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Picture This: Lucky Lightning Photo & Crazy Bug Swarm

Check out one lucky photo of a lightning strike, along with an apocalyptic-looking swarm of insects on radar.

Number of ‘Hot Days’ Are on the Rise: See Your City

“Hot days” are likely to happen much more often if we continue to pump CO2 into the atmosphere.

El Niño in 90 Seconds

So who or what is this El Nino that meteorologists warn may affect our weather in a big way?

Why Do We Care So Much About El Niño?

The obsessive attention to the state of the latest El Niño comes from the major global impacts it can have.

Star Wars Meets the IPCC Report

Climate change gets the Star Wars treatment. Is the force strong with this idea?

Celebrate NASA Satellite’s Birthday With 5 Amazing Pics

The longest continuously-collected satellite dataset in the world turns 42 years old today.

Court Ruling May Reverberate on ‘Social Cost’ of Carbon

The climate costs of carbon emissions from any new fossil fuel project on public land will have to be calculated.

Driven by Ocean Heat, World Sets Mark for Hottest June

Oceans were the hottest they've been on record this June, leading to a month of record heat across the world.

Renewables Revolution Could be in Management, Not Tech

Renewables revolution over the next decade may exist in how power is managed, not in new technology.

U.S. and China Lead the Way on Carbon Capture & Storage

A new China-U.S. agreement looks like giving much-needed stimulus to development of the technology.

6 Degrees: Costly Weather, Drought, Fires and the Heat

Extreme weather dominates the top climate stories that happened this week and there's a quiz too.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Picture This: Twin Waterspouts and Amazing Aurora

In this week's Picture This, we've got an amazing aurora Vine, a typhoon's mean eye, and twin waterspouts.

What’s Behind Super Typhoon’s Rapid Intensification?

Rammasun looked ragged after its trip over the Philippines, but became a Super Typhoon before hitting China.

Planet is Running a Temp: State of the Climate ‘Check-Up’

A new report -- the latest checkup on the health of the global climate system -- says the planet is running a temperature.

Fires in NW Territories in Line with ‘Unprecedented’ Burn

The wildfires searing the Northwest Territories could be a harbinger of things to come in a warming world.

Weather Disasters Have Cost the Globe $2.4 Trillion

A new report shows just how costly climate- and weather-related disasters are across the globe.

Six Months In and Sizzling California Sets Record

January-June 2014 was the warmest first half to a year in California, helping fuel the state's drought.

Groundwater Is Drought Lifeline for California Farmers

Groundwater has helped farmers trying to survive the California drought, but losses are still heavy.

Polar Vortex or Not, Cooler Temps Invade Eastern U.S.

At the hottest point of the summer, a collision of air masses has sent cooler temps invading the eastern U.S.

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It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.