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West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

Extreme rain and snow will hit the West Coast more often as the climate changes, scientists found.

Hot, Dry Weather Could Cut Into California’s Snowpack

An unwelcome dose of heat and dry weather is coming to California, putting snowpack in jeopardy.

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

The weather patterns that normally bring rain to the Southwest have been disappearing.

El Niño Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

Even though El Niño-fueled storms have brought rain and snow to California, the state remains in intense drought.

What You Need to Know About Zika And Climate Change

Zika virus has spread rapidly. This is what you need to know about the role of climate change.

Warmer Indian Ocean Could Be ‘Ecological Desert’

Rapid warming in the Indian Ocean is playing an important role in reducing phytoplankton up to 20 percent.

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

From disappearing ice sheets to rising temperature to megadroughts, these are the top climate science studies.

El Niño Could Usher in a Decade of Stronger Events

Scientists have a message for everyone bracing for one of the strongest El Niño events on record: get used to it.

Earth Has Lost a Third of Arable Land in Past 40 Years

Major concerns have been raised about degraded soil amid surging global demand for food.

Decline of Tropical Animals Could Hasten Climate Change

The disappearance of large animals from tropical forests could hurt forests' ability to store carbon.

Conflict Makes Nations Vulnerable to Climate Impacts

Researchers have found that conflict makes people more vulnerable to climate impacts.

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, dro…

Climate Matters: States At Risk

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card summarizes the changing nature of key threats and corresponding levels of preparedness in…

State-level Preparedness Report Cards

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

States At Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

U.S. Thirst for Oil Straining International Water Supplies

U.S. energy demand strains global water supplies in a warming world.

The Shum Show: Record Heat Across the Globe

There's record heat around the globe, and the globe as a whole is getting hot.

Potential El Niño Winter Impacts

With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.

Rain Needed to Bust the Drought

Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.

Climate Matters: What Will it Take to Break the Drought?

California and the Southern Plain states illustrate how droughts can form in very different ways.

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