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Observing & Predicting
- 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.
- April 25, 2016
If we built a rollercoaster that matched the shape of a graph of Earth's temperature history since the end of the last ice age, the track up the latest hill would be nearly vertical.
- April 22, 2016
From protecting our waterways to reducing overfishing, we've made a lot of progress since the first Earth Day. Take a look at five big wins in the 46 years since 1970.
- April 20, 2016
Drought has gripped many islands across the Pacific thanks to El Niño and a lack of rainfall.
- April 5, 2016
Temperatures across the tropical Pacific Ocean were warmer than average in March 2016.
- March 31, 2016
The 2016 winter maximum sea ice extent in the Arctic edged out 2015 to a set a new record low.
- March 16, 2016
NOAA issued its spring seasonal outlooks on March 17th for flooding, drought, precipitation and temperature. Flood risk is highest in the lower Mississippi valley and along the Southeast coast.
- 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?
- March 7, 2016
Waters along the equator in the Pacific Ocean were warmer than average during February 2016, but cooler than they were in January, according to satellite observations.
- February 17, 2016
January 2016 became the ninth month in a row to set a new record-warmest monthly temperature.