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Warming Has Doubled Risk of Katrina-like Storm Surges

Warming Has Doubled Risk of Katrina-like Storm Surges

Clearly, the question of how global warming will influence tropical storms and hurricanes, which are nature's most powerful storms, remains a focus of active scientific research. Using a variety of techniques, scientists are honing in on the most likely scenarios.… Read More

Senate Bill Would Boost Funding for Weather Satellites

Senate Bill Would Boost Funding for Weather Satellites

Key weather and climate satellites would get a boost under a new Senate spending proposal. The $984 billion measure, which Senate Appropriations Committee leaders introduced late Monday, would fund the federal government from March 27 until Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. The bill would increase the National Oceanic and… Read More

Concern Over Climate Change Grows, Poll Finds

Concern Over Climate Change Grows, Poll Finds

The percentage of Americans who are concerned about climate change and motivated to do something about it increased to 16 percent between 2010 and 2012, according to a new poll. That is a jump of six percentage point over two years, which occurred as the percentage of Americans who are skeptical of climate change or doubt that it was have… Read More

House Votes to Increase Weather Satellite Funding

House Votes to Increase Weather Satellite Funding

The House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would ease a budget shortfall that threatens to delay a key weather satellite program. Lawmakers voted 267-151 to pass a spending bill that would keep the federal government operating after the current stopgap funding legislation expires on March 27. Although the bill would keep… Read More

Budget Cuts May Degrade Weather, Climate Forecasting

Budget Cuts May Degrade Weather, Climate Forecasting

The cuts, also known as the "sequester," will take effect unless Congress reaches a new spending deal by Friday. The sequester would chop 8.2 percent from the operating budgets of most federal agencies. This would result in a $551 million cut to the Department of Commerce, which houses the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).… Read More

Climate Change Is Cutting Humans’ Work Capacity

Climate Change Is Cutting Humans’ Work Capacity

It’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity that gets you. That’s the conclusion of a new study that finds climate change has reduced humanity’s ability to work by making the planet hotter and muggier. That one-two punch has already cut the world’s working capacity by 10 percent since humans began burning large amounts of oil, gas, coal and other … Read More

With Keystone In Limbo, Alberta Launches Carbon Contest

With Keystone In Limbo, Alberta Launches Carbon Contest

Best known as the home to Canada's oil sands and Keystone pipeline, Alberta is calling for climate change solutions.… Read More

Warming Climate Yields Another Hot January: NOAA

Warming Climate Yields Another Hot January: NOAA

The Northern Hemisphere saw above-average snow cover extent for January, with the sixth largest in the 47-year record, or 730,000 square miles above the 1967-2013 average. The western U.S., eastern China, and much of Europe had above-average January snow cover. While winter Northern Hemisphere snow cover has grown at a rate of about 0.1 percent per… Read More