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Ecologists Embark on a Nationwide Quest to Measure America’s Ecological Health

Ecologists Embark on a Nationwide Quest to Measure America’s Ecological Health

Comprehensive though it is, NEON won’t answer every possible question about climate change, land use, and invasive species.… Read More

Extreme Weather Will Strike as Climate Change Takes Hold, IPCC Warns

Extreme Weather Will Strike as Climate Change Takes Hold, IPCC Warns

Heavier rainfall, fiercer storms and intensifying droughts are likely to strike the world in the coming decades as climate change takes effect. Read More

Winter Forecast Offers Little Hope for Texas Drought Relief

Winter Forecast Offers Little Hope for Texas Drought Relief

The latest outlooks show this winter may dump heavy snow on the northern Rockies again, and leave Texas high and dry. Read More

Extreme Measures: The Push to Make Climate Research Relevant

Extreme Measures: The Push to Make Climate Research Relevant

Now, Stott and other researchers are melding weather forecasting skills with pioneering computer models to attribute — or link — individual weather events to climate change. … Read More

Nation’s Smallest State Thinks Big When it Comes to Offshore Wind Farms

Nation’s Smallest State Thinks Big When it Comes to Offshore Wind Farms

Rhode Island may be the leader, but a few other states, including Massachusetts and Oregon, have undertaken similar ocean zoning efforts, though they have yet to earn NOAA˜s approval.… Read More

The Next 500 Years of Sea Level Rise

Most projections about sea-level rise stop at the year 2100. But sea levels will keep rising after that point.… Read More

Evidence Builds that Scientists Underplay Climate Impacts

Evidence Builds that Scientists Underplay Climate Impacts

Far from being "alarmist," predictions from climate scientists in many cases are proving to be more conservative than observed climate-related impacts. Read More

Global Warming May Worsen Effects of El Niño, La Niña Events

Global Warming May Worsen Effects of El Niño, La Niña Events

A study in the Journal of Climate suggests that the natural climate cycles known as El Niño and La Niña won't get worse. But their effects will.… Read More