August 2, 2016

In the 2015 edition of the State of the Climate report, climate and biology experts wrote about some dramatic impacts of warming on life in the ocean.

August 2, 2016

A record-smashing hurricane season in the central North Pacific. Water rationing in Puerto Rico. The biggest one-year jump in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. These and more of 2015's extreme events had one thing in common: El Niño.

May 26, 2016

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

Fire, Fort McMurray, Canada, Wildfire, Forest fire
May 12, 2016

A massive wildfire in northern Alberta has grown out of control, causing the evacuation of Fort McMurray, a city of 80,000 people. What climate conditions fostered this unusual early-season fire?

May 6, 2016

Unusually warm water along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has led to record-breaking coral bleaching.

February 17, 2016

The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it. 

Chocolate-dipped strawberries
February 10, 2016

Over the next several decades, cacao-growing regions may grow warmer and drier, but with planning and adaptation, farmers can keep producing our favorite treat.

December 31, 2015

With this year's ongoing El Niño event, parts of East Africa may be ripe for a potential outbreak of Rift Valley Fever. See how government agencies are using climate data to help predict, and hopefully prevent, an outbreak of this deadly mosquito-borne virus that affects both people and valuable livestock.

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