Brenda Ekwurzel

This week the US Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation holds the nomination hearing of Wilbur Ross for Secretary of the Department of Commerce. If confirmed, Ross will take the...

Since 2006, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an annual peer-reviewed assessment of the Arctic. The tenth assessment was released on December 13, 2016. Arctic...

Word has it that the NASA Earth Science program is on the chopping block. Bad decision! The NASA Earth Science program provides information about the Earth that plays a vital role in our scientific...

Losing all the ice shelves of Antarctica would be like losing each flying buttress that supported a gothic building. Collapse is the inevitable result. The question is how fast is the collapse in the...

The dangers of seawater bursting into neighborhoods can be quite unexpected for those who have never experienced a hurricane of the immense power of Matthew . Large wind-driven waves riding on top of...

The State of the Climate in 2015 assessment, just released by the American Meteorological Society, has confirmed that 2015 clocked in with the highest global sea level for Earth over the satellite...

In these recent hot summer days, as my colleague Xinnan Zhu was walking outside exposed to the outdoor temperature of nearly 100°F, she felt like she was going to melt like an ice cube under the sun...

The US National Weather Service heat index forecast for June 18, 2016 looks scary. It indicates a dangerous situation that everyone who lives in the red areas in the map below should take steps to...

As I make calls and send messages to friends who are in the path of torrential rains and dangerous flooding these past days, I know that even if they turn out to be out of harm’s way, many...

This past week, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2015 annual meeting was abuzz with discussion of El Niño 3.4 and the Arctic Oscillation . No wonder. These indicators are clues to how major...

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