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Scientists Warn of Polar Bear Attacks in Warming Arctic

Scientists Warn of Polar Bear Attacks in Warming Arctic

A polar bear attack in Canada that left two people injured has brought new warnings from scientists of a dangerous rise in human-bear encounters in a warming Arctic. The friends had just walked out of the door in the pre-dawn hours after a party when the young polar bear crept up behind them, unheard and unseen. By the time, the bear was driven off… Read More

Images Show Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction

Images Show Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction

Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, and left behind widespread power outages, tattered buildings, and displaced people on a number of the islands that make up the country. The provinces of Leyte, Bohol, and Cebu, and Samar were among some of the hardest hit by the storm’s fury. Satellite showed that Haiyan, known in th… Read More

Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

Historic Super Typhoon Haiyan Assaults Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is strongest storm on Earth so far this year and one of the strongest storms ever recorded based on maximum windspeed, is about to plow through the Central Philippines, producing a potentially deadly storm surge and dumping heavy rainfall that could cause widespread flooding.… Read More

NOAA’s New Cool Tool Puts Climate on View for All

NOAA’s New Cool Tool Puts Climate on View for All

Sifting through the massive amount of climate and weather data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can be daunting. However, a new tool released today brings that data to the masses in a simple and easily accessible format. The National Climatic Data Center alone contains over 6 petabytes of data. That’s enough data on… 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

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

Expert Warns We’re Still Unprepared for Sandy-Like Event

Expert Warns We’re Still Unprepared for Sandy-Like Event

When he realized that Hurricane Sandy was on track for a direct hit on the New York metropolitan area, and that the storm would almost certainly be making landfall at high tide, Klaus Jacob went into high gear. “First,” he recalled nearly a year later, sitting in a bright, modern conference room near his office at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth … Read More