News Extremes

Old Weather is Shedding New Light on Climate

  • Published: Feb 4th, 2011

Using an immense collection of historical weather data, researchers have modeled weather around the globe going as far back as 1871.

Deadly Floods in Pakistan Were “Predictable,” Study Says

  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

A new study shows the devastating Pakistan floods could have been anticipated if a forecasting network had been in place.

Can We Trust Climate Models? Increasingly, The Answer is ‘Yes’

  • Published: Jan 31st, 2011

Scientists are becoming more adept at projecting climate conditions using advances in computer modeling techniques.

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.

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.