1. Mudslide on I-70 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon.

    Drenching rains pose greater threat to fire-damaged areas in West

    The western US is facing a greatly heightened risk of extreme rain-after-fire events, which can cause mudslides, flash floods, and significant destruction.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. New study highlights wide-ranging impacts of climate change

    A major new international study shows that the impact of climate change is apparent in nearly all aspects of the climate system with the potential for major impacts on society and vulnerable ecosystems.

    • Climate

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  3. A view out the window of the GV over the Southern Ocean

    Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink

    The Southern Ocean is indeed a significant carbon sink — absorbing a large amount of the excess carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities — according to a new study led by NCAR.

    • Climate

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  4. Scientists reconstruct climate since last ice age

    Scientists have reconstructed Earth's climate in the 24,000 years since the last ice age, highlighting key drivers of climate change and the influence of human activity.

    • Climate

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  5. Smoke from factory

    Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere

    Warming temperatures near Earth's surface are playing an increasing role in pushing up the height of the tropopause.

    • Climate

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