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Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

Pacific hurricanes form off Mexico and head northwest into wide open ocean, so they don't usually do much damage to the continental U.S.

Air Quality Gets Worse as Temperatures Rise

Air Quality Gets Worse as Temperatures Rise

As temperatures go up, ground-level ozone goes up, making for poorer air quality. Check out the trend in various cities across the U.S.

Urban vs. Rural Heat

Urban vs. Rural Heat

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island. See details for 60 U.S. cities.

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 Outpacing Record Lows

Record Highs Outpacing Record Lows

On the decadal scale, the gap between highs and lows has been growing since the 1970s.

Record Highs Beating Record Lows

Record Highs Beating Record Lows

Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.

Poison Ivy in a Warming World

Poison Ivy in a Warming World

Scientists say increased CO2 emissions are making poison ivy worse.