Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN

Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite Gets 2 Looks at Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria was analyzed in visible and infrared light as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP passed overhead over two days. NASA's GPM satellite also provided a look at Maria's rainfall rates.
09/25/2017 10:43 PM
Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data
Some great ideas are born out of years of painstaking research. Others are gleaned from the plotline of the movie "Twister."
09/25/2017 10:39 PM
Filter may be a match for fracking water
A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells.
09/25/2017 10:35 PM
Scientists monitor Silicon Valley's underground water reserves — from space
Scientists have used satellite data to monitor underground water reserves in California’s Silicon Valley, discovering that water levels rebounded quickly after a severe drought that lasted from 2012-15.
09/25/2017 10:29 PM
NASA Catches Tropical Depression Pilar Hugging and Soaking Mexico's Coast
Tropical Storm Pilar formed near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 23 and continued hugging the coast when NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed overhead. Pilar weakened to a tropical depression during the late morning on Sept. 25.
09/25/2017 09:57 PM
Antarctic Glacier Loses Chunk of Ice Four Times the Size of Manhattan
A section of ice more than 100 square miles in size — four times as large as Manhattan — has broken off the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. It is the fifth major calving, or ice loss, event on the glacier since 2000.
09/25/2017 09:48 PM
Emerging Disease Further Jeopardizes North American Frogs
A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.Frogs and salamanders are currently among the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. The two most common frog diseases, chytridiomycosis and ranavirus infection, are linked to frog population declines worldwide. The new study suggests that that SPI is the third most common infectious disease of frogs.
09/25/2017 01:18 PM