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Lightning-Caused Wildfires

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun

Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun

Climate change can be natural, but what’s happening now can’t be explained by natural forces.

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.

Pollen Searches are on the Rise

Pollen Searches are on the Rise

Online searches for the word"pollen" have gone through the roof this spring, and if you know anyone with seasonal allergies (and who doesn't?) this isn't surprising.

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.

Geoengineering Methods

Geoengineering Methods

From snatching carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air like trees do, to launching giant mirrors into space, scientists are researching a wide variety of technologies to artificially slow global warming.

Drought and Climate in the American West

Drought and Climate in the American West

Lake Mead is at a record low level, a stark symbol of increased water demand and a stubborn drought in the West. Will conditions persist and the reservoir sink farther? Scientist David McGee reveals how he looks for the answers by studying past dry spells.

A Tale of Two Coasts

A Tale of Two Coasts

Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.