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Watch 28 Years of Old Arctic Ice Disappear in One Minute

Watch 28 Years of Old Arctic Ice Disappear in One Minute

Arctic sea ice is pulling a Benjamin Button. It's been getting younger. But while that's a fate some would relish, it's not necessarily good news for ice as it's trip to the fountain of youth could speed its demise. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration has released an animation showing the decline of old sea ice since 1987, the first… Read More

After December Rains, California Comes Up Dry

After December Rains, California Comes Up Dry

Two steps forward, one-and-a-half steps back: That’s been the story of the tenacious California drought lately. After a torrent of rains in December made a small dent in the deep, statewide drought, the faucet has turned off, and some areas have relapsed back into ‘exceptional’ drought, the worst drought category recognized by the U.S Drought … Read More

Study Downgrades Climate Impact of Wood Burning

Study Downgrades Climate Impact of Wood Burning

Of the 2.8 billion people forced to use wood for fuel, often filling their humble homes with life-shortening soot, the vast majority are chopping down and gathering their fuel in ways that allow forests and woodlands to regrow. That isn’t just good for the environment around them — carbon-hungry growth of trees that replace those that were felled … Read More

Five Graphics That Show 2014’s Record Heat

Five Graphics That Show 2014’s Record Heat

Unless you've been living under a climate rock, you've probably heard that 2014 was the warmest year on record. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released data on Friday confirming last year took the crown from 2010 by about 0.1°F and running 1.24°F above the long-term average. What does the hottest year on record look l… Read More

Picture This: Stunning Halos and Freaky Frost

Picture This: Stunning Halos and Freaky Frost

While most of the weather we experience comes in the sunny or rainy, cold or warm standard varities, the Earth's atmosphere is capable of producing some strange, stunning phenomena if you pay enough attention. We've got a few of those gems this week, along with some beautiful views that remind you just how lovely our home planet can be. It’s only… Read More

7 Things To Know About the EPA’s Methane Limits

7 Things To Know About the EPA’s Methane Limits

The Obama administration has unveiled plans to make the oil and gas industry a little less harmful to the climate by keeping its methane emissions contained. Here are seven things to know about the proposed methane limits.… Read More

A Broken Record: 2014 Hottest Year

A Broken Record: 2014 Hottest Year

The final numbers are in: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record in the past 135 years, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Friday. The record does not come as a surprise as it’s another marker of the sustained accumulation of heat in the atmosphere thanks to the unabated emissions of greenhouses… Read More

Sea Level Rise Accelerating Faster Than Thought

Sea Level Rise Accelerating Faster Than Thought

The acceleration of the rate of sea level rise over the last couple decades is even higher than scientists had thought, according to a new study that uses a novel method to estimate global sea level rise. The reason? The rate of rise across the 20th century has actually been overestimated — by as much as 30 percent — meaning there’s been a bigger… Read More