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As Arctic Melt Season Nears Finish Line, Researchers Look to Distant Past for Perspective

As the Arctic sea ice melt season ends, scientists say ice cover hasn't been this low for "at least the last few thousand years."

Does More CO2 Mean More Poison Ivy?

Adding carbon dioxide to the air may help poison ivy grow, studies show. But the projections are not quite as itchy as they may first appear.…

Climate in Context: Can Wildfires Worsen Climate Change? Hermine Soaks Texas, Igor Lurks in Atlantic

A new study says that massive clouds of smoke from forest fires can vault pollutants into the stratosphere; Atlantic hurricane season stays ac…

Climate in Context: Arctic Sea Ice Melt Season Winding Down; Irrigating the Climate

The 2010 Arctic sea ice melt season has about two weeks to go, with ice extent currently the third lowest since 1979...

Record Warm Ocean Waters Aiding Atlantic Hurricanes This Season

Hurricane Earl was the third strongest hurricane ever observed so far north in the Atlantic, a milestone clearly related to unusually warm oce…

A Tale of Two Coasts

Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.

Clouds & Climate: A Key Mystery for Researchers

YALE E360 - As climate scientists wrestle with the complexities of how the planet will react to rising greenhouse-gas levels, no variable is m…

Adapting Miami to Climate Change

Some in Florida who lived through Katrina now are preparing for climate change-related disasters they fear could be more damaging than a hurri…

Climate in Context: August 25, 2010

Study shows a major flaw in geoengineering proposals; Climate Central on "Colbert Report" tonight; new take on Russian heat wave and climate c…

Climate in Context: August 24, 2010

La Nina to stick around a while; study finds no clear link between climate change and disaster losses; hurricane season heats up.

Pushing the Envelope of Climate Science ‘Attribution Studies’

In the wake of a wild summer, climate scientists are seeking to improve their understanding of links between climate change and extreme weathe…

Climate in Context: August 19, 2010

Antarctic sea ice may decline by end of century; floods in Pakistan continue; and a new version of a popular climate model is unveiled.

Climate in Context: August 18, 2010

Arctic sea ice continues anemic rebound from 2007 record low; new heat wave study will leave you sweating; and a Senate candidate says manmade…

Climate in Context: August 17, 2010

A coal ash story that is hard not to be affected by; study points to irrigation canals as a weather modification mechanism; and a review of se…

Why Can’t Scientists Say the Recent Extreme Weather Events Are ‘Proof’ of Climate Change?

The extreme weather events we are seeing today, such as flooding in Pakistan and the Russian heat wave, are theoretically possible with or wit…

A Colorful Climate-Hurricane Link

New study suggests that a climate change-related decline in phytoplankton populations could reduce the risk of hurricanes.

Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

Heat Records Broken in 17 Countries So Far This Year

More countries have set new record high temperatures this year than during any other year since instrumental records began.

Connecting the Dots Between Russian Heat Wave and Asian Floods

The epic Russian heat wave, deadly flooding in Pakistan, and climate change may be related, but exactly how is unclear.

Unique View of Russian Wildfires

New satellite image depicts the scope of impacts from Russian wildfires, which are associated with a record-breaking heat wave gripping large…

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Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees Present vs. projected August days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit

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