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The ‘Hidden Figures’ Jeff Sessions Wants to Keep in the Shadows

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A new movie reminds us of past racial injustice as a new administration tries to roll back the clock – By Bill Moyers – As the Senate hearings for Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general ran into their second day, I kept thinking about the movie Hidden…

NASA Flights to Track Greenhouse Gases Across Eastern U.S.

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – An airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere is being launched this month by NASA. Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America, will measure concentrations of carbon…

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Successfully Enters Jupiter Orbit

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Scientists have confirmed that Juno, a craft the size of a football field launched to explore some key secrets of space, successfully entered the volatile atmosphere in an orbit around Jupiter Monday night about the time most Fourth of July fireworks shows in…

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Poised to Enter Jupiter’s Orbit

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – As Americans party by the water, gorge on barbecue and take in the fireworks shows on the Fourth of July 2016, space scientists from Florida to California will be consuming coffee and staring at computer screens waiting to see if the Juno probe…

NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Scientists have located 39 new major sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions previously unreported by existing methods, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature Geosciences. A known health hazard and contributor to acid rain, sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one…

NASA Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – We are closer than ever to answering the question: Are we alone in the universe? If there are other planets out there that could support life like Earth, NASA’s Kepler space telescope may find them first. Due to the most recent analysis of…

Celebrate Earth Day 24 on April 22 with NASA on Social Media

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is inviting people around the world to share what they are doing to celebrate and improve the home planet on social media, while the space agency shares aspects of a “day in the life” of NASA’s Earth science research. The…

New Study Shows Rising Earth Surface Temperatures Shattering All Previous Records

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses released on Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius).…

Worst El Niño Effects Yet to Come

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Renee Lewis – The weather effects of El Niño, already blamed in large part for unusual winter floods, tornadoes and other extreme weather in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries during 2015, is far from over. Scientists predict El Niño’s worst effects will be felt…

NASA Provides Proof That Sea Levels Are Rising Due to Global Warming

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA. An intensive research effort now underway,…

NASA Satellite Camera Provides ‘EPIC’ View of Earth

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. The color images of Earth from NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) are generated by combining three separate images…

NASA’s New Horizons Reaches Pluto

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – After a decade-long journey through the solar system, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto on Tuesday, making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. The craft passed 7,750 miles above the surface of…

NASA Releases Detailed Global Climate Change Projections

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The latest data from NASA shows changes in global temperature and precipitation through the year 2,100 depending on how much greenhouse gas emissions continue to plague the Earth’s atmosphere. The dataset, available to the public, shows projected changes worldwide on a regional level in response to different…

Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect the planet. The agency uses the vantage point…

New NASA Mission Launched to Study Environmental Changes on Ocean Health

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle. Tentatively scheduled to launch in 2022, the Pre-Aerosol Clouds and…

Studies Show 2014 Was the Warmest Year On Record

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest on record since 1880, according to two separate analyses by scientists from NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred…

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Antarctic Ice Change Study

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…WASHINGTON, D.C. – NASA launched its sixth consecutive year of Antarctica overflights to study changes that could be a significant harbinger of climate change due to global warming. The science craft measures the ice sheet over all, the glaciers and the surrounding sea ice for changes that…

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists Over Antarctica Despite Ban on Chlorofluorocarbons

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Earth’s atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting chemical compound from an unknown source, surpassingly, decades after the compound was banned worldwide, according to new research out from NASA published in the Aug. 18 issue of Geophysical Research Letters. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), once used in…