News Impacts

Climate Change Places Unique Demands on US Naval Forces, Report Says

  • Published: Mar 11th, 2011

Climate change is a national security concern that needs to be taken into account by U.S. maritime forces, a new report finds.

New Biofuel Crops Could Offer a Climate Advantage for the Midwest

  • Published: Mar 10th, 2011

In Illinois, researchers are looking for America's next crop of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster energy security.

NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011

A new study finds that primarily natural causes led to last summer's soaring temperatures in Russia, but similar events are becoming more likely.

Study Finds Ice Sheets Becoming Dominant Contributor to Sea Level Rise

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011

A new study finds the rate at which the massive ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting has been accelerating during the past two decades.

East Antarctic Ice Sheet: Freezing From the Bottom Up

  • Published: Mar 3rd, 2011

Scientists are surprised to learn that the planet's biggest ice sheet is growing from the bottom up as well as the top down.

The Big Chill in the Bering Sea

  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011

While the world warms as a whole, the Bering Sea has cooled recently. What's happening in the waters off Alaska?

In The Curve: Monitoring Rising Carbon Emissions

  • Published: Feb 28th, 2011

How we know carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing — and it's our bad.

Sniffle, Snort, Achoo! Allergy Season is Extending, Scientists Find.

  • Published: Feb 21st, 2011

Pollen season is lengthening in proportion to warming observed in North America: An extra two weeks, on average, across Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Minnesota.