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- February 22, 2017
Mild days—perfect for an outdoor picnic or a nice hike—are expected to drop about 14 percent by the end of the century, according to new research.
- February 17, 2017
The Arctic sea ice's typical winter expansion has been sluggish in 2016-17. Following a record-low January extent, this year's winter maximum may wind up being the smallest on record.
- Department:February 1, 2017
The oyster hatchery industry on the U.S. West Coast nearly collapsed when they were caught off guard by increasing acidity in the coastal waters. In Maine, an oyster grower is testing whether new NOAA-funded technology can prevent a repeat on the East Coast.
- Department:December 29, 2016
As cold air filtered into the United States over the Great Lakes, the lake effect snow machine turned on burying nearby locations.
- December 22, 2016
Warming sea surface temperatures from climate change are pushing populations of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) farther north than ever before.
- Department:November 30, 2016
While the U.S. was observing Thanksgiving last week, Costa Rica was facing the first landfalling hurricane on record for the Central American country.
- November 15, 2016
Multi-year drought in California has been joined this summer and fall by extreme and exceptional drought across the Southeast and moderate to severe drought in parts of New England.
- Department:November 14, 2016
Blocked for decades by an impassable dam, 11.2 miles of prime habitat are now open to endangered Caifornia coho salmon. Access to the upper stream elevations will make the salmon and steelhead trout that migrate into the Russian River watershed to spawn much more resilient to temperature and drought extremes.