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State Temperature Trends Since 1st Earth Day

State Temperature Trends Since 1st Earth Day

Every state in the U.S. has warmed since the first Earth Day, although the rate of warming varies. Check out how much it’s warmed in your state.

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

10 Warmest Years on Record Globally

10 Warmest Years on Record Globally

The 10 warmest years on record globally have all happened since 1998, with 2014 on top as the warmest of all.

California Drought Intensifies

California Drought Intensifies

The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record highs have outpaced record lows by a bigger margin each decade since the 1960s.

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

The number of big fires has shot up since 1970, with the largest number occurring during the years with the highest temperatures.

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

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.