How Low Will Arctic Sea Ice Go?
British researchers have used a new forecasting method to determine that this year’s melt will be about the same or slightly more than last year, but nowhere near the record arctic sea ice melt set in 2012. This new method of predicting arctic sea ice melt was outlined in Nature Climate Change. Last year, the […]
Study: Sun Plays Role in Lightning Strikes
Lightning is one of nature’s most spectacular and mysterious phenomena, yet there is much scientists still don’t know about it. British researchers have found evidence that high-energy particles, which are blown toward Earth on the solar wind, play a role in triggering lightning on Earth. These energized solar particles can travel from the sun at […]