• Typical weather patterns in the U.S. during El Niño years. However, these trends can vary significantly across different El Niño events.  Photo credit: The Weather Channel

    The science behind El Niño

    Published on September 25, 2015

    What drives the climate phenomena with the power to impact weather across the globe.

  • Forest evolution

    Published on March 4, 2015

    Climate change is certain to create new physical environments for forests. Forests will certainly take on new forms. What, exactly, those forms will be has researchers and resource managers thinking.

  • Photo: Land and Ocean Temperature Percentiles, NOAA

    You vacation based on climate, but you pack based on weather

    Published on February 9, 2015

    While 2014 was reported as the warmest year on record globally, the Great Lakes region experienced one of the coldest winters on record last year. What gives? The answer lies in the difference between weather and climate.

  • Climate change and its effects on natural resources

    Published on October 22, 2014

    The impact of climate change and the growth in population is putting stress on the world's natural resources. Learn how MSU Extension is helping to tackle this growing problem.