The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.
The number of big fires has shot up since 1970, with the largest number occurring during the years with the highest temperatures.
A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.
From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.
A look at which states were hit hardest by extreme climate and weather events in 2011.
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.
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.