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NCDC Releases July Climate Report

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 69.6°F, 1.1°F above the 20th century average, ranking as the 33rd warmest June in the 120-year period of record. The June national precipitation total was 3.62 inches, 0.69 inch above…

Still Not Guilty

Citigroup Pays $7 Billion to Settle Sub-Prime Mortgage Crimes by Dominic Rushe Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion on Monday to settle a federal investigation into the toxic mortgage products the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.…

Earth’s climate change measured from space

NASA this month successfully launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. OCO-2 will be collecting space-based global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with…