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El Niño Could Bring Drought and Famine in West Africa

The global weather system that plays havoc with weather across the world could exacerbate region’s dry spell.

Moderately Cold Temps ‘More Deadly Than Heat Waves’

Study finds prolonged exposure to moderately cold temps kills more people than heat waves or freezing spells.

Monsoon Sets Up ‘Race Against the Clock’ in Nepal

In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, the arrival of the South Asian monsoon poses new problems.

Texas, Oklahoma Drought ‘All But Over’

Recent torrential rains have nearly wiped out the five-year drought in Texas and Oklahoma.

Bad News Keeps Flowing From Antarctica

The massive shelves of ice that ring Antarctica have been shrinking, leaving glaciers on the move.

Kansas Takes Air Out of Wind Power Mandate

The Kansas renewable power mandate may become a victim of its own success.

Past 12 Months Tied for Warmest on Record

The past 12 months, ending in April, were the warmest such stretch on record, going back 136 years.

Take a Look at One of the First Climate Models In Action

Climate models, they just don’t make ‘em like they used to (though that might not be a bad thing).

Climate Change May Put Power Grid at Risk in the West

The West should "climate proof" its power grid or risk electricity shortages, a new study says.

Heat is Piling Up in the Depths of the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is home to most of the heat that oceans have trapped over the past decade.

Canada Sets Goal to Cut Emissions by 2030

Canada plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Washington’s ‘Wet Drought’ Gets Worse

The "wet drought" plaguing Washington has prompted a statewide emergency declaration.

With Climate Change, Ticks Marching Farther and Earlier

In a warming world, the black-legged tick (a.k.a. deer tick) is peaking in mid-May instead of June.

May CO2 Peak Shows Trend Is Up, Up, Up

CO2 is about to reach its annual May peak, showing the seemingly inexorable rise in the greenhouse gas levels.

NY Fracking Report Underscores Quake, Climate Risks

New York cites climate, pollution and earthquake risks as major uncertainties swirling around fracking.

El Niño Gains Momentum, Could Bring Warmest Year

El Niño seems to be gaining steam, which could help make 2015 the warmest year on record.

The ABCs of Antarctic Ice Shelf Melting

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, the size of Scotland, is thinning from above and below.

Is Warming Changing Boundaries of Hurricane Season?

Scientists are starting to look at how warming might change the length of the hurricane season.

The Bright Side of 13 Years of Clouds in 1 Map

Combining 13 years of global cloud data leads to one spectacular image of our planet.

‘Steel on the Water’ Critical for Offshore Wind in U.S.

A project off Block Island could set the stage for other offshore wind projects along the East Coast.