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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.
Many of the Northwestern Hawaiian islands where sea turtles nest have low, flat coastal plains. They are already vulnerable to storm surges, and they could be totally inundated as sea level rises.
The “Scarlet Knight” becomes the first unmanned underwater glider to successfully cross the Atlantic. The technology promises to improve our understanding of the ocean and its role in climate and weather.
A wave of cold Arctic air gripped much of North America, Europe, and northern portions of Asia through the month of December 2009.
Two photographs, taken 18 months apart, show a significant decrease in Lake Powell during the most serious period of recent drought.