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100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including increased heat.

Early Spring Impacts

Early Spring Impacts

An early spring can disrupt plant & animal behaviors and make it more difficult on farming.

Spring Ahead: Warmer Temperatures Arriving Earlier

Spring Ahead: Warmer Temperatures Arriving Earlier

On the current greenhouse emissions path, spring may start an average of three weeks earlier by 2100.

Cold Nights on the Decline

Cold Nights on the Decline

Take a look at how cold nights have been trending for various cities across the U.S.

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin — lifeblood of the Southwest — appears headed for a day of reckoning.

Southwest Drought Predictions

Southwest Drought Predictions

Glen MacDonald, of UCLA, talks about the threat of drought in the Southwest and what it means for water supply.

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.