Environment

Officials: Carbon capture project would be largest in world

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Southwest would undergo a $1.4 billion overhaul as part of a proposal to keep the plant operating for at least another decade while meeting stricter environmental requirements aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes …

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NASA imagery reveals Tropical Storm Chan-hom’s skewed structure

On Oct. 5, 2020, NASA’s Terra satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Chan-hom several hundred miles northwest of Guam (lower right). Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Chan-hom as it continued moving though the …

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NASA gages Tropical Storm Delta’s strength in infrared

On Oct. 5 at 3:05 a.m. EDT (0705 UTC) NASA’s Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Delta using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument. AIRS found coldest cloud top temperatures as cold as or colder than (purple) minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius) around the center of circulation. …

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Epic scale of California wildfires continues to grow

The staggering scale of California’s wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres. The new mark for the August Complex in the Coast Range between San Francisco and the Oregon border came a day after the total area of land burned by California wildfires this year …

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