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'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown... more
Weather postpones SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida  REUTERS · 1 day
SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday... more
Weather scrubs SpaceX commercial crew launch  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The first human orbital spaceflight from the United States in nearly nine years came within 17 minutes of launch May 27 before weather conditions... more
Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida  REUTERS · 1 day
SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday... more
'Go for launch': SpaceX, NASA set for milestone mission  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station—the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade and a first for the commercial sector—was set to... more
Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds... more
'Go for launch': Space X, NASA set for landmark mission  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station—the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade and a first for the commercial sector—was... more
SpaceX crewed flight is 'go for launch': NASA chief  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
SpaceX's historic first crewed launch was set to proceed as scheduled Wednesday, NASA announced at midday, but some uncertainty remained over weather conditions just over four hours before takeoff. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Storm Bertha organizing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The second tropical storm of the North Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has formed off the coast of South Carolina. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Bertha as... more
Researchers examine climate change perception among specialty-crop producers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Farmers whose operations have been impacted negatively by changing precipitation patterns—either too much or not enough water—are more likely to acknowledge the link between extreme weather conditions and climate change. more
Mathematics can save lives at sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hundreds of people die at sea every year due to vessel and airplane accidents. Emergency teams have little time to rescue those in the water because the probability of finding a person alive plummets after six... more
Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade. more
It's a trap! Study finds effects of weather, time on wildlife sightings  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Since the early 1900s, ecologists and conservationists have glimpsed wildlife via camera traps: temporary photo stations that capture evidence of whatever animals wander by.... more
Climate change increases migration at the expense of the poor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In 2018, around 16 million people were displaced by extreme climate events. People from poorer countries flee more often as a result of climate events. Scientists at the... more
Challenges of diagnosing Lyme disease in the absence of classic symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Lyme disease can have unusual presentations. Physicians and the public should be aware of its different manifestations, as people spend more time outside in the warmer... more
Weather primary concern for Demo-2 launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA and SpaceX officials said after a final pre-launch review they had no major issues about the upcoming Demo-2 commercial crew launch beyond one... more
How well do Germans understand weather risks?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many Germans have difficulty gauging the negative impact of weather conditions such as ground frost, heat, or UV radiation. This is one of the key results of a representative survey conducted by researchers at... more
The Latest: South Korea sending masks to adoptees abroad  ABC NEWS · 4 days
South Korea says it plans to send 370,000 face masks to tens of thousands of South Korea-born adoptees living in the West to help them weather the coronavirus more
Memorial Day weekend draws crowds -- and triggers warnings  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The Memorial Day holiday weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches where the weather cooperated more
Basics of heartworm disease testing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Summer is growing closer and as the weather begins to warm up, mosquitos will become more active. more
Green and social policies help businesses weather COVID-19 crash  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Businesses with strong environmental and social credentials are more resilient in times of economic crisis, according to research into the COVID-19 stock market crash. more
Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The explosive growth and success of human society over the past 10,000 years has been underpinned by a distinct range of climate conditions. But the range of weather... more
Senate committee approves NOAA administrator nomination  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The Senate Commerce Committee backed the nomination of Neil Jacobs to be the head of NOAA May 20, despite some lingering concerns by some... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches post-tropical storm Arthur's end  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the western North Atlantic Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of Post Tropical Storm Arthur. more
Lax safety led to fatal medical air crash, investigators say  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Federal investigators say a lax safety culture led to the crash of a medical helicopter last year in snowy weather in Ohio that killed three people more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Amphan's eye obscured  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Early on May 18, 2020, Tropical Cyclone Amphan was a Category 5 storm in the Northern Indian Ocean. On May 19, satellite data from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the storm has weakened and the... more
What's that noise? The 17-year cicadas are back  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With warm daytime weather and mild nights upon us, you may find yourself opening a window to enjoy the cool spring air. But accompanying this breeze will be a cacophonous whining like... more
Susceptible supply limits the role of climate in the early SARS-CoV-2 pandemic  Science Magazine · 1 week
Preliminary evidence suggests that climate may modulate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Yet it remains unclear whether seasonal and geographic variations in climate can substantially... more
Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National... more
What does drought mean for endangered California salmon?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Increased frequency and severity of droughts threatens California's endangered salmon population—but pools that serve as drought refuges could make the difference between life and death for these vulnerable fish, according to a... more
Czech Republic drought visible from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The prolonged period of dry weather in the Czech Republic has resulted in what experts are calling the 'worst drought in 500 years.' Scientists are using ESA satellite data to monitor the drought that's gripped the... more
The storm chasers making life-saving forecasts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Weather forecasters in Africa are getting access to satellite data that will allow them to track the path and severity of developing storms—and reduce the death toll from extreme weather events. more
Seeing the pandemic at night: How satellites observe more than just weather  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its fourth month in the United States, Americans have adapted to radically different circumstances. While many now work... more
Czech Republic drought visible from space  ESA · 2 weeks
The prolonged period of dry weather in the Czech Republic has resulted in what experts are calling the ‘worst drought in 500 years.’ Scientists... more
Launch of secret X-37B space plane delayed by bad weather  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The U.S. Space Force's next secret mission of a robotic X-37B space plane has been delayed at least 24 hours after bad weather thwarted a launch attempt today... more
Applying the analogy method to improve the forecasting of strong convection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Strong convective weather, including thunderstorms, severe winds, hail, tornados, and short-term heavy rainfall, is a type of weather phenomenon that is extremely difficult to predict owing... more
