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In Sarasota, Businesses Take Small Steps to Confront Climate Risks

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2011

Aware of the risks of hurricanes and sea level rise, study finds business owners in Sarasota, Fla. still aren't taking key steps to plan.

Sea Level Rise Brings Added Risks to Coastal Nuclear Plants

  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2011

Sea level rise will exacerbate storm surge flooding, scientists say, which means more severe "worst-case scenarios" for plants like Florida's Turkey Point.

Widespread Spring Flooding Likely, NOAA says

  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011

The spring outlook calls for extensive flooding across the northern tier of the country, while drought lingers across the South.

January Was Cooler and Drier Than Average Across the US

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011

The result of a mix of La Nina and other climate cycles, the U.S. experienced a colder and drier than average January.

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.

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.

What Role Might Climate Change Have Played in the Recent East Coast Deluge?

  • Published: Oct 2nd, 2010

Heavy rains shattered records at the end of September, and climate research shows such extreme precipitation events are becoming more common.

Climate Clippings: Storm Barriers, Wind Potential and King Coal’s Stumble

  • Published: Sep 27th, 2010

A test of Rotterdam's defenses, a new look at U.S. offshore wind potential, and King Coal takes a tumble.