jan 10, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Humpback whale stranded in Moriches Bay to possibly be euthanised: Reports

Humpback whale stranded in Moriches Bay to possibly be euthanised: Reports

One local even tried dredging the sand to dig a canal to allow for deeper waters, however, due to safety, the police and the coast guard have kept them away.

Nov 23, 2016, 21:18 PM IST
Earth's warm October not record; 2016 on track to be hottest year ever!

Earth's warm October not record; 2016 on track to be hottest year ever!

From May 2015 to August 2016, Earth set monthly heat records for 16 straight months.

Nov 18, 2016, 11:05 AM IST
US gears up to launch the most scientifically advanced weather satellite this week!

US gears up to launch the most scientifically advanced weather satellite this week!

Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 satellite, launched in 2014 and Himawari-9, launched on November 1 have the similar capabilities of GOES-R.

Nov 16, 2016, 08:45 AM IST
September 2016 warmest in 136 years, says NASA

September 2016 warmest in 136 years, says NASA

This marks nearly a year straight of record heat, according to NASA, with 11 of the past 12 months ranking as the warmest on record.

Oct 18, 2016, 20:41 PM IST
Humpback whale entangled in shallow waters since August finally swims free! - Watch video

Humpback whale entangled in shallow waters since August finally swims free! - Watch video

The 12-metre whale had come very close to the beach in just about one-metre water when it became entangled in the net. 

Sep 21, 2016, 12:39 PM IST
2015 broke multiple records in global heat and change in sea level: Annual climate report

2015 broke multiple records in global heat and change in sea level: Annual climate report

Some parts of Indian and Pacific ocean are seeing a faster rise in water levels.

Aug 03, 2016, 00:01 AM IST
Wow! NASA's EPIC camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth (Watch video)

Wow! NASA's EPIC camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth (Watch video)

For the second time in the life of DSCOVR, the moon moved between the spacecraft and Earth, said Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Jul 12, 2016, 09:38 AM IST
US' Pentagon to use Indian satellite to map weather conditions in Afghanistan!

US' Pentagon to use Indian satellite to map weather conditions in Afghanistan!

The initial plan included using Chinese satellites, however, the idea was later dropped owing to the many hacking threats by the Chinese.

Jul 10, 2016, 21:24 PM IST
Beware: Rescuing wild animals can actually cause them harm!

Beware: Rescuing wild animals can actually cause them harm!

Because of increasing reports of these 'rescues', the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been compelled to put out an advisory this week warning people against interfering with the local wildlife.

Jul 03, 2016, 17:38 PM IST
Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' now as vast as Connecticut, set to kill off massive marine life

Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' now as vast as Connecticut, set to kill off massive marine life

There are about 550 identified dead zones worldwide.

Jun 14, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
What caused the monster El Nino in 2015?

What caused the monster El Nino in 2015?

El Nino and La Nina are the warm and cool phases of a recurring climate pattern across the tropical Pacific Ocean called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, or ENSO. 

May 10, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
Earth had 11th straight record warm month in March

Earth had 11th straight record warm month in March

As Earth continues to warm and is influenced by phenomena such as El Nino, global temperature records are piling up.

Apr 20, 2016, 08:45 AM IST

Palau declares state of emergency over drought

Palau became the latest Pacific island nation to declare a state of emergency Wednesday, as the region struggles with an extreme drought that forecasters warn will not ease for months.

Mar 23, 2016, 11:42 AM IST