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.

April 28, 2016

Every summer, Greenland's ice sheet melts when temperatures warm up. This year, however, saw the start of the ice melt season begin in April, much earlier than normal. 

March 11, 2016

For the third winter in a row, temperatures were well above normal for much of Alaska, leaving Alaskans to wonder, where's winter?

September 30, 2015

Tom Di Liberto explains how algae and other phytoplankton usually behave.

August 14, 2015

Think 115°F is uncomfortably hot? Imagine it being incredibly humid as well. 

Pseudo-nitzschia cells under a microscope
August 6, 2015

From Alaska's Aleutian Islands to southern California, impacts since May have ranged from record-high concentrations of neurotoxins, to shellfish harvesting bans, to reports of sick and dead ocean life. 

July 24, 2015

Hot and dry are the perfect ingredients for wildfires, and the recipe was on the menu across western North America in 2015.

July 14, 2015

A stagnant weather pattern and plenty of hot air were the necessary ingredients for a record-breaking heat wave in Europe.

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