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There’s a lot going on at NCEI. Discover more about us and Earth’s climate, oceans, coasts, and geophysics in these featured news stories.

News

Photo of spring desert wildflowers in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California
August 1, 2018
We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2017 report, an assessment of the world’s climate system.
Picture of two Hollings Scholars at NCEI in 2018
July 20, 2018
Across disciplines, many young scientists immerse themselves in summer projects that address a variety of environmental challenges and needs.
Jul 19, 2018

According to the July 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 26.3% of the United States.

Photo of a lake landscape at sunset
July 18, 2018

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for June 2018 was the fifth highest on record for the month of June.

Papua New Guinea Structure Damage
July 17, 2018

On the evening of July 17, 1998, a 7 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, followed by a series of three deadly tsunami waves.

Jul 12, 2018
According to the July 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.4% of the United States.
Photo of Yosemite National Park in California
July 9, 2018

During June 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 71.5°F, 3.0°F above the 20th century average.

Jul 5, 2018

According to the July 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.8% of the United States.

Photo of an American flag in the sky
July 2, 2018

In honor of Independence Day, we take a look at typical July climate conditions and Climate Normals for several patriotic locations.

Preview image of Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks
June 29, 2018

The June 2018 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.