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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.

Young Scientists Tackle Summer Work

July 20, 2018

Across disciplines, many young scientists immerse themselves in summer projects that address a variety of environmental challenges and needs.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 17, 2018

July 19, 2018

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

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2018

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.

On This Day: Papua New Guinea Tsunami of 1998

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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 10, 2018

July 12, 2018

According to the July 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 25.4% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2018

July 9, 2018

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

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 3, 2018

July 5, 2018

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

Bold Stripes, Bright Stars, Warm Climate

July 2, 2018

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

June 2018 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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 26, 2018

June 28, 2018

According to the June 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 24.1% of the United States.