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FAQs | Jan 26, 2015

How do snowflakes get their shape?

Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.

Blogs | FAQs | Jan 18, 2015

What are cloud streets?

Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!

Blogs | Jan 17, 2015

Arctic continues to warm at twice global rate

NOAA’s 2014 Arctic Report Card shows that amplified warming in the Arctic is leading to changes across the land and sea.

Blogs | Dec 29, 2014

Top 10 new species of 2014

Thousands of new species are discovered each year. This year’s notable finds include an Antarctic sea anemone and a leaf-tailed gecko.

Blogs | Dec 26, 2014

Tree ring study shows California’s drought worst in 1,200 years

Scientists say California’s drought is being driven by low (but not unprecedented) precipitation and record high temperatures.

Science Wire | Dec 16, 2014

Why does Earth have four seasons?

Many believe Earth’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. But that is not the case.

Blogs | Dec 11, 2014

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count starts December 14 and runs through January 5. It’s free and anyone can participate, but you have to sign up in advance. Here’s how.

Blogs | Dec 11, 2014

Is El Nino here? Not quite yet, scientists say

Despite warm waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the latest update from NOAA explains why El Nino has still not fully developed.

ISS, as captured by Dave Walker
Blogs | Dec 09, 2014

How to spot the International Space Station

Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.

Blogs | Dec 01, 2014

Scientists identify mysterious killer of millions of sea stars

Densovirus is the likely culprit behind sea-star wasting disease, which has killed millions of sea stars along North America’s west coast.