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NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Nilofar (04A) in the Arabian Sea on Oct. 27 at 9:10 UTC (5:10 a.m. EDT). Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Nilofar (04A) in the Arabian Sea on Oct. 27 at 9:10 UTC (5:10 a.m. EDT). Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team


NASA’s Aqua Satellite Eyeing Tropical Cyclone Nilofar In Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 04A continues to intensify and had been renamed Tropical Cyclone Nilofar when NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead on Oct. 27. The MODIS instrument aboard Aqua captured a visible image of Nilofar that showed a ring of strong thunderstorms around the center of circulation and bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the low-level center from […]

Health, safety and environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on a beach in Port Fourchon, La., May 23, 2010. Photo by PO3 Patrick Kelley, US Defense Dept.
Health, safety and environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on a beach in Port Fourchon, La., May 23, 2010. Photo by PO3 Patrick Kelley, US Defense Dept.


Government Approval Not Enough, Businesses Need Social License – Analysis

In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license. By John Morrison There was a time when signing a piece of paper and a handshake were enough for companies to start a factory or mine. This is how business still works in many places, but globalization – delivering economic […]

Thermohaline Circulation. Graphic by Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde also released to the public domain - NASA Earth Observatory
Thermohaline Circulation. Graphic by Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde also released to the public domain - NASA Earth Observatory


Past Climate Change Was Caused By Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth’s climate. In their study, […]