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Study finds cleaner air leads to more Atlantic hurricanes

May. 11, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study links changes in regionalized air pollution across the globe to storm activity going both up and down. A 50%...

Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026

May. 09, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted. With human-made...

NOAA: Potent heat-trapping methane increases at record pace

Apr. 07, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Global atmospheric levels of the potent but short-lived greenhouse gas methane increased a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, worrying scientists because of the large role methane has in climate change. The preliminary...

Hot spring forecast: Drought deepens in West, flooding ebbs

Mar. 17, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

There’s no relief in sight for the West’s record-shattering megadrought, which will likely only deepen this spring, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its seasonal outlook Thursday. But central and eastern states should be mostly spared from significant flooding. ...