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Weather Extremes: Snow and Ice

Higher temperatures lead to the melting of snow and ice.

Sublette on Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent

Here's how Arctic sea ice may impact weather patterns.

These U.S. Cities Are Getting More (and Less) Snow

There were some unusual highs and lows to snowfall totals across the U.S. this winter. Take a look at the long-term trends in total snow for m…

Western Snowpack Trends

Western spring snowpack has been below normal six of the past seven years, meaning less water during the traditionally dry summer months.…

The Economic Impacts of Craft Beer

Small breweries are economic drivers in statewide economies, and climate change affects the beer they brew. Here’s where it counts the most.…

Fruit Trees Need Winter Chill for Spring Growth

Milder, shorter winters from climate change are messing with fruit trees’ winter rest cycle, potentially reducing production and impacting l…

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate storie…

North American Snow Cover on the Decline

As the world warms, snow cover in North America is on the decline.

Here’s Where Winters Are Warming the Most

The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S…

Lake Effect Snow Season is Shifting and Contracting

Watch how lake effect snow is expected to change in the coming decades.

Less Lake Ice, More Potential Lake Effect Snow

Climate change is warming the Great Lakes, meaning more lake effect snow — for now.

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

Shrinking Arctic sea ice is increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world.

These Are the Crazy Climate Records from 2016 You Haven’t Heard Much About

You've heard that 2016 was record hot, but here are some other notable climate records you might not have heard before.

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at This Gorgeous Larsen C Satellite Image

NASA has published new satellite imagery that reveals new details about the Larsen C iceberg.

Despite Summer Snow, Greenland Is Still Melting

Snowy conditions have stymied summer melt on Greenland this year, but the vast ice sheet is still losing ice.

How Distant Winds May Be Causing Antarctic Meltdown

Changes in winds blowing in East Antarctica may be driving ice melt thousands of miles away.

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

With weeks left in the melt season, Arctic sea ice area is already below the annual low of the 1980s.

The Larsen C Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

It's been less than a week, but the Larsen C ice shelf and the iceberg it calved are already changing.

Arctic Heat Is Becoming More Common and Persistent

Rising background temperatures are conspiring to make Arctic winter warm waves more common and persistent.

These Images Show Just How Big the Larsen C Iceberg Is

It's hard to imagine the Larsen C iceberg. These images help make it clear how massive it is.

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Winter Winter view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking

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