Permafrost Timebomb

  • Published: Feb 18th, 2011

As the Arctic melts, the ground may release half again as much carbon dioxide as humans have created through fossil-fuel burning in the past few hundred years.

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.

The Year the Arctic Shifted South

  • Published: Feb 7th, 2011

This winter has featured unusually cold and snowy conditions in the Lower-48 states, with much milder than average conditions in the Arctic.

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

  • Published: Jan 20th, 2011

A new study says that melting snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere is causing more warming than computer models predicted.

The Great Water Heist

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Desert dust blown onto the West’s mountains causes snow to melt prematurely, costing the Colorado River five percent of its annual flow.

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Climate research offers little reason to believe that the snowy start to the year in the Colorado Basin is a harbinger of wetter times to come.

Running Toward Empty?

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.

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.