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To Say ‘Deep Water’ is a Great Read is Selling it Short

The search for ancient shorelines is at the core of 'Deep Water,' a terrific new e-book by veteran journalist Dan Grossman.

Global Warming Good for Biodiversity? Only at a Big Cost

New study says there's more biodiversity in a warmer world, but only after wiping out many existing species.

Summer of 2012 Is Hottest on Record For Many in U.S.

New data shows that the summer of 2012 was one of the hottest on record in many places across the U.S.

Extreme Weather Can’t ‘Surprise’ Insurance Companies

Severe weather has been clobbering insurance companies, and the headlines just keep coming.

Yes, Summers in the U.S. Really Are Getting Warmer

A new NASA animation shows how the disparity of record highs in the U.S. vs. record lows has grown since the 1970s.

NASA Drones to Spy on Hurricanes, Storm Intensity

NASA will begin sending drones into the teeth of oncoming storms to get a better handle on hurricane intensity evolution.

Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

Ranchers out West are being forced to move their cattle eastward in order to escape extreme drought conditions.

Scientists Warn of a World Forced into Vegetarianism

Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050.

Italians Pack Speedos as Dolomites See Soaring Temps

As Italy sweats through a hot summer, climbers reaching 8,200 feet have been plunging into the usually frigid glacial lake.

Image of the Day: Denmark’s Pioneer Perspective on Wind

Denmark already holds the world record for electricity consumed that comes from wind and still has plans for more.

Raging Fire Season Highlights Human Cost of Firefighting

As more blazes rage across the West, firefighters’ lives are increasingly placed at risk.

Encroaching Seas Pit Parking Against Preservation

As federal managers adapt to rising sea levels, parking is key for a popular barrier island beach off Virginia's coast.

Image of the Day: Lingering Night-Shining Clouds

These night-shining clouds made of tiny ice particles are so high up they're still illuminated by the Sun long after sunset.

Isaac Fades, but Odds of Hurricane Disaster Loom

Isaac was no Katrina, and Leslie and Kirk pose no threat, but that doesn’t mean we should stop worrying about hurricanes.

Image of the Day: Hurricane Isaac by Moonlight

A satellite image from NASA captured an ominous-looking Hurricane Isaac as it approached the Gulf Coast.

Report: Lack of Sunspots Trigger Frigid Winters in Europe

A new report shows the link between the 11-year sunspot cycle and colder winters in Central Europe.

Isaac Will Lessen Drought, but Only in Some Places

New Drought Monitor shows little change from previous week, & while Isaac's rainfall will change that, it won't end the drought.

Isaac Weakens, But the Danger is Far From Over

As of Thursday, forecasters still warning of dangerous flooding from the additional rain likely to fall in the Lower Mississippi Valley.…

Image of the Day: Perilous Plight of Adélies Penguins

With average temps in the Antarctic rising and sea ice diminishing, Adélies penguin populations are dwindling.

Heidi Cullen Joins Lateline to Discuss Record Sea Ice Melt

Heidi Cullen joins Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline to discuss the worrying new data on arctic sea ice melt.


Montana Average March Temperature Average March air temperatures in Montana from 1950 to the present.