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Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has an online interactive map that will show all the major energy infrastructure for any given address in the U.S., allowing anyone to look closely at what power plants, refineries, oil wells, power lines and other installations might exist in a place that is vulnerable to extreme weather.… Read More

The Ocean is Heating Up for Hurricane Season

The Ocean is Heating Up for Hurricane Season

If you live on the Gulf Coast or Eastern Seaboard, hopefully you’re ready for Atlantic hurricane season, which started on Sunday, June 1. As the season gets underway, hurricane-friendly ocean temperatures in the Atlantic are ramping up, though they’re not quite there in all places just yet. A new graphic from NASA’s Earth Observatory shows ocean te… Read More

Hurricane Season’s Start Brings New Storm Surge Maps

Hurricane Season’s Start Brings New Storm Surge Maps

When Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, it was not the storm’s winds but the massive pile of water those winds pushed in front of the storm that wreaked the most havoc, inundating coastal areas in 3 to 9 feet of water, causing billions in damages, and leaving dozens dead. In general, this storm surge poses a far greater threat to lives and… Read More

Here Are 5 Resources to Track Hurricane Season

Here Are 5 Resources to Track Hurricane Season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off on Sunday, June 1, and runs through November 30. There are countless resources to keep track of tropical storms and hurricanes as they form plow across the ocean, but here are four great ones that will help not only track individual storms but get a sense of how the season is progressing.… Read More

El Nino Expected to Limit 2014 Hurricane Season

El Nino Expected to Limit 2014 Hurricane Season

An emerging El Niño, along with other factors, is expected to tamp down hurricane activity during the 2014 season, with a near-normal or below-normal number of storms predicted, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday at New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. “El Niño is a major climate factor that … Read More

6 Degrees: Submerged Cities, Melt Ponds, Methane & More

6 Degrees: Submerged Cities, Melt Ponds, Methane & More

See it all here, from photos of cities under future seas to catastrophic warnings of methane impacts.… Read More

Warming Shifting Hurricane Impacts Away from Tropics

Warming Shifting Hurricane Impacts Away from Tropics

Just what impact climate change will have on hurricanes has been a major area of study in recent decades, with the majority of the focus on what warming might do to the intensity and frequency of such storms. But a new study has revealed an overlooked trend: tropical cyclone activity is shifting away from the tropics and toward the poles. In… Read More

U.S. Climate Change Report Warns of Regional Impacts

U.S. Climate Change Report Warns of Regional Impacts

On Tuesday, the federal government released its third report of climate change in the U.S. The report, called the National Climate Assessment, makes clear that climate change is a present-day issue and a growing threat. While climate change is often viewed as a global problem, the report highlights how impacts vary across all regions of the country… Read More