News Highlights

Antarctic Ice Melt and US Coastal Flooding

Antarctica, a continent of snow and ice, is now losing ice three times faster than it was in 2007. In a new study published last week in the journal Nature, more than 80 scientists from multiple countries use satellite data to examine the Antarctic’s vast ice sheets, and their prediction is that if the current rate of ice melt continues, sea levels could rise six inches by the year 2100.

Climate Change on the Golf Course

More efficient golf course water and turf practices can help limit the amount of greenhouses gases like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide that are released into the atmosphere.

Trending: Fossil fuel ‘Carbon bubble’ and the global economy

New research suggests demand for fossil fuels will decline in the near future with major macroeconomic and geopolitical consequences.

Climate Change and Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

As the world continues to warm from the increase in greenhouse gases, the coming decades are likely to bring hurricanes that intensify even more rapidly.

Climate Change Poses Risk to Hummingbirds, an Important Pollinator

As the world continues to warm from climate change, an important pollinator of flowers and other plants is at risk — hummingbirds.

Trending: Climate change study finds New Hampshire’s warmer weather will bring warmer streams

Warmer weather will bring warmer streams, which has implications for freshwater ecosystems across the nation given that many species depend on cold water to survive.

NASA News: Before the flood arrives

Climate change, which is projected to increase precipitation in certain areas of the planet, might make river floods in these places more frequent and severe in the coming decades.

Falling Residential Solar Costs

The cost of solar has dropped dramatically in recent years, making renewable energy a smart and even more achievable component of carbon reduction strategies in the United States.

Heavy Rainfall Trends Across U.S.

For every 1°F of warming, the saturation level of the atmosphere increases by about four percent. This means more water is available to condense into precipitation, and it can come down in heavier rainfall.

These U.S. Cities Are Getting More (and Less) Snow

As the world continues to warm from increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, early spring snowpack has been trending downward. In addition to more intense droughts from decreased snowpack, warming winters mean that the percentage of winter precipitation that falls as snow is decreasing, which also contributes to the snowpack decline. How severe was your winter?