Policy & Society

Birds gather at a flooded spot in a North Dakota roadway.
March 10, 2011
Like a creature from a hydrologic horror flick, Devils Lake, North Dakota, has been expanding off and on for 70 years, most dramatically from the mid-1990s onward. Some of its tendrils have blocked rail lines and roadways for years.
March 02, 2011
New research indicates that a regional nuclear war would deplete Earth’s protective ozone layer so profoundly that levels of ultraviolet radiation across the world would exceed levels now considered extreme.
February 23, 2011
A case study from NCAR looks at how coastal residents assessed their risks and made decisions leading up to Hurricane Ike.
January 18, 2011
Geoengineering our climate system to ward off the effects of global warming may end up cooling the tropics to below present-day levels.
David Levin (NOVA) and Tim Lim (NCAR) at VORTEX2 field project
November 15, 2010
As president of the American Meteorological Society, Margaret LeMone pondered communication-related issues for the 2011 annual meeting of the AMS.

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