Temperatures News

Drought drives corn prices to record high

Drought in America's Midwest drive corn prices to record highs on Thursday. Corn prices are up 62 percent since mid-June to due droughts and heatwaves affecting major corn-producing areas. The…

July 2012: hottest month in U.S. history

Year-to-date temperature, by month, for 2012 (red), compared to the other 117 years on record for the contiguous U.S., with the five ultimately warmest years (orange) and five ultimately coolest…

Second warmest May yet worldwide

May 2012 temperatures as compared to 1971-2000 base. Graph courtesy of NOAA. Last month was the second warmest May since record-keeping of global temperatures began 132 years ago. Globally, temperatures…

Oceans heating up for over 100 years

Line plot of global mean land-ocean temperature index, 1880 to present, with the base period 1951-1980. The black line is the annual mean and the red line is the five-year…

2010, not 1998, warmest year on record

An updated temperature analysis by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit has confirmed that 2010, not 1998, was the warmest year since record keeping…

NASA: 2011 ninth warmest year yet

Despite being a strong La Niña year, which tends to be cooler than the average year, 2011 was the ninth warmest year on record and the warmest La Niña yet,…

Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2011

Victories won by activists around the world tops our list of the big environmental stories of the year. In this photo: a young woman is placed in handcuffs and arrested…