News Stories relating to "rain"
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Researchers have discovered the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms--mostly bacteria--in the middle and upper troposphere, the part of the atmosphere four to six miles above the Earth's surface. In other words, the clouds are filled with germs! Do they fall...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
When plants talk to each other
, what do they say? Some of them compare notes on how to survive a drought and plants that have been subjected to a previous period of drought learn to deal with the stress thanks to their memories of the experience.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
NASA's new GBM telescope has detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth by energetic processes similar to those found in particle accelerators. Scientists think the antimatter particles are formed in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF), a brief burst produced inside ...
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A new, detailed record of rainfall fluctuations in ancient Mexico that spans more than 12 centuries will help us understand the role drought
played in the rise and fall of pre-Hispanic civilizations. If there's a...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
There are lots of places to get power (including the power to fight a war-- NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), besides greenhouse gas emitting fossil fuels: wind turbines, solar panels, ethanol. How about out of the thin air? And a group of researchers thinks that if economists and investors really want to end the recession, they...
Friday, February 8, 2008
We once reported that it rains MORE on weekends. Now scientists say it rains LESS on weekends. But they all agree on the reason: air pollution.
A new NASA study has found that summer storms in the Southeaster US occur more often midweek than on weekends. They think the cause of this is air pollution created by traffic exhaust and other...
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Recent extreme weather includes a tornado that hit Brooklyn. Sometimes it seems that storms are worse over cities?especially on the weekends?and scientists say this is TRUE. In fact, climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions produced by humans been changing global rainfall patterns over the entire 20th Century.
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
New satellite data shows that tiny airborne particles are changing rainfall patterns around the world. These man-made particles, mostly from burning fossil fuels, make it more difficult for clouds to form and less likely to rain if they do form.
Daniel Rosenfeld of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says that because they block sunlight...