News Projections

Texas Wildfires Continue to Rage Amidst Historic Drought Conditions

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

An historic drought is stoking major wildfires in Texas, raising questions about whether climate change is playing a role.

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.

How Will Continuing Civil Unrest in the Middle East Affect Gas Prices in the US?

  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2011

Gas prices are rising in response to airstrikes against the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi, and continuing civil unrest in other parts of the oil-rich Middle East.

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.

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.

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.

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.