Climate & Climate Change

Map of ocean oxygen trend
May 11, 2017
A new analysis has found that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water – an important measure of ocean health – has been declining for more than 20 years.
The headwaters of the Rio Grande River
May 11, 2017
Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years.
Constructing roads for climate: flooded road in Texas
April 20, 2017
When engineers design roads, bridges, and other types of transportation infrastructure, they need to account for changing weather patterns.
Upper-atmospheric wave pattern linked to California droughts, floods: detail of wavenumber-5 pattern
April 06, 2017
The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.

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