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Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

A look at which states were hit hardest by extreme climate and weather events in 2011.

Maps Show Quarter Million New Yorkers Reside Below Potential Storm Surge Level

Maps Show Quarter Million New Yorkers Reside Below Potential Storm Surge Level

Based on the 2010 Census and Climate Central's map analysis, climate change-related sea level rise has put more New Yorkers at risk of flooding from Hurricane Irene.

Plants and Climate Change

Plants and Climate Change

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

Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011

Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011

Photos from one of the worst tornado seasons to ever hit the U.S.

Mississippi and Ohio River Flooding

Mississippi and Ohio River Flooding

Striking photos from recent flooding of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Wildfires in the West

Wildfires in the West

In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.

In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

In a desert state like Nevada, heavy rains promote plant growth but can lead to more wildfires.

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.