For centuries, sailors have told tales of milky seas – huge swaths of ocean glowing on dark nights, seen in blue in this false–color satellite image.
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When conditions are just right in some parts of the Indian Ocean, a type of bacteria will multiply and start to glow. Satellites are helping scientists study these milky seas for the first time.
Storms hitting at high tide can quickly flood streets.
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Done right, managed retreat redesigns communities to be better for everyone. Here’s how it’s evolving for the future.
Sunrise in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
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The US is shifting to a new set of climate ‘normals’ – data sets averaged over the past 30 years. But normal is a relative concept in a time of climate change.
A blue shark in the Channel Islands off California.
You won’t see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
Cars sit submerged in water from Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas.
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The usual way we calculate the economic damage of natural disasters underestimates their true toll – which is key to understanding the costs of climate change.
One of two underwater gliders is deployed from a research ship into Antarctic waters.
Sending autonomous vehicles to the Southern Ocean can be fraught with anxiety, especially if one of them doesn’t make radio contact when it’s supposed to.
Federal and university employees normally work side by side on many big science projects.
Lots of academic scientists collaborate with federal employees and resources on their research projects. And at the moment they can’t. A climatologist explains the bind they’re in.
Flooding due to climate change may make coastal homes less valuable.
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Coastal real estate prices appear to be taking a hit, but mostly in neighborhoods with more climate change believers.
Hurricane Irma descends on the Caribbean islands.
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Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
Victoria was one of several states to suffer bushfires as temperatures soared in late 2015.
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2015 was the world’s hottest year on record. The US State of the Climate report has rounded up the litany of temperature and other records that were broken all over the globe.
For the first time, the February monthly average carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory have passed 400ppm.
We have hit a new milestone in carbon dioxide levels: the average for February topped 400ppm. It’s the first time this has happened in the northern winter, when levels are typically lower than in summer.