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Fall Foliage, Hurricanes, and Bushfires

Fall Foliage, Hurricanes, and Bushfires

A visual tour of the top six climate news stories of the week. … Read More

What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little

What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little

Congress did something unusual last year. It passed a bill that acknowledged that sea levels are rising — i.e., that climate change is happening. The measure in question, buried near the end of a 584-page transportation funding bill, also required some modest action: That the Federal Emergency Management Agency use "the best available climate … Read More

Post Shutdown, U.S. Tries to Salvage Antarctic Research

Post Shutdown, U.S. Tries to Salvage Antarctic Research

During the 16-day shutdown, the NSF directed all support elements of the Antarctic program to stand down toward “caretaker status.” That meant halting the flow of scientists and equipment to Antarctica for the short austral summer research season, which typically lasts three to four months, and evacuating some employees from U.S. field research sta… Read More

Typhoon Wipha to Strike Tokyo, Fukushima Tuesday

Typhoon Wipha to Strike Tokyo, Fukushima Tuesday

Current forecasts show Wipha making landfall, or coming close to making landfall, about 20 miles east of Tokyo late Tuesday or Wednesday, while transitioning from a weakening tropical cyclone into a strengthening hybrid storm, with characteristics of both a tropical storm and an extratropical system. Satellite analysis from the U.S. Navy's Joint Ty… Read More

Typhoon Wipha May Threaten Tokyo and Fukushima

Typhoon Wipha May Threaten Tokyo and Fukushima

Typhoon Wipha, which is currently a 110 mph storm located several hundred miles south of Kyoto, Japan, appears poised to sideswipe, or possibly even make a direct hit on, Japan in the coming days. The storm is expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain, and high waves to the Japanese coast from Tokyo northward, including the ailing Fukushima Daiich… Read More

Ocean Deteriorating More Rapidly Than Thought

Ocean Deteriorating More Rapidly Than Thought

Marine scientists say the state of the world’s oceans is deteriorating more rapidly than anyone had realized, and is worse than that described in last month’s UN climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They say the rate, speed and impacts of ocean change are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought – and… Read More

Breathtaking Images, New Climates, and Tiny Nukes

Breathtaking Images, New Climates, and Tiny Nukes

New climates by 2050, panoramas that may help save the reefs and tiny underground nuclear reactors. … Read More

Breathtaking Coral Reef Panoramas Help Scientists

Breathtaking Coral Reef Panoramas Help Scientists

Relying on 21st century technology and a public-private partnership, Vever’s team is on their way towards meeting their goal of creating the most comprehensive database of coral reef health on the planet. The high definition images and data are freely available to scientists, conservation managers, and the public and will provide a comprehensive ba… Read More