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Irene’s Potential for Destruction Made Worse by Global Warming, Sea Level Rise

Irene’s Potential for Destruction Made Worse by Global Warming, Sea Level Rise

As Hurricane Irene bears down on the mid-Atlantic states and New England, it's obvious to ask: is this climate change? It's the wrong question.… Read More

Earthquake! How Vulnerable are the Nation’s Nuclear Plants?

Earthquake! How Vulnerable are the Nation’s Nuclear Plants?

In the wake of today's 5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia, two nuclear plants shut down automatically as a precaution. How many of the nation's nukes are at risk from quakes?… Read More

Southern Heat and Drought Projected to Continue into Fall, Forecasters Say

Southern Heat and Drought Projected to Continue into Fall, Forecasters Say

Some parts of Texas have had a bit of rain during the past month, but as O’Lenic says, it hasn’t been enough to relieve the exceptionally dry conditions.… Read More

Antarctic Ice Melt: The Big Picture

Antarctic Ice Melt: The Big Picture

A stunning new map gives scientists a detailed look at how, where, and how fast ice flows across Antarctica today.… Read More

Climate Change Offers Up a New Wine List

Climate Change Offers Up a New Wine List

Climate change could dramatically affect the climate that has made California wine country so successful. Read More

Cape Cod’s Shape Constantly Changing, for Good and Bad

Cape Cod’s Shape Constantly Changing, for Good and Bad

With its long stretches of undeveloped coastline, Cape Cod National Seashore is an ideal place to study coastal changes without the added stress of worrying about infrastructure.… Read More

Records Fall During Extended Heat Wave

Records Fall During Extended Heat Wave

The current heat wave comes on the heels of a very hot July across much of the country (with the exception of the West Coast).… Read More

Offshore Wind Energy Potential Boosted During Heat Wave, Data Shows

Offshore Wind Energy Potential Boosted During Heat Wave, Data Shows

According to recent research from Stony Brook University, there is a distinct trend of windy weather that develops in the summer between New Jersey and New York harbor, and extending northeastward up to Cape Cod.… Read More