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6 Degrees: Rising Seas, Shrinking Goats & Zombie Ice

This year breaks heat records, the drought hangs on, goats get smaller and more in this week’s climate news.

Picture This: Wavy Clouds & A Gnarly Nor’easter

A rare type of cloud and the sediment stirred up by Hurricane Gonzalo are among this week's highlights.

One of Sao Paulo’s Biggest Reservoirs Is Nearly Dry

Drought is taking its toll on the water system that quenches the thirst of Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo.

What Will Winter Hold for Drought-Plagued California?

El Nino probably won't bring California drought-busting winter rains, but the news may not be all bad.

San Francisco Rising to Threat of Swelling Seas

A new checklist will help San Francisco protect $25 billion worth of infrastructure from rising seas.

Polar Vortex Spiked U.S. CO2 Emissions in 2013

The polar vortex spurred a spike in CO2 emissions in 2013 as people cranked up their heat last winter.

Zombie Glacier Surprises Scientists

Discovery of a semi-lifeless glacier in southeastern Iceland creates a new zombie class of frozen rivers of water.

El Niño Brings Floods, Risks — and Opportunities

El Niño ups the odds of flooding in some spots, but that information could provide opportunities.

Hot News: 2014 On Track to Become Warmest Year

The "odds are good" that 2014 will be the warmest year in the books, fueled by record ocean warmth.

6 Degrees: Security Risks, Tornadoes and Earthquakes

A new climate report from the Pentagon, tornado trends, earthquakes and more in this week's top climate news.

Picture This: Seasonal Rainbows & A Monster Hurricane

Hurricane Gonzalo was an imposing site in images, while the sun cast a shadow across a cold front.

Jack Frost Not Exactly Nipping at Your Nose

The frost-free season is growing longer across the U.S. overall. Check the trend in your city.

Tornado Days Decreasing, but Number Per Day Rising

Tornadoes are seeming to cluster together so that there are fewer days with tornadoes, but more tornadoes on the days that do have them.…

Winter Unlikely to See Repeat of Frigid Polar Vortex

The bouts of polar vortex incursions that happened last winter are unlikely this year, NOAA says.

What’s Behind Recent Flurry of Hurricane Activity?

A flurry of hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin is linked to a phenomenon called the MJO.

Calif. Heads for Warmest Year As Drought Hangs On

Despite a wet September out West, drought is still a major concern as heat continues to bake the region.

Pentagon: Climate Change Poses ‘Immediate Risks’

The Pentagon's new climate plan shows how the agency plans to address the impacts of global warming.

Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice is Flooding ‘Warning Bell’

Expansion of Antarctic sea ice heralds ocean changes that could trap heat and accelerate ice sheet melting.

Warming Endangers a Crucial Yellowstone Tree

Climate change is a major driver in the precipitous decline of a key Yellowstone tree species.

Fish Fail to Adapt to Rising CO2 Levels: Study

Rising CO2 levels could spell disaster for certain fish species according to recent research.

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CO2 Storage Areas The United States has many areas where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage

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