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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.



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Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:09:00 -0500

The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by midcentury. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.



This Year's Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:56:00 -0500

Scientists say they see the fingerprint of climate change in these storms, but it's too soon to say whether this is a new normal.



The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts — Not Just How Fast

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Identifying where ice melts can help cities in planning for a future with elevated sea levels. In New York City, the sea level would be affected more by melting ice in northern Greenland than Canada.



Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:55:00 -0500

Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.



As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Delegates to the annual international climate meeting held by the U.N. are struggling to forge a unified approach to slowing climate change. Meanwhile, emissions of greenhouse gases keep rising.



Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:53:00 -0500

As researchers and engineers analyze the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it's becoming clear that Houston's runaway development had a big role to play in flooding.



Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:36:00 -0400

The U.S. government's most comprehensive climate report to date is at odds with the statements made by President Trump and his Cabinet.



What Would Aliens Make Of NASA's Voyager?

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:08:52 -0400

Forty years ago, NASA sent two spacecraft into space with images and recordings from Earth. To test whether aliens would be able to hear them, scientists ran the messages by animals, as proxies.



Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:32:00 -0400

With the help of federal flood insurance, many homeowners will rebuild after disasters. Some properties already have flooded many times. It'd be cheaper to buy owners out, but that's not happening.



Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:54:00 -0400

The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.



How Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricanes

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:06:00 -0400

As Irma approaches the U.S. and Jose spins in the Atlantic, many are wondering what hurricanes' connection to climate change might be.



Hurricanes Are Sweeping The Atlantic. What's The Role Of Climate Change?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:19:00 -0400

Warmer waters and air are playing a role in this year's monster storms.



Early Data From Harvey Shows Epic Flooding

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 21:56:27 -0400

Government flood maps may need to be redrawn following Harvey. That, in turn, could have implications for insurers.



Researchers Explore New Methods To Quantify Power Of Storms After Harvey

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

As Harvey continues to dump damaging rain on the south, some researchers are looking at new ways to quantify the power of a big storm.



Trump Policies Could Undermine Post-Harvey Rebuilding

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:32:00 -0400

President Trump pledged to rebuild Houston and Texas bigger and better than ever. However, he has also proposed eliminating federal flood mapping and the federal government's top disaster agency.