News Impacts

Flood Warnings at Risk as Cuts to Critical Gauges Loom

  • Published: Feb 10th, 2012

Cuts to the USGS stream gauge network threaten to undermine the accuracy of flood forecasts and warnings, officials say.

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

  • Published: Feb 1st, 2012

Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

  • Published: Jan 31st, 2012

If reservoir levels don't rise in the coming months, water managers will be forced to withhold water from agricultural users, which will mean severe cuts to Texas rice production this year.

Defense Fund Helps Scientists Targeted by Lawsuits

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2012

An increasing number of lawsuits against climate scientists has created a need for the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund.

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

  • Published: Jan 26th, 2012

Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?

Feds Worry U.S. isn’t Ready for Severe Weather

  • Published: Jan 25th, 2012

Severe weather took a large toll on life and property in the U.S. last year, partly because people didn't trust or understand weather forecasters.

2011 Was At Least 11th Warmest Year On Record

  • Published: Jan 19th, 2012

2011 was the 11th warmest year on record globally, and the warmest La Nina year ever observed.

Groundbreaking New Study Shows How to Reduce Near-Term Global Warming

  • Published: Jan 12th, 2012

A groundbreaking new study illustrates the major near-term benefits to reducing short-lived climate forcers like methane and soot