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Dire Climate Warning Raises Questions, Not Answers

NASA's former climate chief sounds the sea level rise alarm, but the findings aren't wholly conclusive.

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Rebounds, But Not Recovering

Arctic sea ice volume rebounded after the cool summer of 2013, but that doesn't mean it's recovering.

Russia, U.S. Sign Fishing Ban in Arctic as Sea Ice Melts

The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement to bar their fishing fleets from the Arctic.

4 Takeaways from the Annual Climate Review

The annual State of the Climate report shows how 2014 broke all kinds of warming records.

Two Maps Show Greenland’s Sudden Melt Season Onset

Greenland's melt season started slow but is suddenly speeding up due to warm weather and dark ice.

2015 Arctic Sea Ice: How Low Will It Go?

Scientists say the Arctic Sea ice extent in 2015 is likely to be among the lowest on record.

Alaska’s Glaciers Seen as Major Source of Sea Level Rise

Researchers say Alaska's inland glaciers account for 95 percent of glacial mass loss due to climate-driven melting.

Study Suggests Key Role for Warming in Extreme Weather

Researchers advocate a new approach to searching for the fingerprints of warming in extreme weather.

U.S. Weather in 16 Prize-Winning Images

The Smoky Mountains and a stormy night sky were among the images NOAA singled out as the best.

Climate Change Could Melt Everest Region’s Glaciers

Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks could lose nearly all their glaciers by 2100 says new study.

The ABCs of Antarctic Ice Shelf Melting

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, the size of Scotland, is thinning from above and below.

The Surprising Link Between Fjords and Carbon

Deep ocean inlets account for about 11 percent of the carbon locked away in marine sediments each year.

New NASA Satellite Gets the Dirt on Soil Moisture

NASA's SMAP satellite has sent back the first global look at soil moisture, a key drought indicator.

Scientists Turn to Drones For Closer Look at Sea Ice

A Columbia University oceanographer calls on drones to help study ice melt.

Major Changes Loom in Arctic as U.S. Leads Council

The U.S. is poised to take over the Arctic Council as major changes loom for the region.

Arctic Research Vessel Set Adrift to Study Sea Ice Decline

Scientists investigate why sea ice is retreating faster than expected as cover falls to new low.

New Studies Reveal Climate Extremes From Fire to Ice

Two new studies show how drastically CO2 has affected Earth's climate in the distant past.

Three Ways The West Can Adapt To Drought

As temperatures rise, droughts will worsen across the American West. Here's how to adapt.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

Thawing Permafrost Will ‘Seep, Not Explode’ CO2

Carbon emissions from thawing permafrost won't be catastrophic, but they won't be negligible either.

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More U.S. Downpours Nationwide, the number of days with the most intense precipitation continues to climb.

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