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President's Open Data Initiative: Graphic showing binary code
March 19, 2014
The Climate Data Initiative announced by President Obama will enable new industries to use climate data to enhance long-range decisions and planning.
Science diplomacy: Group photo of meeting at Hong Kong Meteorological Society
January 24, 2014
A recent conference marked the 25th anniversary of a crucial international meeting, organized with support from UCAR, that brought together atmospheric sciences from Taiwan and mainland China for the first time in decades.
Drought puts California water supply at risk: Photo of Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona
January 13, 2014
In parts of California and Oregon, 2013 was the driest calendar year on record, with no sign of relief on the horizon. NCAR scientists are examining how water and energy use intersect across this drought-prone region and how the nexus could evolve in a future climate.
Predicting flu season: Photo of people wearing face masks
December 20, 2013
Techniques used in weather and climate forecasting are helping to predict peak flu outbreaks.
Moving a vlliage: Aerial view of Kivalina, Alaska, USA
December 16, 2013
Some Native American communities in Alaska and Louisiana are planning to relocate entire villages because of climate change. What are the obstacles they face?

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