News Impacts

Snow Drought? Wimpy Winter Weather Across U.S.

  • Published: Jan 5th, 2012

While some may be cheering the lack of snow as welcome relief, the widespread shortage of it spells trouble for the ski industry.

Climate Change May Boost a Lethal Disease

  • Published: Nov 29th, 2011

The newly discovered virus Hendra has roared fully into life with more outbreaks in 2011 than in the 16 previous years.

Ecologists Embark on a Nationwide Quest to Measure America’s Ecological Health

  • Published: Nov 28th, 2011

A massive new research project will soon be underway, with the goal of measuring the ecological consequences of global warming.

Extreme Measures: The Push to Make Climate Research Relevant

  • Published: Nov 2nd, 2011

As policymakers call for better information, scientists are scrambling to understand the link between increasing emissions and natural disasters.

Global Warming May Worsen Effects of El Niño, La Niña Events

  • Published: Oct 12th, 2011

A new study on El Niño and La Niña doesn't bode well - and you don't have to know what those terms mean to understand why.

Sea Level Rise to Put the “Squeeze” on Coastal Georgia

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2011

Georgia’s 100-mile coastline has waxed and waned with changing sea levels for thousands of years, surviving by shifting miles in the process. And it's doing so once more.

Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2011

In the short run, there is good news about Colorado River Basin water supplies, but climate change and increasing water demand point to long-term problems.

Montana Oil Spill Illustrates Climate-Related Risks to Pipelines, Experts Say

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2011

As oil spill cleanup continues along Montana's Yellowstone River, climate science reports show increasing risks of similar pipeline accidents from flooding.