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Mayflower: First, ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline Spill; Now, Deadly Tornado Destroys Arkansas Town

Steve Horn | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil's Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, sending hundreds of...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: What Role Do Clouds Play In Climate Change? | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

Most of us learned all about clouds in grade school -- from the different types of clouds there are in the sky to how they form. But for climate scien...

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

Xcel Energy Critiques Boulder's Case For Municipalization

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 09.15.2013 | Denver

On the 10th floor of an office building in downtown Denver, some 60 technicians, traders and meteorologists keep a careful eye -- 24 hours a day, seve...

Heat From Cities Has Far Ranging Effects On Climate: NCAR

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 03.30.2013 | Denver

Heat generated through everyday activities in one urban setting can affect the jet stream and other atmospheric systems, according to a new study in w...

Are Thunderstorms 'Ozone Factories'?

Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

From Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Thunderstorms not only clobber the Earth's surface with heavy rain and lightning, they al...

Study Indicates A Greater Threat Of Extreme Weather

The New York Times | JUSTIN GILLIS | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

New research suggests that global warming is causing the cycle of evaporation and rainfall over the oceans to intensify more than scientists had expec...

Study: Economy Is Not 'Weatherproof'

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 08.22.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- The day-to-day weather may be the source of lots of small talk, but that comes at a big price. A study released by the National Center ...

California's Global Warming Law Is Here to Stay

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On Tuesday November 2 the voters of California will not capitulate to big Texas Oil interest.

Trees Absorb Pollution Much Better Than Expected

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Some common and dangerous air pollutants found in cities can be absorbed by plants at far greater rates than ever suspected. ...

Is Americans' Climate Ignorance a Tragedy or an Opportunity?

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Everyone wants to pour their climate message into the chasm of ignorance, including Glenn Beck and possibly an oil-backed group of Evangelicals, who push the notion climate change is a "false religion."

Parting The Red Sea: The Scientific Explanation (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado have produced a computer graphic that offers a possible sci...

Boulder's National Center For Atmospheric Research: Planes Make It Rain

9News | Anastasiya Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER - Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder figured out that planes often inadvertently affect weather when flying...

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Boulder's National Center For Atmospheric Research Predicts Spread To The Atlantic

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The oil that has been gushing out of a broken well in the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month will likely reach the Atlantic Ocean and then travel up...

Heaviest Hailstone In North America Comes to Boulder Lab

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (AP); North America's heaviest hailstone ever might also be its most-traveled. A 1-pound, 15-ounce hailstone that fell in Vivian, S....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Climate-Change Program To Aid Poor Nations Is Shut

New York Times | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, an important hub for work on the causes and consequences of climate change, has shut down a program focu...