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Welcome to Version 3.0

This latest version of ( Version 3.0, launched in October 2021) reflects changes to keep up with web technology trends as well as improvements to respond to formal and informal feedback from users. We've implemented the U.S. Web Design Standards from, and we've made the site fully responsive on mobile devices. We've added a more comprehensive universal navigation bar.

In addition, we're launching a customized search algorithm that suggests related content from across the site and offers multiple options for filtering and sorting search results to make it easier to find exactly what you want. Importantly, this new search tool integrates content from and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, allowing users to easily find related content from both sites. 

What's new on the home page?

  • The animated carousel of stories at the top of the page has been replaced with a static list that shows more stories.
  • The Global Climate Dashboard has been redesigned to show more indicators at a glance. Between an indicator's thumbnail image and its full explainer page, there is now an intermediate view that provides a "medium" amount of detail about a given climate indicator—perfect when you're looking for the latest facts and figures, but not a feature-length explainer article.
  • A new "Popular Sections" row offers a quick path to our most-viewed resources from all sections of the site. 
  • The "Explore" section describes the scope and intended audience for the different main sections of

What's new in News & Features?

  • The News & Features landing page has been designed to give you more to browse on a single screen.
  • For all those users who wrote to say, "But I just want to subscribe to [FILL IN THE BLANK]...", we've added individual RSS feeds to all the News & Features departments. You can access them from the Department landing pages and the site footer.
  • Other "behind the scenes" changes were made to our architecture to help us improve how we syndicate climate news, so we will be able to offer you even more stories from around our agency, and—down the road—from our federal, state, and tribal partners.

What's new in Maps & Data?

  • Wrestling with climate data can be challenging. We've layered the offerings in Maps and Data to put the most straightforward offerings (the new "Tools and Interactives") at the top of the page to help novice data users get their toes wet, while the data offerings increase in complexity as you travel down the page. 
  • We changed Data Snapshots from a widget to a thumbnail-based interface to allow for growth, and we've added two new datasets, Age of Arctic Sea Ice and Historic Probability of Large Wildfires.
  • We've included a more prominent display of the redesigned Global Climate Dashboard.
  • We've expanded the "Dataset Gallery" into the "Dataset Gallery and Advanced Tools" section to include data portals and other types of data interfaces. But as always, each dataset, portal, or tool includes an explanation of what it is, where the data comes from, and how to use it. 

What's new in Teaching Climate?

  • Educators and learners from all ages can explore Teaching Climate resources from across the portal using the “related content” function. This new tool is on all pages on the left menu and the bottom of the page. We heard educators wanted to use the entire portal to support their learners, so we made it easier to find what you're looking for. Let us know how we did.
  • Since 2012 the CLEAN collection has been syndicated to the Teaching Climate section. In the new design, additional content has been added to the section. The CLEAN guidance pages for Teaching Energy Science have been added. These pages offer easy-to-read explanations of science and policy, designed to step students through the key principles of energy. In the coming months, we will be adding more content.
  • The CLEAN collection of climate and energy educational resources are easier to search using the new WebLyzard search function. It will be much earlier to find climate and energy resources to support learners in the Teaching Climate section and from across the portal.
  • The “Trends in Our Changing Climate” section was migrated to the Teaching Climate section to support learners of all ages. Using the new Climate Dashboard they can explore data collected by satellites and other observation systems, or records from a range of physical, chemical, biological, geographical, social, economic, and historical sources to explore the impacts of climate.

What's new in the Climate Resilience Toolkit?

  • The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit recently published new sections featuring the Southeast and the Northern Great Plains. Each section features narratives, tools, and case studies related to the impacts of climate change and how people can build resilience to them. Along with the site's Steps to Resilience, the new sections can help people in these regions recognize their climate hazards, assess their vulnerabilities, and confront their climate risks.

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What do you think?

NOAA has been redesigned in response to user feedback and external assessment. If you have comments or suggestions about the new design, let us know. We're already looking ahead to our next round of improvements, and we welcome your input.