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For NOAA, Obama Tabs 1st U.S. Woman to Walk in Space

For NOAA, Obama Tabs 1st U.S. Woman to Walk in Space

President Obama nominated Kathryn Sullivan to head NOAA, taking the reins at a challenging time.… Read More

Ecosystems Face Unprecedented ‘Climate Change Velocity’

Ecosystems Face Unprecedented ‘Climate Change Velocity’

Over the next century, plants and animals on land might be in for a wild and ultimately devastating ride. Warming temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and extreme weather and climate events are likely to increase at a rate and magnitude not seen in more than 65 million years, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal ...… Read More

Climate & Conflict: Warmer World May be More Violent

Climate & Conflict: Warmer World May be More Violent

The study, published in the journal Science, concludes that climate events from heat waves to droughts and floods have strong links to violent conflicts, helping to explain patterns of crime, civil wars, and even the collapse of some ancient civilizations.… Read More

Sea Level Rise ‘Locking In’ Quickly, Cities Threatened

Sea Level Rise ‘Locking In’ Quickly, Cities Threatened

Measurements tell us that global average sea level is currently rising about 1 inch per decade. But in an invisible shadow process, our “sea level debt” is growing 10 times faster, and accelerating. An international team of scientists led by Anders Levermann has just published a new study finding that for every degree Fahrenheit of global … Read More

Ocean’s Iron Impact Could Alter Climate Predictions

Ocean’s Iron Impact Could Alter Climate Predictions

British scientists say estimates of the amount of iron dissolving into seawater around some of the world’s coasts may be drastically wrong. They say there is no standard, one-size-fits-all way to measure how much iron enters the water in different parts of the globe. Instead, they say, the amounts may vary by up to ten thousand times between one a… Read More

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

The impact of thinning Arctic sea ice, monsoons and heat waves, plus the future of energy and more. … Read More

Atmospheric Rivers Grow, Causing Worse Floods Ahead

Atmospheric Rivers Grow, Causing Worse Floods Ahead

Heavy and prolonged rainfall will cause both more frequent and more severe flooding across the United Kingdom and the rest of north-west Europe as the atmosphere continues to warm, say British and American scientists. A study in IOP Publishing’s Environmental Research Letters of what are known as atmospheric rivers pins the blame for the increasin… Read More

The Lake at the North Pole, How Bad Is It?

The Lake at the North Pole, How Bad Is It?

The webcam depicting what seems like open water is most likely “just sitting in a big melt pond” that has formed on top of the sea ice cover, Serreze said. This melt pond started forming around July 10, and is likely close to its peak depth and extent.… Read More