August 27, 2015

For three days in 2005, flooding from Hurricane Katrina cut off the only road to Port Fourchon. Officials had to decide: did the risk of future flooding justify the cost of raising the roadway out of the Gulf's rising waters?

July 22, 2015

Will global warming cause tourism at U.S. National Parks to warm up or overheat?

July 16, 2015

Globally, carbon emissions from fires were near the long-term average in 2014, but North America's emissions were 70% higher than average.

July 16, 2015

While slightly wetter than 2013, the global average soil moisture in 2014 was near-normal.

July 15, 2015

In 2014, the upper ocean held more heat than average throughout most of the major ocean basins.

July 15, 2015

In 2014, precipitation over land was generally below average, while precipitation over the oceans was above average.

July 15, 2015

Overall, average global river outflow in 2014 slightly exceeded the climate normal. 

July 15, 2015

Scientists estimated global average carbon dioxide concentration at 397.2 parts per million (ppm) in 2014, as the global growth rate of carbon dioxide continues to accelerate. 

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