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Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

Coastal flooding is likely to become a much more regular occurrence by mid-century as sea levels rise.

Persistent Warming Driving Big Arctic Changes

Long-term trends continue to paint a picture of rapid change throughout the Arctic region.

Acidic Oceans Could Quiet Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification could silence the fish and crustaceans that call coral reefs their home.

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Shifts Could Speed Melt

Two new findings show how Greenland could be melting from the bottom up.

6 Degrees: Lima, Deadly Heat, Flood Maps & More

Updates from Lima, the skinny on drought, and new research on sea level, hurricanes, energy and more.

Warm Ocean Waters Boosting Typhoons, Record Heat

The same warm waters fueling top-strength typhoons this year are boosting global temperatures.

NOAA: Climate Change Did Not Cause Calif. Drought

A new NOAA study shows that natural variability could be the cause of the devastating California drought.

How Scientists Unraveled the El Nino Mystery

ENSO predictions have come a long way since the 1990s, but there’s plenty of work left to do

6 Degrees: Warming Rates, Robots, Heating Costs & More

From warming rates to robotic floats, stay current on climate with the top news of the week.

Warm Water Invasion Is Fueling Striking Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica's glaciers are being melted by warm water seeping in from below, posing a threat to sea levels.

Giving Climate Pact Legal Teeth Could Make It Toothless

American political dysfunction could keep legally binding rules out of the next climate pact.

CO2 Takes Just 10 Years to Reach Planet’s Peak Heat

CO2 emissions warm the planet faster than previously thought, and their impacts linger for centuries.

Robotic Floats Will Reveal Southern Ocean’s Mysteries

Robots will help scientists understand climate change in one of the planet's harshest environments.

What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

Negotiators are about to gather in Lima to thrash out the details of the first post-Kyoto climate treaty.

6 Degrees: 2014 Records, Snowvember, CO2 and More

This week in climate news features lake effect snow, a year of record heat, cool animations & more.

40 Years of Scratching Reveals Ocean Acidification Data

Scientists now have a benchmark for ocean acidification to measure future changes against.

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

Americans are starting to prepare for the staggering amounts of future sea level rise forecast. But only barely.

El Niño’s Winter Impacts

A look at how El Niño influences global weather patterns.

Jersey Retreating From Rivers, But Not Coast, After Sandy

A $300 million program is helping New Jersey retreat from inland river regions, but not the coast.

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

IPCC analysis of climate change has painted an ugly picture, but it also offers hope and guidance.

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Mountain Snowmelt and Fire Recently, in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

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