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California Predicts Oceans Could Rise Higher Than Earlier Estimates

New climate change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised upward its predictions for how much water …

Study Finds Climate Change Has Touched Most of the World

Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new research finds. In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists analyzed weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85 percent of the cases, …

Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Melt as Temperatures Rise

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. The extent of floating ice in the Arctic hit a new low …

NOAA Says Climate Change Aided Warmer Than Normal February

A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn’t quite beat 1954 for the warmest February on record, climate scientists said. The average temperature last month was 41.2 degrees …

Steep Rise in Sea Levels Could Result From Changing Antarctic Waters

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three meter rise in global sea levels. New research published recently in …

Researchers Say Climate Change Will Drive Stronger, Smaller Storms in the U.S.

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior developed at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Though storm intensity is expected …

Arctic’s Warming Hits Overdrive

Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report. In its annual Arctic Report …

Study Predicts Warming Will Trigger 3 Times as Many Extreme Downpours in U.S.

Extreme downpours – like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year – will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently in parts …

Study Predicts More Days of Record Heat in the Future

The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens. Under normal conditions, without extra heat-trapping gases from …

Residents Fear of Flooding on Virginia’s Vulnerable Coast on the Rise

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to …