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Budget Cuts May Degrade Weather, Climate Forecasting

The across-the-board spending cuts known as the "sequester" will add to delays in weather satellite programs.

Climate Change Is Cutting Humans’ Work Capacity

Climate change has reduced humanity’s ability to work by making the planet hotter and more humid.

Himalayan Farmers Coping with an Uncertain Future

Scientists say changes in climate are more evident in the Himalayan region than in most other areas of the planet.

Time Is Running Out to Avert a Third Summer of Drought

Time is running out to avert a third summer of drought in much of the High Plains, West and Southwest.

Snowstorm Headed For Heart of Drought Region

A strong storm will bring much-needed precipitation to drought-stricken areas of the West and Plains.

NASA Probes Show ‘Alarming’ Water Loss in Middle East

Parts of the Middle East are losing groundwater reserves at “an alarming rate,” according to a new analysis.

The Top 10 Hardest-Hit States for Crop Damage

A state-by-state interactive puts the impact of the 2012 U.S. drought in perspective.

Ex-IPCC Head: Prepare for 5°C Warmer World

Former chair of the IPCC says global average temperatures could reach 5°C above their pre-industrial level.

Looking for Love as the Climate Heats Up

Due to a warming climate, southern & northern species mate, muddying gene pools & conservation efforts.

Tigers in Mangrove Forest Face Climate Change Threat

Report shows vast forest, shared by India and Bangladesh, is being rapidly destroyed by environmental change.

Climate Change a Bigger Extinction Threat than Asteroids

Friday's asteroid strike in Russia reminds us that something else from above -- climate change -- poses a bigger threat to extinction.

Good News, Bad News Continues for Drought Across U.S.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor brought good news and bad news for different regions of the U.S.

NOAA: February 2012 to January 2013 Warmest on Record

January was warmer and wetter than average in the contiguous U.S., despite the persistent drought in the nation's heartland.

NWS Confirms Sandy Was Not a Hurricane At Landfall

A new report re-affirms the initial decision to classify Hurricane Sandy as a Post-Tropical Cyclone at Landfall.

East Coast Faces Rising Seas From Slowing Gulf Stream

New study shows that global warming is slowing the flow of the Gulf Stream, which will trigger sea level rise.

Rich Moisture Feed Helped Blizzard Bury Northeast

Data shows unusual amount of atmospheric moisture helped cause the blizzard's stunning snow totals.

Canadian Doctors Urged to Fight Climate Change

Canada's doctors are urged to become more vocal in demanding action against climate change.

NASA to Launch New Earth-Observing Satellite

NASA is preparing to launch Landsat 8 to continue a 40-year record of images of Earth's surface.

Blizzard Buries New England, Breaks Snowfall Records

New England is digging out after a historic blizzard knocked out power, and broke snowfall records.

Drought to Last Through April; Southwest May Improve

New seasonal drought outlook calls for drought to persist in areas that have suffered the most over the past year.


Record Highs vs. Record Lows - Current Cold Stretch in Perspective Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.