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Sea Level Rise Brings Added Risks to Coastal Nuclear Plants

Sea Level Rise Brings Added Risks to Coastal Nuclear Plants

The sea has been rising and will continue to climb throughout the next century, which means storm surges will pack an extra punch. Are U.S. nuclear plants built to withstand a new "worst-case scenario?"… Read More

How Will Continuing Civil Unrest in the Middle East Affect Gas Prices in the US?

How Will Continuing Civil Unrest in the Middle East Affect Gas Prices in the US?

"A disruption anywhere affects us. That’s why it’s important that we think of this globally. If there was an expansion of the disruption, it would lead to even higher prices and put some pressure on our economy."… Read More

The Ozone Hole Opens Up Again. It’s Still Not The Same as Climate Change

The Ozone Hole Opens Up Again. It’s Still Not The Same as Climate Change

Ozonesondes and satellites are already recording a drop in ozone around the edges of the Arctic, where the sun peeks above the horizon earliest.… Read More

Widespread Spring Flooding Likely, NOAA says

Widespread Spring Flooding Likely, NOAA says

“Many metropolitan areas have a greater than 95 percent chance of major flooding, including Fargo, Grand Forks, St. Paul, Davenport, Rock Island, Sioux Falls and Huron, according to a NOAA news release.… Read More

Climate Change Places Unique Demands on US Naval Forces, Report Says

Climate Change Places Unique Demands on US Naval Forces, Report Says

The report also addresses naval forces’ scientific research needs, concluding that the Navy should invest in its own capacity to keep tabs on a changing climate system, including through an Arctic observing system.… Read More

New Biofuel Crops Could Offer a Climate Advantage for the Midwest

New Biofuel Crops Could Offer a Climate Advantage for the Midwest

Two of the leading candidates to replace corn are switchgrass and miscanthus grasses. As researchers have shown in the test fields of Illinois, these perennial crops can be densely planted and without much effort or fertilizer, they grow rapidly.… Read More

NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

"The physical basis, process, and cause and effect of blocking events are poorly understood in theory and observations and less well understood in models, says University of Michigan meteorologist Rick Rood.… Read More

Study Finds Ice Sheets Becoming Dominant Contributor to Sea Level Rise

Study Finds Ice Sheets Becoming Dominant Contributor to Sea Level Rise

However, in light of this study and other recent findings, the projections in the 2007 U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report of up to a half-meter of sea-level rise by 2100 may be too low.… Read More