Tag Archives: Environment

OceanGate gets sub set for Salish Sea expedition

OceanGate had to put off its plan to send a new breed of submersible to the wreck of the Titanic this summer, but now it’s gearing up for an undersea adventure closer to home. The Everett, Wash.-based venture and its associated … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elon Musk’s latest cause: Clean water for Flint

Elon Musk didn’t even wait to get back from his Asia trip to start a new philanthropic campaign, this time to do something about the contaminated water supply in Flint, Mich. The genesis of Musk’s involvement with the years-old Flint … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Study shows Antarctic ice loss is accelerating

An analysis of satellite data collected since 1992 suggests that ocean-driven melting has led to a tripling in the rate of ice loss from West Antarctica, from 53 billion to 159 billion metric tons per year. The study was conducted … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Should space priorities be closer to home?

A newly released survey from Pew Research Center suggests that Americans still strongly support the space program, 60 years after NASA’s founding, but that they’re more interested in Earth science than exploration beyond Earth orbit. That’s a turnabout from the broad strokes … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What killed the birds? Scientists blame the Blob

Researchers have untangled the mystery behind a die-off that felled hundreds of thousands of tough seabirds known as Cassin’s auklets in 2014 and early 2015. It’s not a simple answer: The proximate cause was starvation, but in a study published … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Antarctic drone duty gets a successful start

A scientific team supported by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is reporting the successful deployment of a trio of undersea drones to monitor how climate change affects Antarctica’s ice sheets. Now it’s up to the drones. “We are so pleased with … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do rockets blast away the ozone layer? Not yet…

Thanks to Blue Origin, SpaceX and other space ventures, the skies could well be filled with rockets in years to come. But what will that do to the environment? The short answer is, not that much right now. But as … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment