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U.S. scientists raise bar for sea level by 2100

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The figures are among the highest ever issued by the US government and take into account new scientific studies on the disappearing ice cover in Greenland and Antarctica

SEA LEVEL RISE. Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

Jan 18, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Temperatures spiked to new national highs in parts of India Kuwait and Iran while sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic says the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA

NASA/Scientific Visualization Studio

Scientists debunk global warming 'pause'

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:35 AM

A reported pause in global warming between 1998 and 2014 was false according to US British research confirming the findings of a controversial US study on ocean warming

A container cargo vessel is seen under the midday sun on the horizon crossing the Pacific Ocean a few miles off the coast of Long Beach, California on January 12,2016. Frederic J Brown/AFP

Climate report says 2016 on pace to be hottest year yet

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Even without the final data from December a NOAA report says 2016 is on pace to be record warm

MELTING. This file photo taken on November 11, 2016 shows an aerial view of the Taylor Glacier near McMurdo Station in Antactica. Mark Ralston/Pool/AFP

Hottest Arctic on record triggers massive ice melt

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:04 AM

The report card this year clearly shows a stronger and more pronounced signal of persistent warming than any previous year in our observational record going back to 1900 NOAA says

This NASA handout file photo taken March 25, 2016 shows a perspective of the northeast coastline of Greenland, one of the world’s two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica), captured by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team flying NASA’s G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet on March 26.  Handout / NASA

Earth's monthly hot streak ebbs in September

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:44 AM

However the trend of upward temperatures remains clear with the year so far from January to September still the most scorching since 1880

A man looks at the sunset from the rooftop of the Philarmonic Hall on September 21, 2016 in Paris. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Experts warn sea level rise will accelerate in the coming decades putting millions of lives at risk worldwide

GLOBAL WARMING. View of the Magdalena River in Honda, Tolima department, Colombia on February 9, 2016. Affected by El Nino, the Magdalena, Colombia's main river, is in its lowest level in 15 years. Juan Jose Horta/AFP

Last month was hottest June on record – US scientists

Jul 20, 2016 - 12:16 AM

UPDATED NOAA: This marks the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken the longest such streak in the 137 year record

CLIMATE CHANGE. A anti-global warming protester holds up a placard in Cleveland, Ohio, near the Republican National Convention site July 18, 2016. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

'Abnormal is the new normal': May breaks another global heat record

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:45 AM

May 2016 is tied with June and August 2015 as the 12th highest monthly temperature increase on record

HOTTEST. A boy cools off in the water as a way of beating the heat, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 19, 2016. File photo by Shahzaib Akber/EPA

May 2016 goes down as Earth's hottest on record – NASA

Jun 15, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The Arctic in particular experienced abnormal heat causing Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet to start melting unusually early said NASA

An Indian man stands under the cascading water of a fountain in a decorative shallow pool adorning the gardens surrounding the India Gate monument on a hot Indian summer afternoon in New Delhi on May 20, 2016. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

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Gaps in sea-floor mapping carry hefty price, experts warn

Jun 08, 2016 - 11:37 PM

Even though two thirds of Earth is covered in water less than 10 of the floor of oceans deeper than 200 meters 721 feet is mapped in detail according to the International Hydrographic Organization IHO

OCEAN FLOOR. The tail of the crashed AirAsia QZ8501 airplane is lifted on to the Indonesian Rescue ship Crest Onyx after it was taken from the sea floor off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia, January 10, 2015. File photo by Prasetyo Utomo/ EPA

April breaks heat records, 12th month in a row for global heat

May 19, 2016 - 12:32 AM

The report issued each month by NOAA also points to a concerning spike in temperature last month compared to the 20th century average

Last month was hottest March in modern times – US

Apr 19, 2016 - 11:52 PM

UPDATED The average temperature planet wide was 2 20 degrees Fahrenheit 1 22 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 54 9 F 12 7 C the report says

US Navy ship missing for 95 years found near San Francisco

Mar 24, 2016 - 12:56 PM

No human remains were found but the wreckage is protected by a law prohibiting unauthorized disturbance of sunken military vessels and planes

AFTER 95 YEARS. The USS Conestoga tug boat, which disappeared on March 25, 1921 after departing San Francisco on its way to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, was the last US Navy ship to be lost in peacetime. File photo from Wikipedia

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Global temps soar in February, setting new heat record

