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|News: New Hotel California coming to Santa Barbara|
Added: 22.03.2017 9:47 | 1 views | 0 comments
Santa Barbara’s most anticipated luxury property, the Hotel Californian, has announced a summer 2017 opening. Nearing completion in the heart of Santa Barbara, the hotel is located adjacent to the city’s vibrant Funk Zone and steps from the Pacific Ocean and the Union Station.
|New perspective on the European colonization of Asia|
Added: 20.03.2017 20:55 | 2 views | 0 comments
Although James Cook's 18th century expeditions into the South Pacific Ocean are considered historical feats, Spanish voyages of discovery in this region preceded them. It is well-known that the Spanish, beginning with Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, explored the Pacific during the 16th and 17th centuries. Now, new archaeological excavations at a settlement in northern Taiwan have brought a new perspective on the colonization of the Pacific region to light.
|| Deadly flooding in Peru sparks criticism over climate change preparedness|
Added: 17.03.2017 14:57 | 12 views | 0 comments
Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, as country reels from mudslides and destroyed homes
Abnormally high ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have been blamed for Peru’s worst floods in recent memory which killed 12 people, destroyed homes and swept away trucks and buses along the usually arid seaboard.
The disaster caught the authorities by surprise and fuelled criticism that the country is ill-prepared for the growing challenges of climate change.
|Fatal flooding: A dozen dead in Peru|
Added: 17.03.2017 4:05 | 3 views | 0 comments
Authorities said they expect intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks
|Dozens Dead As Intense Flooding Continues Throughout Peru|
Added: 17.03.2017 3:04 | 4 views | 0 comments
With unusually heavy rains continuing to hit Peru, dozens have died and hundreds are threatened as the muddy flood waters rise in the capital on Thursday, according to The Washington Post. The intense rains and mudslides have caught the desert city of Lima and the 10 million that call the city home by surprise.In one dramatic scene, many looked on helplessly while a woman was swept into an avalanche of muddy debris and farm animals just outside of Lima but was able to crawl her way back to an embankment. Authorities said that the rains could persist for another week thanks to En Nino, the system that generates a warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean. So far 62 people have...
|Quivira Might Be Mexico's Pebble Beach, With 18 More Holes Of Great Golf On The Way|
Added: 15.03.2017 10:00 | 1 views | 0 comments
With cliff-side holes and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, Quivira Golf Club in Los Cabos has been called the Pebble Beach of Mexico. Part of the Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas, Quivira is an unforgettable experience and a second 18 from Jack Nicklaus is in its future.
|California beaches start to reopen weeks after sewage spill in Mexico|
Added: 06.03.2017 11:47 | 2 views | 0 comments
Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach south of there remained closed due to the huge sewage spill in Tijuana.
|Mexico-US sewage spill investigated|
Added: 06.03.2017 7:09 | 4 views | 0 comments
With millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Pacific Ocean surface and onto the shores of southern California, officials in the United States and Mexico have launched a bi-national investigation into the spill that apparently originated in Mexico.
|Enjoy NOAA's vital satellite imagery, while you still can|
Added: 06.03.2017 5:57 | 5 views | 0 comments
U.S. satellites help us predict and prepare for powerful storms, even before they arrive at our door. The data let us to monitor climate change and map the effects on coastlines, glaciers, oceans and land. With satellite systems, we can tell when it's safe to fly a plane, steer a ship or drive a car. This research — and far more — all falls largely under the umbrella of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one of the top U.S. climate science agencies. SEE ALSO: The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous Yet NOAA may soon be forced to dial back or pause some of this work if the Trump administration succeeds in slashing the agency's budget. The White House aims to cut NOAA's funding by 17 percent from current levels, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by the
Washington Post last week. Are you ready for the next round of @NOAA's GOES-16 images? See the first lightning mapper images on Monday @ https://t.co/m5YhBJPjH3 pic.twitter.com/xSoo95dYQB — NOAA Satellites PA (@NOAASatellitePA) March 4, 2017 That includes eliminating $513 million, or 22 percent, of the current funding for NOAA's satellite division, and slashing another $216 million, or 26 percent, from NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Scientists said the deep cuts at NOAA would not only jeopardize academic research but also our ability to withstand storms and adapt to the effects of human-caused global warming. A large low pressure system spins in the North Pacific Ocean in this water vapor imagery from Himawari-8. See more @ https://t.co/DMJJUu5C8u pic.twitter.com/f2tKyTmQDg — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 2, 2017 "Any weakening of our technological, scientific and human capabilities related to weather and climate places American lives and property at risk," Marshall Shepherd, a leading climate expert and meteorologist at the University of Georgia, said in a
