July 25, 2014
The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global yields of corn and wheat because of warming temperatures.
Crops and climate change: Wheat ripens in a California field
July 15, 2014
Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations this summer are using aircraft, ground-based sensors, computer models, and other tools to track the origins of summertime ozone, a significant health threat.
Assessing air quality from above: NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft in flight

The dramatic increase in earthquakes in central Oklahoma, since 2009, is likely attributable to subsurface wastewater injection at a handful of wastewater disposal wells.

Subsurface wastewater injection at wastewater disposal well.

Video games have the potential to educate the public and encourage development of creative solutions to social, economic and environmental problems.

Video game controllers
July 23, 2014 | Scientists have found that internal variability can make one season twice as active as another, even when large-scale hurricane-shaping elements are unchanged. The research suggests that seasonal hurricane forecasts could be improved by conveying the amount of unavoidable uncertainty in the outlook.
June 25, 2014 | California will likely experience more large fires in forested areas this century because of rising temperatures and changes in precipitation along with development patterns, new research finds. The resulting increase in wildfire activity could increase some types of fire-generated air pollution by more than half.
Pollution, fires, warming west: A fire burns on Camp Pendleton, California
Bob Henson • March 27, 2014 | At some point in a typical winter, almost half of the entire Northern Hemisphere’s land area is plastered with snow cover.
Early snowmelt risk: Photo of daffodils amid late-winter snow in West Virginia
Bob Henson • March 5, 2014 | Even as frigid air kept parts of the Midwest and Northeast in a headlock, the remarkable meteorological winter of 2013–14 ended on Friday.
Plowing snow in New Hampshire: How do cold winters and climate change intersect?