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Study Projects Steep Increase in NYC Heat-Related Deaths

Study Projects Steep Increase in NYC Heat-Related Deaths

With global average temperatures increasing in response to manmade emissions of greenhouse gases, the world has already been seeing an uptick in the frequency and severity of deadly extreme heat events, and a decrease in cold weather extremes. A new study looks at how these trends are likely to play out in one iconic city in particular: New York. I… Read More

Rising Temperatures in Europe Leave Ducks Grounded

Rising Temperatures in Europe Leave Ducks Grounded

Most birds are acutely sensitive to changes in temperature. Scientists now say that changes in climate and warmer temperatures in parts of Europe have resulted in the migration patterns of certain birds being radically altered. A study looking at the migration patterns of three species of duck – the goldeneye, goosander and tufted duck – has found… Read More

Clouds ‘Cool Earth Less Than Once Thought’

Clouds ‘Cool Earth Less Than Once Thought’

Extra cloud cover caused by emissions of industrial pollutants is known to reduce the effects of global warming, but its impact in reducing temperatures has been over-estimated in the climate models, new research has found. This is particularly significant for China and India, because it has been believed that these two giant countries would be pa… Read More

Tornadoes Resume; Drought Divides; Fish on the Move

Tornadoes Resume; Drought Divides; Fish on the Move

Tornado season resumes, drought divides the U.S. and how warming is affecting ice and fish. … Read More

Weather Service to Add Major Might to Computing Power

Weather Service to Add Major Might to Computing Power

The NWS plans to use $25 million of the $48 million provided to it in the Sandy supplemental bill, along with funds that are called for in President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, to bring about "unprecedented" computing upgrades — going from an operational computing capacity of 213 peak teraflops at the end of the current fiscal year, t… Read More

The U.S.: A Nation Divided By Drought

The U.S.: A Nation Divided By Drought

What was once a coast-to-coast drought now divides the U.S. into two distinct pieces, pitting the water haves, in the Midwest, versus the have-nots, in the West. One of those regions is in for a long, hot, dry, and potentially smoky summer. (Hint: It's not the Midwest.)… Read More

Study: 97 percent Agreement on Manmade Global Warming

Study: 97 percent Agreement on Manmade Global Warming

The research, which is the most comprehensive analysis of climate research to date, finds that 97.1 percent of the studies published between 1991 to 2011 that expressed a position on manmade climate change agreed that it was happening, and that it was due to human activity. The study looked at peer reviewed research that mentioned climate change … Read More

Panel Finds Flaws with NWS Guidance on Sandy’s Surge

Panel Finds Flaws with NWS Guidance on Sandy’s Surge

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its final review of the agency’s performance during Hurricane Sandy, finding that while the agency provided accurate forecasts of the storm’s path and strength well ahead of time, there were many shortcomings, including confusing and poorly timed guidance on the expected storm surg… Read More