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Why Haven't These Dirty Piles Of Snow Melted Already?

Over the winter, the Eastern US was blanketed in blizzard after blizzard. As a stark reminder of Mother Nature’s bitchiness, two snow-plowed piles of that record snowfall lingered well into summer in two different cities. One of them is still frozen — a mud-caked sno-cone slowly oozing in the sun.


NASA's Incredible Expedition To Explore The Arctic Ice Sheets

Every spring, the scientists and flight crew of Operation Ice Bridge fly low over the Arctic, studying the Greenland ice sheet and nearby sea ice with high-resolution digital and thermal imaging cameras, a sophisticated radar suite, a laser altimeter and other instruments.


Remember When 2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record? Now 2015 Is.

Doesn’t it seem like only last week scientists confirmed that 2014 was indeed the hottest year on record? Well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore because scientists have now determined that the first half of 2015 has managed to break all those records — and 2015 will now likely be the hottest year recorded on Earth.


Watch Smoke From July's Wildfire's Wrap Around The Arctic

Smoke plumes from last month’s wildfires in Alaska and Canada wrapped all the way around the Arctic circle in less than two weeks.


Amazon Is Building A New Wind Farm In North Carolina

Amazon Web Services has announced that it was contracting the construction of a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina.


2014 Was The Warmest Year On Record

Do your recent weather memories include an unnaturally high number of heatwaves, droughts, and record-breaking temperatures? It wasn’t just your imagination: 2014 was one of the hottest years experienced by nearly everyone currently living on the planet.


Tiny Ocean Microbes Are Brightening Up The Sky

Phytoplankton may be microscopic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see them. Just look up: These little critters are brightening up cloudy days around the world.


Australian Snow Is So Rare We Don't Have Tools To Measure It

As a new climate report concluded this week, our planet is definitely getting warmer, which leads to more extreme temperatures around the world. Now Australia is seeing its coldest temperatures in decades, and many Australians saw snow for the first time in their lives last night.


Tony Abbott Is Hell Bent On Scrapping Clean Energy

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott seems determined to push his country back decades on environmental policy. In his latest scheme, Abbott has ordered Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation to stop investing in wind and small-scale solar energy.


Central European Forests Are Regrowing After The Breakup Of The USSR

The collapse of the Soviet Union didn’t just affect humans — forests across Europe and Asia were impacted too. Some 533 million acres of forest in Eastern Europe have regrown since 1985, largely due to the disintegration of timber industries and abandonment of agricultural lands in countries such as Hungary, Croatia, and Bulgaria.


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