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Storm Science, HFCs, a Warming Arctic and Fracking

Storm Science, HFCs, a Warming Arctic and Fracking

Limits on HFCs, fracking fallout and Alaska and the Arctic experience warmer temps. … Read More

Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’

Obama Administration Takes Action on Climate ‘Resilience’

The Executive Order enshrines the climate change buzzword of the post-Hurricane Sandy era, climate “resilience,” into the language of the federal bureaucracy by directing agencies to work with state, local, and tribal leaders to determine how they can make it easier for communities to prepare for climate change-related impacts.… Read More

Alaska Roasts During October, Reigniting Wildfire

Alaska Roasts During October, Reigniting Wildfire

The warm weather led to an even more unusual sight for the fall: smoke from an active wildfire. The Mississippi wildfire, which started in May about 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks, flared up again on Oct. 28, when strong winds were blowing and there were record warm temperatures in the lower 60s.… Read More

The Myriad Impacts of Sandy Along the East Coast

The Myriad Impacts of Sandy Along the East Coast

Sandy hit the Northeast the hardest, but the storm's impacts stretched from North Carolina to the Great Lakes. Roll over the markers above to see the diverse weather the storm brought to the region.… Read More

Hurricane Sandy Hasn’t Shifted Climate Narrative

Hurricane Sandy Hasn’t Shifted Climate Narrative

In the year since Sandy, news articles have widely declared that the storm has “changed the public’s view of weather threats” and that “resilience” would be the environmental buzzword of 2013. That sounds all well and good, but are headlines enough to move public opinion and spark new discussions? Signs seem to point to “no.” Policy has moved for … Read More

One Year Later: The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

One Year Later: The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy — part hurricane, part fearsome nor’easter — battered the Eastern U.S. in October 2012. The storm brought a record storm surge to New York City and the New Jersey Shore, killing 159 and causing an estimated $65 billion in damage. The megastorm drove home the vulnerability of coastal cities like New York to sea level rise and storm … Read More

Experts Say Sandy Showed Limits of an Accurate Forecast

Experts Say Sandy Showed Limits of an Accurate Forecast

Yet Sandy also demonstrated the frustrating limitations of an accurate forecast. Despite the advanced notice and the huge threat it posed everywhere from Massachusetts to Maryland, the storm still killed 159 people, including 44 within New York City alone. Most of the New York victims drowned from coastal flooding.… Read More

New Method Could Provide Heat Wave Early Warnings

New Method Could Provide Heat Wave Early Warnings

The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday, shows that long-lasting, intense heat waves in the U.S. - which are becoming more common and severe due to manmade global warming - tend to be preceded by a particular jet stream configuration. By looking for these patterns, weather forecasters could improve their chances of accuratel… Read More