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Flood Warnings at Risk as Cuts to Critical Gauges Loom

Flood Warnings at Risk as Cuts to Critical Gauges Loom

Cuts to the USGS stream gauge network threaten to undermine the accuracy of flood forecasts and warnings, officials say.… Read More

Bill Gates Backs Scientists Lobbying for Geoengineering

Bill Gates Backs Scientists Lobbying for Geoengineering

Concern is growing that a small but influential group of scientists, and their backers, may have a disproportionate effect on major geoengineering decisions. Read More

To Catch a Glacier Thief, Follow the Ice Cubes

To Catch a Glacier Thief, Follow the Ice Cubes

Climate change skeptics have acquired a new explanation for why glaciers are retreating: it's not global warming, it's theft. Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing five tons of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants.… Read More

Carbon Disclosure Boosts Stock Values

Carbon Disclosure Boosts Stock Values

Companies that disclose their carbon emissions see a small rise in stock price following disclosure, compared to similar companies that keep mum, researchers say. Read More

The Week That Was: Hockey, Tornadoes and Furry Critters

The Week That Was: Hockey, Tornadoes and Furry Critters

We know you’ve been busy this week so we’ve taken the liberty of summarizing the week that was at Climate Central. Kind of a Climate Central CliffsNotes. So enjoy. And if you still haven’t gotten enough of the Super Bowl, we’ve got a special treat for you at the end; what we think will be the best ad to come out of the Super Bowl.… Read More

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

The tornado intensified as it strafed the roofs and treetops of Joplin’s western suburbs. By the time it reached the city limits, it had evolved into an EF-5, the most destructive type of tornado, capable of scraping civilization off the planet in a matter of minutes. … Read More

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

Although recent rains have put a dent in the Texas drought, a day of reckoning looms for the state’s long-grain rice growers, who pump millions into the economy in Southeast Texas each year and account for about 5 percent of America’s rice production. … Read More

Flooding Rated Worst Climate Change Threat Facing UK

Flooding Rated Worst Climate Change Threat Facing UK

In the first comprehensive climate change risk assessment for the UK, the four most immediate "high consequence" risks concern flooding. Read More