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Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

Intense drought and powerful winds conspired to whip a massive wildfire that endangered Gatlinburg, Tenn.

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Drought is fueling large wildfires in the Southeast, but the future of wildfires there in a warming climate is murky.

La Niña Arrives, Likely to Exacerbate Southern Drought

La Niña has arrived and will tip the odds in favor of drier, warmer weather this winter in the South.

Toasty October Keeps U.S. on Track for 2nd-Hottest Year

After the third-warmest October on record, the U.S. is having it's second-hottest year-to-date.

Drought, Climate Impact Fall Foliage in Complex Ways

Weather and climate can have unexpected complex impacts on the timing and appearance of fall foliage.

Deserts May Spread in Europe as Mediterranean Warms

Global warming is on track to disrupt the Mediterranean region more than at any time in the past 10,000 years.

Winter Drought Forecast for Much of U.S.

Winter will bring continued dry conditions in California, the Southeast and parts of the Northeast.

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict

New research shows that drought is likely to stoke conflicts in the world's poorest countries.

Landmark Paris Climate Pact to Take Effect in 30 Days

A key threshold for the Paris climate pact has been surpassed, meaning it's nearly ready to take effect.

Greenhouse Gases From Reservoirs Fuel Climate Change

Reservoirs are responsible for 1.3 percent of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions, a study says.

Climate Change and Fall Foliage

Climate change is altering important elements affecting fall foliage.

Obama Just Tied Climate Change to National Security

Climate change poses a national security risk, but the Obama administration has a plan to deal with it.

New England is Wicked Dry Right Now

Extreme drought has gripped New England and could dim the prospect of a colorful foliage season.

Drought-Hardy Yards Could Ease Californian Heat Waves

Native landscaping could warm up the days in L.A., but cooling effects at night may be be greater.

Rare Tortoise in Australia Displaced by Climate Change

The natural range of the endangered western swamp tortoise is increasingly untenable because of reduced rainfall.

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

As Zika spreads northward, scientists are beginning to understand how humans stoked the epidemic.

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

This year's wildfire season in California shows signs of influence from climate change.

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

Weather-related disasters made worse by climate change could make world peace more elusive.

California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

Conditions behind California's drought and warm coastal waters were mostly natural, but not entirely.

Double Shock of El Niño, La Niña Could Affect 100 Million

More than 100 million people could be affected by the combined impact of El Niño and La Niña.

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Fewer October Nights Below 40°F The decrease in cool nights is one feature of an overall fall warming trend.

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