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Extreme Weather is a ‘Silver Lining’ for Climate Action

Extreme Weather is a ‘Silver Lining’ for Climate Action

Devastating extreme weather including recent flooding in England, Australia's hottest year on record and the U.S. being hit by a polar vortex have a "silver lining" of boosting climate change to the highest level of politics and reminding politicians that climate change is not a partisan issue, according to the UN's climate chief. Christiana Figue… Read More

6 Degrees: Wildfire Risks, Climate Change Prep & More

6 Degrees: Wildfire Risks, Climate Change Prep & More

This week in climate news explores the growing risks of wildfires, how to prep for climate change, plus more.… Read More

New Satellite to Improve Climate and Weather Forecasts

New Satellite to Improve Climate and Weather Forecasts

In T-minus a few hours, global precipitation monitoring will receive a major upgrade. NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency are launching a revolutionary new satellite on Thursday afternoon that will provide important new data on precipitation, which will in turn help improve climate and weather forecasts. The new satellite is dubbed … Read More

NY State Expects All Utilities to Prep for Climate Change

NY State Expects All Utilities to Prep for Climate Change

As part of a rate plan settlement with New York's largest utility, the state Public Services Commission said it expects all of New York State's utilities to address climate change preparations in the future expansion and construction plans. … Read More

Record Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters Globally in 2013

Record Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters Globally in 2013

The past year saw the highest number of billion-dollar weather disasters across the globe. However, despite the high number of events, overall loss of life and property were comparative low to years past. In all, 41 weather events caused $1 billion or more in damage in 2013 according to a report recently released by Aon Benfield, a reinsurance gro… Read More

When Next Hurricane Hits, Storm Surge Will be Mapped

When Next Hurricane Hits, Storm Surge Will be Mapped

The National Weather Service will issue new storm surge maps beginning with the 2014 hurricane season.… 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

The Front Lines of Climate Change: Charleston’s Struggle

The Front Lines of Climate Change: Charleston’s Struggle

Charleston is also among the East Coast’s most vulnerable metropolitan areas to rising seas and a changing climate, which may threaten nearly $150 billion of infrastructure along the South Carolina coast. In the past century, the Atlantic has risen more than a foot along the coast near here and could rise an additional 5 feet by 2100.… Read More