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We Couldn’t Monitor Larsen C Without These Satellites

The Sentinel-1 satellites are crucial to watching not just the Larsen C rift but changes at both poles.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

Climate change may be altering the characteristics and impacts of drought across the U.S.

It’s So Hot in Phoenix, Planes Can’t Take Off

Planes have been grounded in Phoenix as life-threatening heat descends across the Southwest.

Desert Basins Could Hold ‘Missing’ Carbon Sinks

Deserts across the globe may contain some of the world’s “missing” carbon sinks.

Half of World Could See Deadly Heat Waves By 2100

Deadly heat waves could impact half to 75 percent of the world's population if greenhouse gases aren't curtailed.

Houston Fears Warming Will Cause Catastrophic Flooding

The Texas metropolis has more casualties and property loss from floods than any other locality in the U.S.

Scientists Saw a Nearly Unheard of Antarctic Meltdown

A Texas-sized chunk of Antarctica went into meltdown last year raising concerns about the future.

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

The number of large wildfires burning up swaths of the Great Plains rose 350 percent during 30 years.

May Continues a Ridiculous Warm Streak for the Planet

New NASA data shows this May was the second-hottest May on record.

More Hot Days Across the U.S.

See the trend in hot days in these U.S. cities.

Small Change in Average, Big Change in Extremes

A small increase in average temperature leads to a big increase in extreme heat.

Days Above 100°F: Projections

This is how hot the United States could be in the future.

Rare Floods to Become the Norm If Emissions Aren’t Cut

A new study finds a sharp increase in the risk of frequent flooding events in coastal areas in the U.S.

India’s Punishing Heat Waves More Deadly With Warming

Even the modest rise in global temperatures to date have made India's already sweltering heat waves deadlier.

Dead Zones: Warming Oceans Hold Less Oxygen

Warming waters are decreasing oxygen in the oceans, creating dead zones for marine plants and animals.

As CO2 Goes Up, Ocean Health Goes Down

Excessive carbon emissions are worsening the ocean's health.

New York Boardwalk Shows Climate Adaptation Costs

Beachgoers are flip-flopping along a rebuilt boardwalk that reflects a coastal reimagination underway.

Trump’s Base the Big Winner from Paris Withdrawal

Trump’s decision to quit the Paris agreement handed a symbolic victory to his nationalist supporters.

Warming Could Push Earth’s Rains Northward

Rain belts could be pushed northward as the Northern Hemisphere warms faster than the Southern Hemisphere.

Summers Are Getting Hotter

Summers are getting hotter across most of the country.

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Globally, 2017 on Track to Be Second Hottest Year Globally, 2017 is trending as the second hottest year on record, only behind 2016.

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