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Picture This: Hurricane Arthur & NYC Lightning

Picture This: Hurricane Arthur & NYC Lightning

There was definitely some pretty spectacular weather around the country this week, including a derecho, lots of lightning striking skyscrapers, and the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. In case you missed any of these events and the stunning photos they produced, we’ve got you covered: Here are our picks for some of the best weather… Read More

A Graphic Tale: July 4th Climate Extremes in Your City

A Graphic Tale: July 4th Climate Extremes in Your City

The glorious Fourth of July brings several things to mind: independence, fireworks, parades, cookouts — and hot weather. While the East Coast will be dealing with Arthur this holiday, many other parts of the country will be dealing with heat. The Fourth isn’t always a scorcher, but the record high temperature for the date in most parts of the … Read More

EPA Moves to Slash Methane at Landfills and Oil Wells

EPA Moves to Slash Methane at Landfills and Oil Wells

The federal government is proposing several small steps to reduce climate change-driving methane emissions in the U.S. — one related to landfills and the other to oil and gas wells on Native American reservations.… Read More

Map Shows When Summer Heat Peaks in Your Town

Map Shows When Summer Heat Peaks in Your Town

If you live in the Northeast, the hottest day of the year is likely still to come. However, Tucsonians (Tucsonites?), rejoice! Peak heat is likely behind you according to a new map released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). With the passing of the summer solstice, the days are now getting shorter in the northern hemisphere. But the dog … Read More

5 Graphics That Show U.S. Climate Change Costs

5 Graphics That Show U.S. Climate Change Costs

Tuesday’s ”Risky Business” report laid out the financial impacts of climate change on the U.S. economy. The report dubs climate change an “interest-only loan,” meaning future generations will be stuck paying for the consequences of climate change we’re fueling with current greenhouse gas emissions. Behind the much-publicized report that was present… Read More

New Report Puts Price Tag on Climate Change in U.S.

New Report Puts Price Tag on Climate Change in U.S.

NEW YORK — Climate change poses “multiple and significant risks” to the U.S. economy, particularly along coastlines and to the energy and agriculture sectors, a new report released Tuesday concludes. The report, the first to quantify the damage the American economy could sustain from unabated climate change, was compiled by the non-partisan Risky… Read More

Waves in the Atmosphere Fueling Extreme Weather

Waves in the Atmosphere Fueling Extreme Weather

The pattern of a wavy jet stream was a recurring theme in U.S. weather forecasts this winter as a particularly jagged one essentially split the country in two. While there is a debate over whether climate change causes that pattern, new research shows that the waviness does exacerbate extreme weather. The research, published in Nature Climate Chan… Read More

Summertime Blues? U.S. Seeing Red as Temps Rise

Summertime Blues? U.S. Seeing Red as Temps Rise

The summer solstice is right around the corner this Saturday and temperatures around the U.S. have started to rise to the occasion. But it’s not just a warmup from spring to summer that’s occurring: summer temperatures have been steadily rising since 1970. On average, temperatures have increased at a rate of about 0.4°F per decade in the… Read More