The World Meteorological Organization has declared last year the one of the three warmest years on record. The WMO notes that these years have all been within the past 12 years, and warns that the warming may trigger continuing extreme weather.
Jan. 28, 2016 In a new study, researchers found more than a dozen household chemicals in drinking water from private wells on Cape Cod. Backyard septic systems were identified as the likely source of ... read more
Feb. 1, 2016 A warming climate is likely to drive species to higher, cooler altitudes. A new study highlights a less obvious, yet crucial way in which their new habitat could differ from ... read more
Feb. 3, 2016 California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. ... read more
Feb. 5, 2016 Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but a professor of earth and planetary sciences says analysis of the flood data shows much of the ... read more
Feb. 6, 2013 The globally-averaged temperature for 2012 marked the 10th warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 36th consecutive year with a global temperature above the 20th century ... read more
Apr. 3, 2012 Compared to seasonal norms, March 2012 was the warmest month on record in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Temperatures over the U.S. averaged 2.82 C (almost 5.1 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than normal ... read more
Jan. 19, 2012 The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern ... read more