• July 19, 2017

    As of 2016, the warming effect of long-lived greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere had increased by approximately 40% compared to 1990.

  • July 17, 2017

    Heat waves bring some level of discomfort to nearly everyone. When excessive heat catches vulnerable populations off guard, that discomfort can advance to illness and even death. Public health officials in Minnesota are working to protect people in both rural and urban settings.

  • SST anomalies in June 2017 (rotator)
    July 13, 2017

    Our newest ENSO blogger provides the latest scoop on what is going on with ENSO.  

  • July 13, 2017

    An early summer heat wave in Europe broke records and helped spur wildfires across the region.

  • July 11, 2017

    Following a plateau in the early 2000s, global concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have hit new highs in recent years. Chemical fingerprint tests seem to rule out a major role for fossil fuels. With more than half a dozen possible natural and human sources, how will  scientists figure out where it's coming from?