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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.

Longer Frost-Free Seasons

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Longer Frost-Free Seasons

Since 1970, much of the U.S. has seen the frost-free season get longer, on the backdrop of rising temperatures across the country.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

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Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.

Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

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Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.

Plants and Climate Change

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Plants and Climate Change

A visual look at six plant species that are already being affected by climate change.

Future Renewable Fuel Standard Targets

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Future Renewable Fuel Standard Targets

Renewable Fuel Standards designate the minimum levels at which several categories of biofuel are consumed through 2022.