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image of a diver placing a CTD sensor on a reef

It's been a tough year for the globe's coral and the scientists who use coral to paint a picture of ENSO back thousands of years. 

May 26, 2016
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After a severe coral bleaching event struck the Great Barrier Reef, what does a future of climate change mean for the reef?

Alaska’s statewide warming rate of +5.3°F per century since 1950 is faster than any other state in the Union, by a comfortable margin. In our latest Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt talks about how the interplay between climate and landscape and the soil itself put the Last Frontier on the front lines of climate change.

May 18, 2016
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One reason the Fort McMurray area was at high risk for an early-season forest fire was that April snow cover was well below average in much of western North America.