July 16, 2021
A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.
June 24, 2021
An early summer heatwave across the western United States broke all-time records in multiple states, with temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days on end in some places.
June 18, 2021
Nationwide, summers are getting hotter as greenhouse gases continue to climb. You can learn more about trends for your region here.
June 2, 2021
The June 2021 outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center suggests a much warmer than average June for the West, northern tier, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with much wetter and cooler than average conditions favored across Texas and the Gulf Coast. Dry conditions are expected to remain across the western United States and even expand across the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies.
May 26, 2021
NASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes.
May 19, 2021
Improved agricultural practices and widespread irrigation may stave off another agricultural calamity in the Great Plains. But scientists are now warning that two inescapable realities — rising temperatures and worsening drought — could still spawn a modern-day Dust Bowl.
May 7, 2021
Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 percent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to the recently published Global Methane Assessment Report.
May 3, 2021
The May 2021 outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center favors a much warmer-than-average month for the southern half of the contiguous U.S. and a wet East/dry West split for precipitation.