Mar 17, 2016 - 10:56 PM

With an average temperature that was 2 18 Fahrenheit 1 21 Celsius above the 20th century average the month marked the highest departure from average among all 1 646 months in the record

CRACKED EARTH.  In this photo taken on February 11, 2015, the sun scorches an already cracked earth on a farm in the Australian agricultural town of Walgett, 650 kilometers (404 miles) northwest of Sydney. File Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

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Earth shatters warming records: 2015 hottest 'by far'

Jan 21, 2016 - 12:06 AM

UPDATED Not only was 2015 the warmest worldwide since 1880 it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed

HOTTEST IN MODERN TIMES. This picture taken June 15, 2010 shows cracked and parched earth at central Thailand's biggest water reservoir, the Pasak Cholasit Dam in Lopburi province, northeast of Bangkok, Thailand. File Photo by Barbara Walton/EPA

SpaceX fails to stick ocean landing after satellite launch

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:56 AM

However the primary mission of the launch goes as planned propelling into orbit a 180 million US French satellite called Jason 3 to study sea level rise

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the U.S.-European Jason-3 satellite launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base Space Launch Complex 4 East on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Jason-3, an international mission with NASA participation, will continue a 23-year record of monitoring global sea level rise. Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

December in US was warmest, wettest on record

Jan 08, 2016 - 8:41 AM

NOAA report: December 2016 is record warm for the contiguous US with a temperature of 38 6 Fahrenheit 6 degrees above the 20th century average

What coral reefs are telling us about climate change

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Reports on a new mass coral bleaching event could only emphasize the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or Conference of Parties COP21 to be held from November 30 to December 11 in France

CORAL BLEACHING. In this file photo released by the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) on 02 October 2012, shows bleaching of coral at North Keppel Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. AIMS/EPA

Global warming 'pause' theory is dead but still twitching

Sep 18, 2015 - 4:33 AM

The thermal time out a team of researchers found resulted from faulty statistical methods

CLIMATE ALARM. This file photo taken Feb 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

August breaks heat records across globe – US

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:05 AM

This is the 6th month in 2015 that has broken its monthly temperature record

Tropical storm Henri forms in the Atlantic

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:06 AM

It is expected to lose strength as it reaches colder northern water in the coming days

Photo from NOAA/AFP

World breaks new heat records in July: US scientists

Aug 20, 2015 - 11:37 PM

UPDATED The first 7 months of the year are also the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880

There was no pause in global warming, scientists find

Jun 07, 2015 - 1:10 PM

It had been thought that temperatures in the 21st century plateaued

PARCHED. Picture taken 15 June 2010 shows cracked and parched earth at central Thailand's biggest water reservoir, the Pasak Cholasit Dam in Lopburi province, about 190 kms northeast of Bangkok, Thailand. Barbara Walton/EPA

SpaceX launches deep-space weather observatory

Feb 12, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Experts say the DSCOVR will help the preparation and response to space weather thereby protecting utilities consumers and industries

Liftoff of Falcon 9 carrying DSCOVR on SpaceX's 1st deep space mission, Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 11, 2015. Image courtesy SpaceX

Record-breaking 2014 was hottest in modern history – US

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Gavin Schmidt of NASA s Goddard Institute for Space Studies: The data shows quite clearly that it is the greenhouse gas trends that are responsible for the majority of the warming trends that we have actually seen

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

How can we prepare for storm surges?

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Can an archipelago like the Philippines with thousands of coastal communities really mitigate the effects of storm surges brought by extreme weather conditions?

NEW MODEL. Dr Keqi Zhang discusses the US NOAA system for giving storm surge forecasts. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

World marks hottest June since 1880 – US scientists

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:48 AM

The combined average temperature over land and ocean surfaces is a record high for the month at 61 20 Fahrenheit 16 22 Celsius

HOT JUNE. Image from NOAA website

Carbon emissions causing southern Australia to dry

Jul 14, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Southern Australia suffered a decline in rainfall that began around 1970 and increased over the next four decades

TINDER DRY. Lake Hume, straddling the Victorian/New South Wales border, exposes once submerged trees after the dramatic drop in water level caused by a decade of drought caused the reservoir to fall below one third capacity on February 12, 2009. Torsten Blackwood/AFP

May global temperature hits all-time high

Jun 24, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The combined average temperature across the globe in May 2014 was 59 93°F 15 54°C or 1 33°F 0 74°C above the 20th century average

