smoke billows from a burning oil slick contained with sea ice ice by a boom
January 29, 2020

A new crop of studies funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office explores a range of questions about sea ice forecasting, including one of the most basic: how far ahead is it even possible to predict it? 

November 14, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, NOAA sea level rise expert William Sweet answered questions in a Climate.gov tweet chat about sea level rise and U.S. high-tide flooding. 

Map of Gulf of Mexico showing swirls of chlorophyll in the surface waters from May 20–25, 2019
June 18, 2019

The devastating floods in the Missouri and Mississippi basins aren't the end of the problems caused by the wet spring in 2019. Fertilizer overload from high river runoff is forecast to lead to a very large dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico later this summer. 

Photo of a pier on Albermarle Sound at sunset
May 21, 2019

In North Carolina's Outer Banks, the coastal Town of Nags Head is vulnerable to flooding from heavy rain events, hurricanes, tropical storms, nor’easters, and storm surge. To add insult to injury, vulnerability is increasing with sea level rise. Town managers and residents recognized the need to build the town's resilience and moved forward to prioritize and plan.

November 28, 2018

Members of the Karuk Tribe in northern California maintain that the age-old tradition of prescribed burning holds the answer to climate adaptation planning in the Klamath River range.

June 18, 2018

Exceptional drought in preceding months primed southern Colorado forests for wildfire in mid-June 2018.

November 15, 2017

Suffocating smog stifled communities across northern India and Pakistan in mid-November 2017.

February 20, 2018

When a flood is forecast for the Red River of the North, community leaders, emergency responders, and residents around Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, can gauge their need for preparation by accessing visualizations showing the extent, depth, and timing of expected flooding.

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