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Climate Change & Global Warming
- January 17, 2017
2016 was the third year in a row that global average surface temperature set a new record, and the fifth time the record has been broken since the start of the twenty-first century. This animation shows the yearly history of Earth's temperature since the modern record began in 1880.
- December 22, 2016
Warming sea surface temperatures from climate change are pushing populations of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) farther north than ever before.
- Department:December 28, 2016Trees within a city can help reduce urban heat, control stormwater, and provide habitat to local wildlife. As climate conditions change, a Chicago group is working to enhance the reilience of the city's urban forest.
- December 14, 2016
A black swan event is a situation so rare that few people would have imagined it was possible. In November 2016, researchers were caught off guard by just such an event: extremely low sea ice extents in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
- Department:December 15, 2016
A Q & A about the science of detecting the influence of global warming on hurricanes, fires, and other extreme events.
- Department:December 13, 2016
A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 triggered massive declines in sea ice and snow cover across the Arctic, and brought a record-breaking delay to fall sea ice freeze up. Learn more through our image highlights of the 2016 Arctic Report Card.
- November 14, 2016
Blocked for decades by an impassable dam, 11.2 miles of prime habitat are now open to endangered Caifornia coho salmon. Access to the upper stream elevations will make the salmon and steelhead trout that migrate into the Russian River watershed to spawn much more resilient to temperature and drought extremes.