Climate

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn

Climatologists say Labrador Sea could cool within a decade, before end of this century, leading to unprecedented disruption, reports Climate News Network<p>For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new …

Global Warming

OMG measurements of Greenland give us a glimpse of future sea rise

The Oceans Melting Greenland project is taking important measurements to determine how fast sea levels will rise<p>If you meet a group of climate scientists, and ask them how much sea levels will rise by say the year 2100, you will get a wide range of answers. But, those with most expertise in sea …

Global Warming

736 Record Highs Set This Week

Multiple cities—from Washington, DC to Toronto to Milwaukee—smashed temperature records this week, as a record February warm spell continues to …

Climate Change

Freaky February Heat Waves Trigger More Chills Over Climate Change

Hundreds of records have already been broken for the month.<p>A bonkers February with stretches of extremely high temperatures mixed periodically with old-fashioned, pre-climate-change plunging mercury is the latest chilling warning about global warming.<p>Single-day record highs as well as multiple-day …

Global Warming

An Alarmingly Early Spring is Sweeping Across the Southern United States

Spring is well ahead of schedule across much of the southern United States, in some cases by at least two to three weeks. An early spring may sound …

Climate Change

South Africa weather service says El Nino may return in spring

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An El Nino weather pattern, which brought a scorching drought to southern Africa last year, could return in the spring which usually occurs from August to October, the South African Weather Service said on Friday.<p>"There is currently a forecast from most leading forecasting …

UK News

Rising Walls, Falling Bridges

Even more than politics, all weather is local. So, while most of the nation basked in record warmth this week, the West Coast was battered again by a system carrying enough water vapor to equal the flow of about 10 Mississippi Rivers.<p>The storm was the latest hydraulic dump from an “atmospheric …

Opinion

The Ice Age and the Genesis Flood

The origin of the ice age has greatly perplexed uniformitarian scientists. Much cooler summers and copious snowfall are required, but they are …

Global Warming

Corals May Get Temporary Reprieve from Bleaching

The world's coral reefs, which have been hit hard by an unprecedented bleaching event that began in mid-2014, may see a bit of reprieve this year, …

Oceans

Will it be a rainy Mardi Gras? Jury is still out, but it will be warm

The superstitious among us are already bracing for a rainy Mardi Gras in New Orleans given the recent run of impeccable parade weather we've had. …

New Orleans

The U.S. Geological Survey hails an early spring — and ties it to climate change

As the nation basks in some of the warmest February weather it has seen in decades, the U.S. Geological Survey has been quick to point out that the early spring conditions are another symptom of climate change.<p>On Thursday, the USGS shared a new analysis just released by the USA-National Phenology …

Climate Change

Thousands Evacuated in San Jose's 100 Year Flood

Record-breaking floods swept the city of San Jose early this week, forcing 14,000 people to evacuate and causing severe property damage to whole communities.<p>In some locations, the National Weather Service recorded up to 13 feet of water, forcing reservoirs to overflow, mudslides to stretch across …

San Jose

SMX-2 Air Carbon V2 Glove | Alpinestars

First Look<p>Featuring an evolutionary innovative design and new material construction to enable it to achieve the highest CE certification standards, …

Carbon

New HED Raptor 27.5+ carbon rims rip grams from your plus mountain bike

Now that we’re settling in on a range of “plus” tire widths, it’s time to lighten things up. HED’s on the case with their new Raptor, which lays down …

Mountain Biking

Rivers in the Atmosphere Converge to Give California a Huge Downpour

California has more water than it knows what to do with at the moment thanks to an atmospheric phenomenon known as the Pineapple Express.<p>Before you …

Water

It Just Hit 71 Degrees In Boston. That's The Warmest Ever For February

Support the news<p>Some see it as a welcome winter respite. Some might also see it as an unnerving sign of a warming planet.<p>It hit 71 degrees in Boston …

Global Warming

City’s winter heat wave won’t last long

New Yorkers busted out tank tops and sunscreen alongside melting chunks of snow to bask in 68-degree weather Friday — but the clear skies didn’t last …

New York City

A Bunch of Cities Are Sweating Through the Hottest February Day on Record

Unseasonably high temperatures continued to make February feel more like May on Friday, with new record highs seen across the Midwest and into the …

Global Warming

Oroville Dam shows urgent need for climate adaptation

The crisis at Oroville Dam should be a wake-up call to those making infrastructure decisions today that will affect Californians for many years to …

Climate Change

Despite snow, Colorado enters 'severe drought' in areas

DENVER — Despite recent snow, and significant snow in the mountains, Colorado's plains and foothills are emerged in drought-like conditions.<p>Parts of …

Denver

Study: Global warming is drying up the Colorado River — vital to 40 million people

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more …

Climate Change

Scientists Make Plan To Save The Arctic By “Refreezing” It

This may be the wildest plan scientists have come up with to keep sea ice from melting.<p>A group of scientists has devised a way to save the Arctic …

Global Warming

How to declare war on coal’s emissions without declaring war on coal communities

<i>Maria T. Zuber is the vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chair of the National Science Board.</i><p>I grew up in a place named for coal: Carbon County, Pa., where energy-rich anthracite coal was discovered in the late 1700s. By the early 1900s, eastern …

Carbon Capture and Storage

Buffalo breaks 111-year-old record for high temp

At 12:10, the thermometer crested to 70 degrees at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.<p>That broke a 111-year-old daily record of 67 …

Global Warming

500 inches and counting: Snow has clobbered California ski resorts this winter

The snow amounts in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range this winter are difficult to wrap your head around. In many cases topping 500 inches, …

Drought

WHO-HD forecast: Expect strong winds and snow

Forecast calls for decreasing temperatures Friday, with a low of 18 degrees. Winds will be strong, with gusts between 15 and 25 mph. A blizzard …

Des Moines

PICS: Vaal dam to hit 100% this weekend, as flood risks persist

Cape Town - After more than a week of constant, heavy rain in most of SA's northern and north-eastern parts, dam levels in the area are nearing full …

News (South Africa)

Snow Tracks South of Metro - Southern Minnesota Blizzard, Where No Travel Advised

Back on Monday I predicted "a couple of inches" for today. Then some of NOAA's models began showing crazy amounts of snow, as much as 12-15" in the …

Climate Change

Warmer weather puts dent in maple syrup production

Unseasonably warm weather in southern Illinois this winter is putting a dent in maple syrup production.<p>The Southern Illinoisan reports …

Maple Syrup

Examining The Human Impact Of The Northern Sea Route

<i>A research project is examining how the establishment of Russia’s Northern Sea Route has shaped the lives of residents along the country’s northern coast, amid the booms and busts of industrialization.</i><p>Most discussion about ABOUT Russia’s Northern Sea Route focuses on shipping traffic and sea ice. …

Global Warming