Looming gap in weather satellites threatens forecasting

June 18, 2011

Congressional budget cutting will delay the launch of a key weather satellite and hinder tracking of killer hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather, officials warn.

h/t ibprofessor via USA today and image via weather savvy

Solar Flares Could Disrupt Earth’s Tech Infrastructure in 2013

June 9, 2011

Tuesday’s solar flare went unnoticed by most of Earth’s inhabitants, but NASA says that might not be the case in 2013 when a peak in solar activity could cause trillions of dollars in damage to high-tech infrastructures. via israelnationalnews.com

of all the things to worry about