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Super Bowl Will be Far From a Winter Apocalypse

Super Bowl Will be Far From a Winter Apocalypse

Putting this Sunday's Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city for the very first time, it seemed the NFL was courting weather chaos. The Super Bowl is a game weaned on the balmy weather of Miami and New Orleans and Los Angeles, and if it heads north, it snuggles under a dome. So, ever since the NFL announced Super Bowl XLVIII would … Read More

Uncertainty a Big Hurdle in Colorado Climate Planning

Uncertainty a Big Hurdle in Colorado Climate Planning

Progress in Colorado's climate change adaptation planning is hampered by uncertainty in how climate change will affect the state even as the its recent disasters serve as a reminder of how vulnerable Colorado is to climate change.… Read More

The Year in Weather Like Never Seen Before

The Year in Weather Like Never Seen Before

Satellite images often provide crucial information when major storms such as Super Typhoon Haiyan form. But both extreme events and our day-to-day weather are part of a much larger climate system. Now EUMETSAT, the European Union’s satellite agency, has taken that long view and used satellite images to construct an entire year in weather on our pla… Read More

6 Degrees: Web Comics, Super El Ninos & the Olympics

6 Degrees: Web Comics, Super El Ninos & the Olympics

Six hot climate stories from around the world you may have missed from during the week. … Read More

Calif. Drought Spurs Some Cities—Not All—to Conserve

Calif. Drought Spurs Some Cities—Not All—to Conserve

Californians are hoping big rains will relieve the drought emergency declared in the state last week. It could be in the form of a miracle March rainstorm, or a sudden drastic shift in the weather pattern that is keeping the winter rains away. The state is drying up quickly, but cities across the state are responding to the drought in a variety of … Read More

2013 is 4th Hottest (or 7th); Either Way, it’s Toasty

2013 is 4th Hottest (or 7th); Either Way, it’s Toasty

The last year with an annual average temperature below the 20th century average was 1976, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Including 2013, all 13 years of the 21st century have ranked among the 15-warmest in the 134-year period of record, with the top 3 being 2010, 2005, and 1998. Even considering the margin … Read More

D.C. Methane Leaks Threaten Explosions, Climate

D.C. Methane Leaks Threaten Explosions, Climate

Nearly 5,900 methane and other gas leaks have been found in ageing natural gas pipelines in Washington, D.C., where some manholes were found to have methane levels 10 times the threshold for an explosion — concentrations as high as 500,000 parts per million (ppm) of natural gas.… Read More

Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup in Arctic Air

Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup in Arctic Air

Changes in sea ice could be responsible for shifting mercury and ozone levels in the Arctic's atmosphere.… Read More