Image: Tiny NASA satellite captures first image of clouds and aerosols  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat achieved "first light" on April 16. The tiny satellite sent back its very first image over Europe with bright splashes... more
Hot temperatures, air pressure, UV radiation may decrease COVID-19 incidence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new scientific paper published on the preprint server medRxiv shows that the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness that has spread across the world to kill hundreds... more
Satellites eye typhoon Vongfong landfall in the Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA and NOAA satellites have been providing forecasters with satellite data that showed the strength and extent of Typhoon Vongfong as it made landfall in the Philippines and continued to track through... more
Cold War nuclear tests changed rainfall thousands of miles away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's difficult to imagine quite how alarming it would have been for the world's meteorologists monitoring the atmosphere during the nuclear tests in the 1950s and early 60s.... more
Grounded aircraft could make weather forecasts less reliable  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thanks to travel restrictions and plummeting customer demand, the number of flights in the first week of April 2020 was down 61% compared with the same period in 2019. The pandemic has... more
Cold War nuke tests changed rainfall  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Historic records from weather stations show that rainfall patterns in Scotland were affected by charge in the atmosphere released by radiation from nuclear bomb tests carried out in the 1950s and '60s. more
New study could help better predict rainfall during El Nino  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have uncovered a new connection between tropical weather events and U.S. rainfall during El... more
El Niño-linked decreases in soil moisture could trigger massive tropical-plant die offs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research has found that El Niño events are often associated with droughts in some of the world's more vulnerable tropical regions. Associated with... more
El Nino-linked decreases in soil moisture could trigger massive tropical-plant die offs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research has found that El Niño events are often associated with droughts in some of the world's more vulnerable tropical regions. Associated with... more
Weather forecasts could become more challenging during the coronavirus storm  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted several sectors and meteorology is no exception. The quality and quantity of the observational data that feed into weather forecasting models could well... more
A multilayer haze system on Saturn's hexagon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A rich variety of meteorological phenomena takes place in the extensive hydrogen atmosphere of Saturn, a world about 10 times the size of the Earth. They help us to better understand similar features in... more
NASA hires NOAA official as new Earth science director  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA has selected an official with NOAA’s satellite division to lead its Earth science programs, a search that... more
Buses offered for shelter during nightly NYC subway closures  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City transit officials say they’re providing buses for homeless people to shelter from unseasonably frigid weather this weekend during newly instituted overnight subway closures more
The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Humans’ ability to efficiently shed heat has enabled us to range over every continent, but a wet-bulb temperature (TW) of 35°C marks our upper physiological limit,... more
NASA CubeSat mission to gather vital space weather data  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA has selected a new pathfinding CubeSat mission to gather data not collected since the agency flew the Dynamics Explorer in the early 1980s. more
Variance in tree species results in the cleanest urban air  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A study carried out at the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) of the University of Helsinki modeled how different street-tree alternatives and the location of... more
The effect of weather on COVID-19 infection rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Viral epidemics are nothing new in human history. Several viruses circulate freely every year among human beings, causing seasonal outbreaks of disease and death, such as the seasonal flu. A new study... more
Decoding the skies: The impact of water vapor on afternoon rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The role that atmospheric water vapor plays in weather is complex and not clearly understood. However, University of Arizona researchers have started to tease out the... more
Drifting through the ice on board a polar climate research vessel  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than two months ago, EPFL researcher Julia Schmale joined the crew of the Polarstern, a German research icebreaker that has been drifting slowly through the... more
Climate change has been influencing where tropical cyclones rage: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
While the global average number of tropical cyclones each year has not budged from 86 over the last four decades, climate change has been influencing the locations of... more
Mayor praises New Yorkers for warm weather social distancing  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Mayor Bill de Blasio is praising New Yorkers for mostly adhering to social distancing rules while out enjoying the warmest weekend of the coronavirus spring more
Sun draws many out in US, Europe; Russia virus numbers grow  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Gorgeous spring weather across the United States and Europe is drawing people cooped up inside for weeks outside to soak in the sun, even as additional... more
As warmer weather beckons, NYPD to enforce social distancing  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
New York City police dispatched 1,000 officers this weekend to enforce social distancing as warmer weather tempted New Yorkers to come out of quarantine more
Western Europe relaxes virus measures, Russia numbers spike  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Spaniards are filling the streets to exercise outside in gorgeous spring weather for the first time in seven weeks, while German children are rushing to playgrounds more
W. Europe relaxes virus measures, but Russia numbers spike  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Spaniards filled the streets to exercise outside in gorgeous spring weather for the first time in seven weeks, while German children rushed to playgrounds more
W. Europe relaxing virus measures, but Russian numbers spike  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Spaniards filled the streets to exercise outside in gorgeous spring weather for the first time in seven weeks, while German children rushed to playgrounds more
UC Berkeley Lab to build NOAA space weather instrument  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded a $7.5 million contract to the Space Sciences Laboratory at the... more
More accurate prediction of scale and impact of weather events  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Large-scale weather events, such as monsoons and tropical cyclones, can now be more accurately predicted, findings from a joint India-UK research project show. more
Climate-smart agricultural practices increase maize yield in Malawi  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate change creates extreme weather patterns that are especially challenging for people in developing countries and can severely impact agricultural yield and food security. International aid organizations have invested billions of dollars... more
No blue skies for super-hot planet WASP-79b  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The weather forecast for the giant, super-hot Jupiter-size planet WASP-79b is steamy humidity, scattered clouds, iron rain, and yellow skies. more
How weather and demographics influence the COVID-19 spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
What can stop the spread of the novel coronavirus? A new study published in the preprint journal medRxiv in April 2020 debunks the idea that warmer and more humid conditions can hinder... more
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