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NWS Staff Walks to Work in Blizzard Despite Shutdown

NWS Staff Walks to Work in Blizzard Despite Shutdown

When a record-breaking early season blizzard struck the northern Rockies to the Northern High Plains on October 4-5, dumping as much as four feet of snow and piling the snow into drifts up to 10 feet high in places, NWS staff faced challenges that would be tough to meet under any circumstances, least of all during a government shutdown, when office… Read More

Ireland, the Emerald Isle, Might be Losing its Green

Ireland, the Emerald Isle, Might be Losing its Green

Summer visitors to Ireland used to coping with frequent outpourings from the heavens might be in for a bit of a shock in future if the latest projections on the country’s climate by Met Ėireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, prove correct. In a just-released report, Ireland’s climate: the road ahead, Met Ėireann says that as a result of climat… Read More

Government Shutdown Impacts Obama’s Climate Agenda

Government Shutdown Impacts Obama’s Climate Agenda

About 94 percent of the employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been sent on leave of absence as part of the U.S. government shutdown. Nearly all of the agency's 16,205 employees across the country, with oversight of air quality, industrial waste, water and sewage treatment plants, have powered down their computers, updated thei… Read More

The Shutdown, Toxic Fracking Fluid, Aussie Heat & More

The Shutdown, Toxic Fracking Fluid, Aussie Heat & More

The ripples of the government shutdown are felt, while new visuals of Sandy amaze and hot and rainy weather abound.… Read More

IPCC Report Contains ‘Grave’ Carbon Budget Message

IPCC Report Contains ‘Grave’ Carbon Budget Message

In laying out a global cumulative carbon budget, the IPCC has for the first time endorsed the view of climate activists and scientists who have warned that countries cannot burn the world’s known reserves of fossil fuels without sending the climate system into a tailspin.… Read More

Australia Has its Hottest September as Fire Threat Grows

Australia Has its Hottest September as Fire Threat Grows

Winter may just be ending in Australia, but temperatures are already summerlike. September was one for the record books, with hot temperatures that baked the country from the outback to the coasts and made this the hottest September in the country’s 104-year record. The fiery start to Australia’s spring continues a trend that has the country on its… Read More

What the New IPCC Report Means for Europe

What the New IPCC Report Means for Europe

Europe has been warming faster than the global average over the last 30 years, the UN's new climate report reveals. Yesterday afternoon, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released part one of its scientific report in full. Among some of the most significant findings from a summary of the report released a few days ago are that hu… Read More

Fracking May Be Polluting River with Radioactive Waste

Fracking May Be Polluting River with Radioactive Waste

Fracking may be contaminating a Pennsylvania river with radioactive waste, a Duke University study to be published this week shows. Scientists found elevated levels of radioactivity in river water at a site where treated fracking wastewater from oil and gas production sites in western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale is released into a creek.… Read More