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Elevating houses can protect against floods. But how high is high enough?

Elevating houses can protect against floods. But how high is high enough?

October 26, 2020 0 Comments
High-resolution snow projections developed to inform wolverine conservation

High-resolution snow projections developed to inform wolverine conservation

A new, fine-scale modeling approach developed by NOAA and CIRES scientists now projects that there will still be enough high-elevation snow by the middle of the 21st Century to support - according to federal biologists - the denning habits of one iconic North American mountain-dweller, the wolverine. 

October 13, 2020 0 Comments
Lawns provide surprising contribution to L.A. Basin’s carbon emissions

Lawns provide surprising contribution to L.A. Basin’s carbon emissions

Understanding the biologic contribution of CO2  to megacities' overall carbon emissions will be important for designing and evaluating mitigation strategies.

October 12, 2020 0 Comments
Sea Grant study finds ghost forests may contribute to climate change

Sea Grant study finds ghost forests may contribute to climate change

October 9, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA awards $48.7M to advance climate science, build community resilience

NOAA awards $48.7M to advance climate science, build community resilience

October 6, 2020 0 Comments
2020 Arctic sea ice minimum second lowest on record

2020 Arctic sea ice minimum second lowest on record

September 21, 2020 0 Comments
The warmest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere comes to an end

The warmest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere comes to an end

September 20, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere

NOAA teaming up with Arizona firm to advance study of stratosphere

World View Enterprises has offered to carry a miniaturized NOAA instrument on its high-altitude balloon to capture measurements of atmospheric particles on a series of flights in 2021 that will last weeks and cover thousands of miles at altitudes above 55,000 feet. 

August 19, 2020 0 Comments
New forecasting system helps prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

New forecasting system helps prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

August 6, 2020 0 Comments
New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts"

New research finds the Western U.S. is a hot spot for "snow droughts"

August 3, 2020 0 Comments
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