STORM TRACKER Long Snow Season
Our just completed snow season was one of the longest on record. The first measurable snow fell on October 4 in Fargo Moorhead and the last measurable snow locally occurred on April 24 for a total of ... Posted on 5/22/13 at 8:59 AM
THE NEW FORTY Gender and climate change...
Some days I wonder if I am alone if my oddity. I seem to be humored by some things that I don't think others even give a passing thought. This would explain why I often crack myself up only to see ... Posted on 4/10/13 at 10:43 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday
The University of North Dakota has lots to celebrate this coming Earth Day and invites the community to share the festivities Wednesday.
As one of the nations leading lights in the college sustainabi... Posted on 4/17/12 at 7:51 AM
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS Today's weather similar to March of 1920
Today the weather station at the Fargo Hector International Airport atmospheric pressure sensor reminded us of a hazardous weather phenomenon that occurred in the past. Currently, the sea level pressu... Posted on 10/26/10 at 5:11 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER U of M hunting for warmer home ideas
The University of Minnesota is leading a study on a topic close to every Minnesotan: how to have a warmer home.
The U.S. Energy Department picked the university to lead a group charged with the job of... Posted on 7/23/10 at 7:23 AM
Taxpayer money would be better spent buying snow removal equipment in wintry North Dakota than studying what impact global warming may be having on the state, a construction worker told lawmakers Thursday.
Drought conditions in North Dakota and western Minnesota should get better this spring, but farmers will rely more on spottier thunderstorms and conditions will get dry again in August and September, said one of the region’s leading weather and climate experts.
The world's poorest countries, inundated by rising seas and worsening disasters, made a last ditch plea for financial help early Saturday as negotiators at United Nations climate talks struggled to reach an ambitions deal to combat global warming.
An increasingly warm climate is worsening the problem of harmful Great Lakes algae blooms by boosting the intensity of spring rains that wash phosphorus into the waters, a scientist said Wednesday during a conference for advocates and policymakers.
It's the first time since 1990 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised the official guide for the nation's 80 million gardeners, and much has changed. Nearly entire states, such as Ohio, Nebraska and Texas, are in warmer zones.
Some ministers and top climate negotiators left Durban without an agreement today, with time running out and the prospect of an inconclusive end jeopardizing new momentum in the fight against global warming.
Negotiators from Europe, tiny islands threatened by rising oceans and the world's poorest countries sought to keep alive the only treaty governing global warming and move to the next stage, struggling against an unlikely alliance of the United States, China and India. Bleary-eyed delegates worked through the night and all day today, and the two-week U.N. conference stretched past the hour it was supposed to end, with the negotiators looking ahead to a second and final night of meetings expected to last until dawn Saturday.
Leon Osborne, president and chief executive of Meridian Environmental Technology, spoke Thursday at the annual Prairie Grains Conference in Grand Forks. If La Niña returns next year, he said, it'll be time to prepare for drought.
This marks a change in climate science from focusing on subtle changes in daily average temperatures to concentrating on the harder-to-analyze freak events that grab headlines, cause economic damage and kill people.
Prediction Center: Second year of La Nina to produce colder-than-normal temperatures, could lead to snowy winter for region With a second year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean, the Climate Prediction Center’s winter outlook for the Northern Plains says there is an increased likelihood of colder and wetter weather December through February.
In a written statement, the North Dakota Democrat said he wanted to be involved in the company because he saw its ability to combine public data with “Silicon Valley innovation and technology” to help farmers mitigate the financial effects of weather damage.
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