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Big Welcome Storm Headed California’s Way

Big Welcome Storm Headed California’s Way

While a Nor’easter is currently causing misery from Washington, D.C., to Boston, in the form of rain and snow on the busiest travel day of the year, another, perhaps more welcome, storm is set to hit the West Coast later this holiday weekend. That storm is expected to bring desperately needed rains and snow to parts of California. The state has… Read More

Here’s How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

Here’s How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

Climate change is being felt locally, through floods, heatwaves and other meteorological maladies, but there’s little sense in leaving the mammoth task of climate adaptation to local communities to figure out for themselves. That’s why the Obama Administration convened a panel of local, state and tribal leaders last year to advise the federal gove… Read More

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

South and east of Brazil's famous Amazon, the air becomes dryer and the humid rainforest gives way to emerald green patches of irrigated pasture carved from scrubby woods and native grasslands. This is a different kind of forest, hidden in plain sight and far more threatened than the Amazon. Known as the Cerrado, it is the largest, most biological … Read More

NASA, Other Data Show Globe Had Warmest October

NASA, Other Data Show Globe Had Warmest October

For the third month in a row, global temperatures reached record territory according to newly available data from NASA. And if one global temperature record isn’t enough, the Japanese Meteorological Agency also provided new data on Friday that showed the warmest October on record. Data from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) show this … Read More

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

Learn about oil field fugitives, monster tornadoes and more in this week's slideshow of top climate news. … Read More

No Recovery, But a Sliver of Drought Gain for Calif.

No Recovery, But a Sliver of Drought Gain for Calif.

The phrase “abnormally dry” might conjure up a skin condition or your preferred type of martini. But it might just be the most positive words uttered in months about California’s relentless drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday, a tiny sliver of the Golden State is no longer in drought, the first time that’s happened sinc… Read More

Waiting for El Niño. Still. Again.

Waiting for El Niño. Still. Again.

The climate phenomenon known as El Niño, which can alter weather patterns around the globe, still isn’t here. Eight months and counting . . . And there’s the possibility that it might not form at all, which should not come as a surprise given the tease it’s been. Consider: March: The first watch was issued, with a 50 percent chance it would arrive… Read More

2014 Will Go Down As Hottest In California’s History

2014 Will Go Down As Hottest In California’s History

Book it: This year will go down as the hottest in California’s history. With just two months left in the year, there’s a better than 99 percent chance that 2014 will be the warmest year on record for California, according to National Weather Service meteorologists. The state has been baking in above-average temperatures all year — setting a… Read More