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Hotter Years, More Fires

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Hotter Years, More Fires

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

Early Spring Impacts

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Early Spring Impacts

An early spring can disrupt plant & animal behaviors and make it more difficult on farming.

Spring Ahead: Warmer Temperatures Arriving Earlier

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Spring Ahead: Warmer Temperatures Arriving Earlier

On the current greenhouse emissions path, spring may start an average of three weeks earlier by 2100.

Change in the Growing Season

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Change in the Growing Season

Climate change is bound to alter the length of the growing season.

Planting Zones Heading North

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Planting Zones Heading North

As temperatures rise, planting zones are on the move.

Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

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Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

All regions of the continental U.S. have seen the frost-free season, defined as the stretch between the last below-32°F reading in the spring and the first in the fall, grow longer.

Spring Snow Cover

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Spring Snow Cover

While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less overall spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.