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Policy & Planning
- October 22, 2009
In May and June each year, speculation about the coming of the monsoon fills newspapers and conversations across India. Everyone is concerned about if, when, and how much rain will arrive. But none have more at stake than India’s over 100 million farming households.
- October 22, 2009
NOAA Earth scientists discuss their roles and responsibilities in sharing what they know about the climate system with the public.
- January 8, 2010
Two photographs, taken 18 months apart, show a significant decrease in Lake Powell during the most serious period of recent drought.
- January 29, 2010
Seasonal climate forecasts helped the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent save lives and minimize damages during a severe flooding event in West Africa in 2008.
- Friday, March 19, 2010
Along coasts, people are waking up to the need for adaptation to climate change. This article points the way to information for getting started.
- July 6, 2010
The impacts of climate change and sea level rise have the potential to contaminate facilities and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest. Now, coastal managers have a new tool to help them visualize future changes and decide how they might avoid these problems.
- October 5, 2010
When the winds are right, dust from the deserts of the U.S. Southwest blows onto the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. How do dirty snowfields contribute to the loss of more than 250 billion gallons of water in the Colorado River?
- November 3, 2010
Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the air lead to more acidic seawater. More acidic water corrodes minerals that many marine creatures rely on to build their protective shells and skeletons.
- January 26, 2011
According to NOAA scientists, 2011 was a record-breaking year for climate extremes, not just in the United States, but around the world. Here's an illustrated guide to the year's top ten global climate and weather events.