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.
Photos from one of the worst tornado seasons to ever hit the U.S.
In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.
In a desert state like Nevada, heavy rains promote plant growth but can lead to more wildfires.
In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.
Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.
Recent human activity is having such a significant environmental impact on the planet that we may be entering a new geologic epoch, known as the Anthropocene.
With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin Ã¢Â€Â” lifeblood of the Southwest Ã¢Â€Â” appears headed for a day of reckoning.