This Warm Ocean "Blob" May Be One Cause Of North America's Wacky Weather

For the past two years, climate scientists have tracked a large and circular patch of unusually warm water off the Northeast U.S. Pacific Coast that doesn't seem to want to go away. Dubbed "the blob", it has now been linked to the strange weather recently experienced across North America.
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Our Planet Just Experienced The Warmest Start To The Year On Record

The climate figures for February are out, and it doesn't look good. According to a new NOAA report, global average temperature over both land and ocean surfaces for February was the second highest for the month since recordkeeping began. What's more, we just experienced the warmest year-to-date (Jan-Feb) on record. » 3/18/15 11:30am 3/18/15 11:30am

Unusual Land Temperatures Reveal A Winter Of Stark Contrasts

If last month's weather seemed a bit off to you, you're right. Depending on which half of North America you dwell, February was characterized by either bitter cold and winter storms, or unusually warm temperatures. This new map from NASA shows just how anomalous — and divided — our current winter has been. » 3/10/15 7:20am 3/10/15 7:20am

An Astounding Amount Of Saharan Dust Fuels The Amazon Basin

Using satellite data, NASA scientists have created the first-ever 3D model showing just how much dust makes its way from the Saharan Desert to the Amazon forest. Incredibly, this dust is seeding the rain forest with an essential nutrient, an indication of just how interconnected these disparate regions really are. » 2/24/15 9:40am 2/24/15 9:40am

The Northeastern U.S. Was Ravaged By "Monstrous" Hurricanes Just…

A new analysis shows that the northeast corner of what is now the United States was slammed by at least 23 severe hurricanes from the years 250 to 1150, many of them reaching category 3 and 4 status. Researchers say these hurricanes, which formed in relatively warm seas, could be a harbinger of things to come. » 2/13/15 11:20am 2/13/15 11:20am