Today’s launch of a European environmental satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will enable NOAA to continue capturing data that feed sophisticated, numerical prediction models used to...

According to NOAA's NCDC, the combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August was the fourth highest on record for August at 61.22°F (16.22°C), or 1.12°F (0.62°C),...

NOAA scientists also report that the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during August was 74.4°F, 1.6°F above the long-term average, marking the 16th warmest August on record. The monthly...

Tracking Isaac? NOAA's got you covered: Get the latest forecast, advisories, radar images, fact sheets, links to preparedness resources and more on our comprehensive webpage,...

Scientists find steady reduction in one type of air pollutant, although region still suffers bad air days

Updated outlook calls for near- or above-normal Atlantic season

Drought expands to cover nearly 63 percent of the Lower 48; wildfires consume two million acres.

Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to...

A 2011 NOAA research paper that tied weaker South Asian summer monsoons to human activities has won the World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2013.

The globally-averaged temperature for June 2012 marked the fourth warmest June since record keeping began in 1880. It also marks the 36th consecutive June and 328th consecutive month with a global...

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