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States With the Most Billion-Dollar Disasters

States With the Most Billion-Dollar Disasters

These states have suffered the most billion-dollar weather and climate disasters since 1980.

A 2018 Summer of Extremes

A 2018 Summer of Extremes

From deluge to wildfires, summer 2018 was one of extremes in the U.S.

Smoke Wave Days in the Western U.S.

Smoke Wave Days in the Western U.S.

Smoke pollution from wildfires threatens the advancements the U.S. has made in cleaning its air.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Each state receives a conventional letter grade to illustrate its climate change preparedness overall and for five specific hazards: heat, drought, wildfires, inland & coastal flooding.

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.

Tripod Fire Satellite View

Tripod Fire Satellite View

The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.