Forbes column. For those unfamiliar with NOAA — and for all the weather and climate geeks — here's a quick tour of the agency's latest satellite-driven research. Chasing storms GOES infrared imagery shows the active system over the Plains that's slated to bring storms to the OH Valley. More @ https://t.co/MxC01vsIfE pic.twitter.com/CKPG9NCk5E — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 6, 2017 See the development and progression of the Midwest storms in this 72-hour GOES water vapor imagery. More imagery at https://t.co/nSLCmGDsIJ pic.twitter.com/5Eyuy4YjRH — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) March 2, 2017 This GOES imagery indicates the potential for severe storms in the MS & OH River Valleys today. See more imagery @ https://t.co/hmjSGco2js. pic.twitter.com/yTLm7e1gT6 — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 28, 2017 An area of low pressure in the Pacific brings moisture to HI in this animation from NOAA weatherView. Check it out @ https://t.co/b8QmCZhUVN pic.twitter.com/gZSqGlzsqi — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) March 1, 2017 Charting climate change #Arctic sea ice on track to be among smallest winter #maximums on record https://t.co/o28pnPYKAe @NOAA #NNVL #ocean #sea #extent pic.twitter.com/phdURS9ggv — NOAA Research (@NOAAResearch) February 23, 2017 These maps of land surface temperature show just how much warmer Feb. 2017 is compared to last year! See more at: https://t.co/MYS28mM204 pic.twitter.com/57pYVDJC17 — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 15, 2017 Sun spotting The SUVI instrument aboard #GOES16 can see the sun in 6 ways, thereby improving space wx forecasts!!! Learn more at https://t.co/ltIuZ2JdSE pic.twitter.com/HrsjcWmY59 — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 28, 2017 First Solar Images from NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite: https://t.co/8UcwGv5x1Q pic.twitter.com/DrvHTGMzB4 — Universal Science (@universal_sci) February 28, 2017 GOES-13's Solar X-ray Imager constantly monitors the the sun’s corona for X-ray photon emissions!!! Learn why at https://t.co/ZuCq4LvoAJ pic.twitter.com/zOqJ0FfRGa — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 22, 2017 Tracking coastal threats .@NASA @Patriots Want to see what New England would look like with sea level rise? Try out @NOAA's nifty tool: https://t.co/HdwUOvTyFo pic.twitter.com/IaOiUR91bQ — Alt Sci,Space,&Tech (@altHouseScience) February 5, 2017 NOAA's sea level rise projections at Mar-A-Lago. Current mean high water up to six feet. https://t.co/PkpzaeSM9J pic.twitter.com/UMQcW1yFrd — Eric Nost (@ericnost) February 19, 2017 The downtown peninsula in #Olympia, #Washington becomes an island at 5ft of sea level risehttps://t.co/k68AYcaJ1D(HT @NOAA) #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/uVqdhjt5T5 — Gregory Foster (@gregoryfoster) February 19, 2017 In 2016, ocean plant growth bloomed in springtime as Arctic sea ice thinned. https://t.co/i0zAmcVan4 pic.twitter.com/okJqAnyVx9 — NOAA Climate.gov (@NOAAClimate) February 7, 2017 Satellites help save whales from ship strikes. Learn more @NOAAResearch: https://t.co/VElf5rWo9h pic.twitter.com/W9chx3R0Ij — NOAA Satellites PA (@NOAASatellitePA) February 15, 2017 Interestingly, the budget memo shows only a tiny proposed cut to NOAA's National Weather Service. But without reliable, advanced weather satellites, the Weather Service will find it more difficult to do its job, meteorologists say. Satellites supply about 90 percent of the information that goes into weather forecasting models and are key tools for predicting severe storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. Conrad Lautenbacher, a retired vice admiral who was the NOAA administrator under President George W. Bush, told the
Washington Post that Trump's budget proposal is "ill-timed, given the needs of society, [the] economy and the military.” With the proposed cuts, "It will be very hard for NOAA to manage and maintain the kind of services the country requires," he told the newspaper. The cuts would hit the agency just as it prepares to put its first of several next-generation, multibillion dollar satellites into service, with GOES-16 slated to go live later this year. If the budget cuts are realized and cause delays in satellite production and deployment, they could cause gaps when current satellites reach the end of their service life, which would make weather forecasts less reliable. The budget blueprint is just the first word on government funding for Fiscal Year 2018, and Congress will have the final say over how deep President Trump's requested cuts actually will go.
Additional reporting by Mashable Science Editor Andrew Freedman. BONUS: 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, continuing a three-year streak
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