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The hurricane and the saildrone

Understanding the secrets of a warming ocean means steering straight into the biggest hurricanes. Enter the saildrone.
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La Niña has ended, and El Niño may be on the way

The climate pattern that tends to bring drier, warmer conditions to the southern half of the United States and wetter weather to the northern half has ended, NOAA said Thursday.
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Why 23 dead whales have washed up on the East Coast since December

Another humpback whale was spotted dead late Monday, floating near a shipping channel between New York and New Jersey, the 13th whale found in the two states in three months.
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Battling lava and snowstorms to keep a climate project alive

Ever since an eruption in Hawaii halted a long-running record of carbon dioxide, scientists have found ways to carry on — atop a neighboring volcano.
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‘Polar vortex’ got you baffled? Try this extreme-weather guide

A handy explanation of some of the newer climatological verbiage.
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Dying and dead seabirds on Alaska coast expose growing threats of climate change: "The food chain is changing rapidly"

NOAA's annual "Arctic Report Card" documents changes in a region warming faster than anywhere else on Earth.
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Citizen scientists map urban heat down to the block level

Thousands of volunteers have taken part in a federal agency-led initiative to better understand where US cities’ hot zones are.