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Another Intense Summer of Fires in Siberia

08.07.2020
Following an active 2019 season, fires in 2020 have again been abundant, widespread, and have produced abnormally large carbon emissions.

Gearing Up for an Active 2020 Hurricane Season

07.20.2020
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures and a potential La Niña set the stage for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season.

Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia

06.24.2020
Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of an unusually long-lived heat wave.

Simulations Probe Sun’s Effects on Climate

06.16.2020
To investigate complex, remaining questions about how radiation from the Sun affects Earth’s climate, Duke University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientists ran century-long simulations under a variety of solar conditions at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Preparing to Make Waves

06.04.2020
NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission has successfully passed its design reviews and moved into its construction and testing phase, preparing to advance the fields of global ocean and atmospheric science when it launches in 2023.

A Fiery Month in Zulia

04.29.2020
After dry weather parched the soil and vegetation, large fires burned in the northwestern Venezuela state.

#EarthDayAtHome with NASA

04.16.2020
Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations.

NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

04.10.2020
As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving our home planet’s environment...

New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

04.06.2020
NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe.

NASA Science Keeps the Lights On

04.02.2020
Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing. With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to COVID-19, the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.

Statement on NASA Goddard’s Coronavirus Prep Actions

03.13.2020
Goddard has canceled all non-mission-essential visits to its facilities. Goddard also is closing its Visitor Centers at Greenbelt and at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

Media Invited to Inside Look at NASA Marine Cloud Study

02.20.2020
Media are invited to preview a NASA airborne science campaign to help improve weather and climate predictions at 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 25, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

World of Change: Global Temperatures

01.29.2020
The average global temperature has increased by a little more than 1 degree Celsius since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975.

How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

01.24.2020
Thousands of computers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA's Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life.

Growth of a Summer Storm

01.17.2020
Afternoon thunderstorms are a typical phenomenon during summer in Western Australia.

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

01.15.2020
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2019 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

01.10.2020
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2019 during a media teleconference at 12:15 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 15.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

12.05.2019
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

NASA to Showcase Science and Engineering Achievements at Annual Supercomputing Conference

11.12.2019
From surveying life on Earth to exploring the far reaches of space, researchers from across NASA and university and industry partners will highlight their latest findings, made possible by the agency’s supercomputers, at SC19—the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 18 to 22 in Denver, CO.

Smoke Blankets Borneo

09.18.2019
Fires burning in peat deposits in Indonesia release gases and particles that have consequences for public health and the climate.

A Devastating Stall by Hurricane Dorian

09.04.2019
A remarkable slowdown led to a prolonged lashing from winds, waves, and rain that devastated Grand Bahama Island.

NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Moves Forward

08.28.2019
Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission passed its preliminary design review in August 2019, meaning the team can create its final designs and prepare for construction and testing.

Philippine Airborne Campaign Targets Weather, Climate Science

08.26.2019
NASA's P-3 science aircraft soared above the Manila skyline on Monday to begin a nearly two-month-long investigation into how smoke from fires changes clouds, a key factor in improving weather and climate forecasts.

A Drier Future Sets the Stage for More Wildfires

07.09.2019
NASA eye on Earth's freshwater includes its absence, and understanding how drought conditions set the stage for fires.

Earth’s Freshwater Future: Extremes of Flood and Drought

06.13.2019
As the satellite data record continues to get longer and more detailed, scientists are beginning to see emerging trends in how climate change is shifting the distribution of water around the planet.
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