August 26, 2020

Hundreds of wildfires burned through over one million acres of land in California in less than two weeks in August. The resulting smoke has not only worsened air quality across the state but spread across the country.

August 20, 2020

Wildfires across Colorado during summer 2020 has led to the shutdown of the major thoroughfare across the state and billowed smoke for hundreds of miles.

August 4, 2020

Join three heat experts to talk about how we map, monitor, and lessen the impacts of urban heat islands.

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.

Thad Allen and Jane Lubchenco release two rehabilitated sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico from a small boat
March 30, 2020

Former NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco discusses her family's history of women in science, the importance of mentorship, her solution to achieving work-life balance,  and how citizen science can help foster trust between scientists and stakeholders.

Danielle Claar in scuba gear, sitting on a boat with the ocean and sky behind her
February 4, 2020

Climate.gov talks with scientific scuba diver and marine scientist Danielle Claar, an early career scientist with a passion for everything ocean—from tide pools to coral reefs. 

December 19, 2019

This Q&A features tree expert Leander Anderegg and what he is learning about how some of the West's iconic trees—including Colorado's quaking aspen and California's blue oak—survive or succumb to drought. 

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