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Watery Heatwave Cooks the Gulf of Maine
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Watery Heatwave Cooks the Gulf of Maine

Extreme water temperatures in 2018 fit with a much longer trend in the region, which is among the fastest-warming parts of the global ocean.

Published Sep 12, 2018

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“Snow Swamp” on Lowell Glacier
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“Snow Swamp” on Lowell Glacier

A large expanse of snow on the Canadian glacier melted in just four days due to warm temperatures.

Published Sep 6, 2018

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Net Radiation

Net radiation is the balance between incoming and outgoing energy at the top of the atmosphere. It is the total energy available to influence climate after light and heat are reflected, absorbed, or emitted by clouds and land.

Jun 2006 — Jul 2018

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Smoky Skies in North America
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Smoky Skies in North America

Winds carried thick plumes of smoke and pollution across the United States and Canada.

Published Aug 17, 2018

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Smoke Blankets British Columbia
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Smoke Blankets British Columbia

Hundreds of fires are burning in the Canadian province.

Published Aug 15, 2018

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