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South Pole Diary: When Winter Comes, There’s No Escape

Posted February 16th, 2016 at 11:50 am (UTC-4)

SOUTH POLE JOURNAL Refael Klein blogs about his year working and living at the South Pole. Read his earlier posts here. In three weeks, Amundson-Scott station will close to flight operations. There will be no more planes in or out and, for those who have chosen to winter over, the South Pole will be their […]

Scientists Find the Coldest Place on Earth

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 7:53 pm (UTC-4)

Winter officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere in about 10 days (12/21/13).  Here in the Washington, DC area, temperatures have already been dropping below 0° C at times. While some of us are already complaining about the recent icy temperatures we know it could be a lot worse! Scientists from NASA and the U.S. Geological […]

Study Finds Energy Use in Cities Causes Winter Warming

Posted January 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm (UTC-4)

Everyday energy consumption in urban areas could be significant enough to cause winter temperatures to rise. According to a new study funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), waste heat released in major cities in the Northern Hemisphere in the northern-most parts of North America and Eurasia. “The world’s most populated metropolitan areas, which […]