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The Good and Bad Climate News from Permafrost Melt

Nearly half of the carbon that's eroding from melting Arctic permafrost is ending up in the atmosphere.

Calif. Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

California is planning the nation's most elaborate database of local and statewide sea level rise adaptation efforts.

The International Space Station’s New Climate Mission

For the first time, NASA will use the International Space Station for weather and climate modeling.

Another Year, Another Record High for Greenhouse Gases

The WMO's annual greenhouse gas emissions report shows that they hit record levels in 2013.

New Global ‘Roadmap’ Shows Where to Put Future Roads

Roads can disrupt the natural world, but new research lays out how to help the two coexist.

Fall Temperature Trends

The big picture is clear: Overall, fall is warming across the U.S, 0.46F per decade since 1970.

Fall Precipitation Trends

Fall precipitation has changed since the early 1970s, but unlike fall temperatures, the changes form more of a patchwork story.

El Nino Watch: 6 Months and Still Counting

El Niño, which has been anticipated to form since March, has yet to arrive but is still expected.

Climate Change Ups Odds of a Southwest Megadrought

A new study shows that climate change is increasing the odds of long-term drought in the Southwest.

See How This Summer’s Temperatures Stack Up

Summer's nearly over, so here's a look at how temps this year stack up against the historical record.

Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?

Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.

6 Degrees: Urban Heat, Miami’s Woes & Record Temps

The week that was features the latest on urban heats islands, Miami's sea level woes and more.

Epic Drought in West is Literally Moving Mountains

Drought in the West is causing the land to rise as water loss lifts a massive weight from the earth, a study shows.

Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking U.S. Cities

Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas.

Here’s How Arctic Sea Ice Could Shrink Even More

Waves are building in the Arctic Ocean, and they could hasten sea ice's downward spiral.

How Climate Friendly is Bike Sharing? It’s Complicated

There's a lot scientists don't know about how bike sharing programs encourage less driving.

Humans to Blame for Much of Recent Glacier Melt

Most of the glacier melt that has occurred in recent decades can be attributed to manmade global warming.

Expanding Existing Farmland Would Benefit Climate

Study shows expanding farmland may be better for the climate than cutting down forests for new farmland.

What Climate Change in the Rockies Means for its Water

A new report on climate change and water supplies in Colorado could be a warning for other Western states.

California Has Hottest Start to Year While Midwest Chills

California has had its hottest first seven months of the year, crushing the previous record.

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Fall Precipitation Trends Fall precip has changed since the early 1970s, but unlike fall temperatures, the changes form more of a patchwork story.