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Q&A: Is Arctic warming fueling severe winter weather in the mid-latitudes?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Q&A: Is Arctic warming fueling severe winter weather in the mid-latitudes?

We caught up with James Overland, oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab, to hear about his latest research on whether Arctic warming is fueling more severe winter weather in the mid-latitudes,...
Antarctic ozone hole about average in 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Antarctic ozone hole about average in 2016

The hole in the Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to about 8.9 million square miles in 2016 before starting to recover, according to scientists from NOAA and NASA who monitor the...
NOAA invests $6 million to speed use of new technologies to improve forecasts

Monday, October 24, 2016

NOAA invests $6 million to speed use of new technologies to improve forecasts

NOAA Research today announced $6 million in funding to get scientific and technological advances from the government and academia to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) more rapidly, improving severe weather...
Study finds fossil fuel methane emissions greater than previously estimated

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Study finds fossil fuel methane emissions greater than previously estimated

Methane emissions from fossil fuel development around the world are up to 60 percent greater than estimated by previous studies, according to new research led by scientists from NOAA and CIRES. The study found that...
Carbon dioxide levels race past troubling milestone

Monday, October 3, 2016

Carbon dioxide levels race past troubling milestone

Carbon dioxide  levels in the Earth’s atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer, locking in levels of the heat-trapping gas not seen for millions of years.
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