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Western Snowpack Trends

Western spring snowpack has been below normal six of the past seven years, meaning less water during the traditionally dry summer months.…

There’s Trouble Brewing For Beer in a Warming World

Climate change is affecting the key elements in beer production: hops, barley, and water.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate storie…

The Number and Cost of Weather Disasters is Increasing in the U.S.

As the climate changes, the number and cost of weather disasters is increasing in the U.S.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

The Sixth Mass Extinction of Wildlife Also Threatens Global Food Supplies

The foundation of our food supplies are as endangered as wildlife but get almost no attention, a new report reveals.

More Downpours in the U.S.

The number of days with more than 3+ inches of rain is increasing in the U.S.

Climate Extremes Index

Extreme weather is happening more often in a warming world, especially in the past few years.

These Major Weather Events Defined Summer 2017

While Harvey was the most damaging weather event this summer, there were other extremes in the U.S.

2017 Summer Review

See how the summer temperatures and rainfall compared to normal this year in these cities.

Here’s How Climate Change is a ‘Death Sentence’ in Afghanistan’s Highlands

Global warming should be taken as seriously as fighting insurgents, say those witnessing the savage impacts.

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West

The Western wildfire season is off to a busy start, as rising temperatures fuel more and larger wildfires.

This Map Shows Warming’s Fingerprints on Weather

A new, interactive map shows where studies have found a discernible role for warming in extreme weather events.

Warming May Turn Africa’s Arid Sahel Green: Researchers

One of Africa's driest regions - the Sahel - could turn greener if the planet warms more than 2 degrees Celsius.

Climate Change Could Disrupt Food ‘Chokepoints’

Weather-related disruptions at so-called "chokepoints" could limit global food supplies and push up prices.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

Climate change may be altering the characteristics and impacts of drought across the U.S.

Warming Could Push Earth’s Rains Northward

Rain belts could be pushed northward as the Northern Hemisphere warms faster than the Southern Hemisphere.

Climate Change Could Slash Staple Crops

Extreme weather is estimated to cut production of major crops by 23 percent over the next 30 years.

Warmer Temperatures Drying the Rio Grande

Rising temperatures are causing less of each winter’s snowpack to flow down a major river as water.

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

After years of widespread, intense drought, the U.S. is experiencing its smallest drought footprint since 2000.

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Skating on Thin Arctic Ice: Winter Submarine and satellite data since 1980 show steady shrinking

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