Just Published

August 15, 2012
In some areas, heat from urban development could outpace warming due to greenhouse gases.
July 26, 2012
Even if climate mitigation efforts succeed, current warming trends commit us to centuries of sea level rise.
July 18, 2012
A new meta-analysis highlights the shortcomings of vulnerability studies and points to a more integrative way forward.
July 11, 2012
Sulfate gases emitted by the Nabro volcano boosted stratospheric particles and gas across the entire Northern Hemisphere in 2011.
Rows of wind turbines
July 11, 2012
A new forecasting tool boosts the detail and accuracy of short-term wind forecasts, offering another way to increase the efficiency of wind energy production.
July 06, 2012
Cooler and drier air injected into a hurricane can put the brakes on its growth. Scientists are learning more about how this process works and how forecasters can watch for it.
Nuclear power plants in Japan, 2011
April 16, 2012
After an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, on March 11, 2011, an unknown quantity of radioactive material was released into the surrounding air and sea.
March 28, 2012
Burning fossil fuels has led to a warmer, moister atmosphere and a shifting background for extreme weather and climate events, according to a study that analyzes noteworthy weather events from the last two years.
March 01, 2012
A new study finds that extremely warm summers are not only occurring more frequently in the contiguous United States, but are likely to become normal by mid-century.
February 28, 2012
A new study that provides the first comprehensive satellite analysis of Earth’s melting glaciers and ice caps has grave implications for sea level rise.

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