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Relocation for Aussie Wildlife Threatened by Climate

Relocation for Aussie Wildlife Threatened by Climate

Australian researchers have developed the “first rigorous framework” on how to relocate animals displaced due to climate change. The study, conducted by academics from four Australian universities and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), devised a formula on how to decide whether to relocate a species, which spe… Read More

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

Over 90 Percent in Europe’s Cities Breathe Dangerous Air

Over 90 Percent in Europe’s Cities Breathe Dangerous Air

More than 90 percent of people living in European cities breathe air that the UN's World Health Organization says leads to respiratory problems, heart disease and shortened lives, according to a study published on Tuesday. But because EU legal limits or targets for some pollutants still lag well behind UN recommendations, most countries have been … Read More

Australia’s Bushfire Season Turns Sydney’s Skies Orange

Australia’s Bushfire Season Turns Sydney’s Skies Orange

Hot, dry, and windy weather whipped up wildfires across the Australian state of new South Wales on Thursday. That caused a deep haze to descend over Sydney and spurred the deployment of hundreds of firefighters across the region. Smoke from the fires blanketed Sydney on Thursday. Surreal images from Quartz show eerie orange skies framing the downt… Read More

Shutdown Could Delay NOAA Satellites, Climate Report

Shutdown Could Delay NOAA Satellites, Climate Report

The 16-day government shutdown may have ripple effects throughout the government’s weather and climate programs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has begun assessing whether the shutdown will cause further delays to its already troubled development of the next generation of weather and climate satellites. The satellites, w… 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

What Happened to the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

What Happened to the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

Forecasters say that three main features loom large for the inactivity: large areas of sinking air, frequent plumes of dry, dusty air coming off the Sahara Desert, and above-average wind shear. None of those features were part of their calculations in making seasonal predictions.… Read More