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.

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.

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. 

October 9, 2019

Much of the southeastern United States went from little drought to widespread severe drought in a matter of a few weeks thanks to little rain and hot and sunny days. 

Coral before and after bleaching
January 23, 2014

Yes, global warming is impacting species and habitats across America and around the world. According to the U.S.'s National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, and other climate-related changes are stressing countless species of plants, animals, and fish.

Coalbrookdale by Night
January 23, 2014

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that Earth is warming and a preponderance of scientific evidence that human activities are the main cause.

October 17, 2019

If you missed our August 29 tweet chat, here's the transcript. Read what the fire and smoke experts had to say about the FIREX-AQ field campaign and its mission to study what's in the smoke from wildfires and agricultural burning. 

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