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Arctic Blast Blankets Eastern US in Ice and Snow (Photo)
Snowy East Coast
February 20th, 2015
An Arctic blast sweeping across the East Coast, from Canada south to Florida, left much of the country blanketed in ice and snow this week.
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2014 Was Earth's Hottest Year On Record
2014 Temperature Anomalies
January 16th, 2015
Global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since 1880.
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Hottest Year Ever: 5 Places Where 2014 Temps Really Cooked
Earth
December 30th, 2014
A look at five places that will help push 2014 into the global warming record books.
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Some Racing Raindrops Break Their 'Speed Limit'
Close-up image of rainfall on asphalt.
February 18th, 2015
The radical raindrops travel faster than their terminal velocity, surprising scientists who aren't sure how the droplets are able to fall from the skies so quickly. The finding could mess with rainfall and erosion estimates, the researchers added.
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2014 Hottest Year Ever? Scientists Unveil Data Today
Global temps Nov. 2014
January 15th, 2015
Today (Jan. 16), climate scientists are expected to announce that global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since 1880.
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Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now
Glacier National Park
October 21st, 2014
Weather extremes, from intense rains in the western United States to flooding in the northeast, are directly tied to a warming climate.
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Putting Tablet Users in the Pilot Seat
torm Evader App plane navigation

January 27th, 2015
Undergraduates designed Storm Evader to teach students about weather while teaching problem-solving skills.
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Drought-Tracking Satellite to Blast Off This Month
SMAP satellite
January 9th, 2015
The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, planned to launch on Jan. 29, will improve drought tracking in the United States and around the world.
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Beyond the Vortex: A Winter Wonderland of Cause & Effect (Op-Ed)
Snow storm warning, weather, polar vortex, jet stream, weather extremes
November 26th, 2014
November 2014 has been a month for the weather record books – but why?
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