NOAA plays the sea level card with El Niño

Strong El Niño could bring increased sea levels, storm surges to U.S. East Coast New study examines how El Niño in cold months affected water levels over past 50 years A new NOAA study found coastal areas along the East Coast could be more vulnerable to storm surges and sea level rise in future El…

High Costs Bury AEP’s Carbon Burial Plan

Story submitted by Hugh McCullough American Electric Power has scuttled its pilot project to bury CO2 from its Mountaineer coal-burning plant in Red Haven WVa. The original projected cost, before unanticipated overruns, was $668 million. About 1/3 of the gross output from a plant would be required to capture, compress and inject the CO2 into…

Polar OBuoy – the movie

An engineer who helped deploy “obuoys” in the Arctic submitted this story, but wishes to remain nameless since he feels that he’ll be ostracized for sharing here. I’ll respect his wishes, and pass along the information. He writes via the “submit story” feature in the WUWT header: I’ve had a small part in getting a…

Barrier reef panic? – not so much

It seems that when you look at the way the data was gathered, and find that while some areas of the GBR declined, others gained. Analysed other ways, it doesn’t seem so alarming. Perhaps the phrase is “coral picking”? Assessing loss of coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef: A response to Hughes et al.…