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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.

The Future of Mountain Glaciers Is Bleak

New research looks at how global warming will affect individual glaciers in Western Canada.

Satellite Images Show Scope of Calif.’s Record Low Snow

NASA satellites show California's abysmal snowpack that's prompting drought and water concerns.

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

Antarctica’s Record High Temp Bodes Ill for Ice

The Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth, recorded a new record high.

Antarctica’s Icy ‘Doorstops’ Thin; Rising Seas At Risk

Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, and at an increasing rate, which bodes ill for potential sea level rise.

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Winter Peak

Arctic sea ice has reached its annual winter peak, which was a record low for the satellite era.

Arctic Sea Ice Dwindling Toward Record Winter Low

Winter is when Arctic sea ice reaches its peak extent, but this year it could set a record seasonal low.

Artificial Glaciers in India Help Drought-Hit Villages

Engineers built artificial glaciers to help Ladakh villagers in the Indian Himalayas adapt to climate change.

How Did Your City Fare This Winter?

The hot West, cold East divide continued for a second winter, but heat was the bigger story this year.

Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster

Sea ice is not just shrinking in the Arctic, it's also thinning, and potentially more rapidly than previously thought.

NASA Satellites Show Rain In Detail Like Never Before

NASA released new precipitation data that could revolutionize climate and weather forecasting.

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Octobers Are Getting Warmer Across the U.S. Even with the big swings of Halloween weather from year to year, Octobers are warming across the U.S.

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