NASA Improves Forecasts of Summer Arctic Sea Ice

A new NASA forecasting model based on satellite measurements is allowing researchers to make better estimates, reports. Many animal and plant species are impacted directly by changes in the coverage of sea ice across the Arctic. Uncertain weather conditions through spring

World Bank forecasts Ukraine’s GDP 1% growth in 2016

The World Bank has estimated that Ukraine's GDP contracted by 10% in 2015, and has maintained its forecast for GDP growth in Ukraine in 2016 at 1%, said Qimiao Fan, World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, during the presentation

US East Coast prepares for powerful snowstorm

Washington D.C., New York and other East Coast cities readied fleets of snow plows, thousands of flights were canceled or delayed and residents stocked up on groceries ahead of a winter storm expected to dump up to 30 inches (76 cm) of