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Revised Figures Show Federal Economists Understate the Cost of Climate Impacts

  • Published: Jan 26th, 2011

Revised data from a key economic model used by federal agencies shows the costs of climate change impacts could be twice as high as estimated.

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2011

A new study says that melting snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere is causing more warming than computer models predicted.

The Great Water Heist

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Desert dust blown onto the West’s mountains causes snow to melt prematurely, costing the Colorado River five percent of its annual flow.

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Climate research offers little reason to believe that the snowy start to the year in the Colorado Basin is a harbinger of wetter times to come.

Running Toward Empty?

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.

It’s Official: 2010 in a Statistical Tie for Warmest Year On Record

  • Published: Jan 12th, 2011

Both NOAA and NASA reported today that 2010 tied with 2005 for the title of warmest year on record.

US Not On Track To Meet Renewable Fuel Targets, Study Says

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2011

Having reached an ethanol consumption limit, the US needs to develop alternative biofuels, study says.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

  • Published: Jan 5th, 2011

Arctic sea ice extent hit a new low for the month of December as the Arctic stayed unusually warm.