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Warming Air Was Trigger for Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse

The spectacular 2002 collapse of Antarctica's Larsen B ice shelf was caused by surface melting.

The Good and Bad Climate News from Permafrost Melt

Nearly half of the carbon that's eroding from melting Arctic permafrost is ending up in the atmosphere.

Calif. Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

California is planning the nation's most elaborate database of local and statewide sea level rise adaptation efforts.

Struggling El Niño Still Shaping Hurricane Activity

The El Niño struggling to form in the Pacific is still influencing hurricane season there and the Atlantic.

Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?

As climate changes, forest ecosystems will need to shift to more suitable sites. Should we help?

Drought Divide: Tropical Rains to Help Plains, Not SoCal

Moisture from tropical storms will bring drought-easing rains to the plains, but only flash floods to SoCal.

NASA Releases Blizzard of Precipitation Data

The most comprehensive set of precipitation data collected by NASA is now available to the public.

El Nino Watch: 6 Months and Still Counting

El Niño, which has been anticipated to form since March, has yet to arrive but is still expected.

Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

Landscape changes in the warming Sierra Nevada may have major impacts on California’s economy.

Warming in Europe Raises Risks of Tropical Diseases

As temperatures rise in Europe, researchers warn of the increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

Pests Pose Increasing Risk to Food Security

In a world with ever more competition for food, pests may pose the biggest threat.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

Climate Change Ups Odds of a Southwest Megadrought

A new study shows that climate change is increasing the odds of long-term drought in the Southwest.

Picture This: Awesome Auroras and Triple Rainbows

Colors abound in this week's weather photo roundup, with a triple rainbow and glowing rains over Yosemite.

What Global Warming Might Mean for Extreme Snowfalls

While warming is expected to reduce average snowfalls, it may have less of an impact on extreme snowfalls.

Crowdsourced Photos Provide Drought Snapshots

Anyone can contribute to a growing database of photos that show the state of drought across the U.S.

Visualize It: Old Weather Data Feeds New Climate Models

Old weather records are providing valuable data for scientists and fodder for stunning visualizations.

Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?

Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.

The Jargonaut: What’s a Rossby Wave?

An explanation of what a Rossby wave is and how it could be messing with U.S. weather patterns.

Depths of Atlantic May Hold Key to Global Warming Hiatus

Excess heat is being stored deep in the Atlantic and Southern oceans – not Pacific as previously thought.

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Like Ice Melting in a Glass An interactive analogy showing just how fast Arctic sea ice has been thinning