BEATING THE (EXTREME) HEAT. Children play with water to cool themselves down at a park in Tokyo, Japan, 02 June 2014, as they are struggling against unseasonable heatwave. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Tropical cyclones moving poleward, says study

May 16, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Regions once considered to be relatively cyclone safe may become more exposed while regions closer to the equator may run less risk of being hit

A satellite image of Tropical Storm Man-yi (which later became a typhoon) on September 13, 2013, at 1:15 UTC. Man-yi later hit Japan. Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Dolphins in 'bad shape' after BP oil spill: study

Feb 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Oil giant BP however said the study is inconclusive in establishing causation to the spill caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion

2013 another unusually warm year across globe – NASA

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:30 AM

NASA: Unless current trends change scientists said the world should expect each of the coming decades to be warmer than the last

HOT IN HERE. A thermometer shows the temperature rising up to 30 degrees Celsius on a warm sunny day on July 19, 2013 in Lille, northern France. Dennis Charlet/AFP

Typhoon Yolanda: East Visayas signal no. 4

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:22 PM

UPDATED Typhoon intensifies speeds up still on course to hit the region; Landfall Friday morning over Guiuan Eastern Samar or Abuyog Leyte

Dangerous Yolanda heads for Visayas

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Yolanda is an extremely catastrophic super typhoon one of the planet s strongest most violent this year

Mankind's global warming plays role in extreme weather

Sep 06, 2013 - 2:10 PM

Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year international scientists said

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast on Monday, Oct. 29 at 9:10 a.m. EDT. Sandy's center was about 310 miles south-southeast of New York City. Tropical Storm force winds are about 1,000 miles in diameter. Credit: NASA GOES Project

May global temperatures 3rd warmest on record - US

Jun 21, 2013 - 9:40 AM

Many areas of the world experienced higher than average warmth including most of northern Siberia western Russia north and east Europe and central Australia

US experts see more warming after hot 2012

Jan 16, 2013 - 2:40 PM

The year 2012 marked the ninth or 10th warmest on record depending on the measurement Space agency NASA put the average temperature at 14 6 Celsius 58 3 Fahrenheit 0 6 degrees Celsius higher than in the 20th century

This map represents global temperature anomalies averaged from 2008 through 2012. Data source: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Visualization credit: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio

Ozone hole over Antarctic second smallest in two decades

Oct 25, 2012 - 8:35 AM

The seasonal hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic this year was the second smallest in two decades but still covered an area roughly the size of North America US experts said

Ozone hole max over Antarctica on Sept. 22, 2012. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

'Ernesto' upgraded to hurricane

Aug 08, 2012 - 7:41 AM

Ernesto became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season on Tuesday August 7 Wednesday August 8 in Manila as it moved toward the Yucatan Peninsula

Image courtesy of NOAA.

Climate change boosts odds of extreme weather: study

Jul 11, 2012 - 8:13 AM

Severe droughts floods and heat waves rocked the world last year as greenhouse gas levels climbed boosting the odds of some extreme weather events international scientists said Tuesday July 10

[Updated] 'Butchoy': Signal #1 over E. Samar

Jun 15, 2012 - 5:54 PM

Tropical storm Butchoy international codename Guchol maintains its strength as it moves closer to Eastern Visayas

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 11:32 p.m., 15 June 2012. Tropical storm Butchoy (international codename Guchol) can be seen at the lower right side of the image; rain clouds brought by the southwest monsoon can be seen at the upper right side. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Butchoy' now a severe tropical storm

Jun 14, 2012 - 5:40 PM

Bicol and Eastern Visayas will also feel the effects of the enhanced monsoon by Friday Fishermen and seafarers in these areas are also warned of rough seas

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 4:32 p.m., 14 June 2012. Severe tropical storm Butchoy (international codename Guchol) is at the lower right side of the image; rain clouds brought by the southwest monsoon are at the upper left side. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Butchoy' now in PH area of responsibility

Jun 14, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Tropical storm Butchoy has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility PAR Thursday morning

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 8:32 a.m., 14 June 2012. Tropical Storm Guchol is at the lower right hand side of the image. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

2011 was hot and wet

Jan 23, 2012 - 3:21 PM

First decade of the 21st century also hottest on record

HOT, HOT, HOT. A map visualizing temperature data for 2011. Reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower temperatures than the baseline average. (Data source: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Visualization credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)