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Not All Species Will Be Endangered by Climate Change

Not All Species Will Be Endangered by Climate Change

And now for the good news: climate change could actually make life better for some creatures. The ibex in the Swiss Alps may find an extra spring in its step. The roly-poly pika of the American northwest might find it has gained an edge over its predators because it is adapted to a high fiber diet. The news is not uniformly good: climate change is… Read More

Six Degrees: Frigid U.S., Hot Australia and 2013 Fireworks

Six Degrees: Frigid U.S., Hot Australia and 2013 Fireworks

Our six top climate stories of the week packaged into one great slideshow for easy reading.… Read More

In Australia, 2013 Was a Scorcher for the Record Books

In Australia, 2013 Was a Scorcher for the Record Books

The numbers are in and Australia just finished it’s hottest year since recordkeeping began in 1910. Not only was 2013 the hottest year on record, but it featured other notable milestones from adding a new color to the temperature map to a wild start to bushfire season to sweltering oceans. And while the calendar has turned to 2014, the mercury app… Read More

Coldest Air in Decades Clearing Customs, Entering U.S.

Coldest Air in Decades Clearing Customs, Entering U.S.

The second major incursion of Arctic air into the continental U.S. is set to spill into the Dakotas on Saturday, where blizzard watches and wind chill advisories are already in effect. Cold weather warnings may expand to more than a dozen states by Monday, as the Arctic air spills out to the south and east, enveloping the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic,… Read More

Arctic Outbreak: When the North Pole Came to Ohio

Arctic Outbreak: When the North Pole Came to Ohio

How cold will it get? Computer model forecasts project low temperatures on Monday night in Washington to drop to near zero, and below zero in Boston and possibly New York City as well. Dayton, Ohio is likely to see lows in the teens below zero. In some areas of the Ohio Valley and Midwest, high temperatures may not get above zero, Oravec said.… Read More

20 Indelible Images Tell the Tale of 2013 in Climate

20 Indelible Images Tell the Tale of 2013 in Climate

20 great images and 20 great stories tell the year in climate change news and research.… Read More

Bundle Up for New Year as Door to Arctic Is Wide Open

Bundle Up for New Year as Door to Arctic Is Wide Open

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Duluth, Minn., December 2013 already ranks as the 2nd-coldest December on record in International Falls, and in Duluth, this month ranks as one of the top 10 coldest Decembers on record.… Read More

Compared to 2 Previous Years, 2013 Was a Paper Tiger

Compared to 2 Previous Years, 2013 Was a Paper Tiger

The U.S. suffered its share of extreme weather and climate events in 2013, from a monster tornado that flattened large parts of Moore, Okla., to the driest year on record in California. But compared to the blockbuster calamities of the previous 2 years, 2013 stands out more for its relative tameness.… Read More