20 Oct '12, 1pm

Dust Storm in the Great Plains [image] #NASA

Dust Storm in the Great Plains [image] #NASA

Parched by months of drought and searing heat, the Great Plains of the United States endured a widespread dust storm in mid-October 2012. Severe winds blew soil and sediment across hundreds of miles, closing highways and reminding longtime residents of the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s and the severe dust storms of the 1950s. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of dust storms in the prairies of the United States around 1:15 p.m. Central Daylight Time on October 18, 2012. The dust appeared to have source points in southern Nebraska, though more localized sources in Kansas and Oklahoma also may have contributed. Many farms in the region are plowed in the fall for the planting of winter crops, so soils were loosened and ready for pickup by the wind. Gale-force northwest winds—with gusts approachin...

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On Our Radar: A Dust Storm in Oklahoma

On Our Radar: A Dust Storm in Oklahoma

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Oct '12, 1pm

Associated Press Rescue workers in Kay County, Okla., extricated a woman from a vehicle on Interstate 35 on Thursday. It w...

Flooding in Western and Central Africa [image] #NASA

Flooding in Western and Central Africa [image] ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Oct '12, 1pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images In October 2012, flooding swelled rivers and created a massive floodwater lake in s...

Fresh Lava on Kilauea, Hawaii [image] #NASA

Fresh Lava on Kilauea, Hawaii [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Oct '12, 7pm

Volcano’s current eruption began in 1983, covering more than 120 square kilometers (48 square miles) of the island of Hawa...

A dust storm in Alaska? A plume of 'glacial flour'? Weird but true. New view from our Aqua satellite.

A dust storm in Alaska? A plume of 'glacial flo...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Oct '12, 12am

When glaciers grind against underlying bedrock, they produce a silty powder with grains finer than sand. Geologists call i...

Clear the Air With a HEPA Filter: Easily remove...

thedailygreen.com 21 Oct '12, 4am

Ordinary disposable fiberglass filters were designed to remove the largest particles from the air, with the goal of protec...

RedStorm 0.6.4, JRuby integration & DSL for the...

rubyflow.com 19 Oct '12, 11pm

RedStorm 0.6.4, JRuby integration & DSL for the Storm distributed realtime computation system Posted by colinsurprenant on...

Hurricane Paul [image] #NASA

Hurricane Paul [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Oct '12, 8pm

Paul formed as a tropical storm over the eastern Pacific Ocean on October 13, 2012. By October 15, when the Moderate Resol...

Lessons Learned about Tree Conservation on the 25th Anniversary of England's Great Storm

Lessons Learned about Tree Conservation on the ...

treehugger.com 24 Oct '12, 9am

It's been 25 years since the Great Storm of 1987 and it still remains a significant date for gardeners and conservationist...