Melt lines from Greenland interactive map
August 24, 2021

In mid-August 2021, a late-summer heatwave struck Greenland, causing widespread melt on the ice sheet and rain at the summit.

Antarctic sastrugi
February 18, 2021

Our planet’s history includes episodes of cold so extreme that glaciers reached sea level in equatorial regions.

cartoon showing large number of riders boarding a "global warming is human-caused" bus
December 16, 2020

Por una gran mayoría, los científicos del clima están de acuerdo en que la temperatura global promedio hoy en día es más cálida que en la época preindustrial, y que la actividad humana es el principal factor contribuyente.

Spherical map of the Arctic showing surface temperature anomalies in 2020
December 8, 2020

The 15th installment of NOAA's Arctic Report Card NOAA’s 15th Arctic Report Card catalogs the numerous ways that climate change continues to disrupt the polar region.

Basket of foodie fries
November 19, 2020

Warmer conditions will pose new challenges for producers of Americans’ favorite side dish but advance knowledge and innovation will help potato growers prepare.

Satellite image of Gulf of Mexico with bar graph of dead zone area as an overlay
July 16, 2020

NOAA scientists forecast that the Gulf dead zone would measure roughly 6,700 square miles—bigger than the long-term average recorded since 1985, but lower than the record-high extent observed in 2017.

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