14 Sep '12, 3pm

On Our Radar: Revising the Temperature Record

A team of meteorologists casts serious doubt on a world temperature record of 136.4 degrees recorded on Sept. 13, 1922 in El Azizia, Libya. They cite the antiquated instrument used, the likelihood that the observer was inexperienced and the wide disparity with subsequent temperatures recorded at the site. That means that officially, the “new” record surface temperature is 134 degrees, recorded on July 10, 1913 at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, Calif. [Arizona State University] Japan suggests that it will seek to phase out nuclear power by the end of the 2030’s, in a longer transition than had been expected. That would give power companies decades to recoup their investments and adjust. [The New York Times] The loss of native forest birds has caused the spider population in Guam to explode , researchers report. [PLoS One] The Commerce Department declares a disaster for th...

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On Our Radar: Nuclear Plants and Flood Risks

On Our Radar: Nuclear Plants and Flood Risks

green.blogs.nytimes.com 17 Sep '12, 1pm

Associated Press The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska in June 2011, when it was surrounded by floodwaters. An engine...