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Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

Landscape changes in the warming Sierra Nevada may have major impacts on California’s economy.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

Climate Change Ups Odds of a Southwest Megadrought

A new study shows that climate change is increasing the odds of long-term drought in the Southwest.

Crowdsourced Photos Provide Drought Snapshots

Anyone can contribute to a growing database of photos that show the state of drought across the U.S.

The Jargonaut: What’s a Rossby Wave?

An explanation of what a Rossby wave is and how it could be messing with U.S. weather patterns.

Epic Drought in West is Literally Moving Mountains

Drought in the West is causing the land to rise as water loss lifts a massive weight from the earth, a study shows.

Ongoing Coverage of Historic Drought in U.S.

A roundup of coverage on the most extensive and intense drought to hit the U.S. since at least 1956.

California Has Hottest Start to Year While Midwest Chills

California has had its hottest first seven months of the year, crushing the previous record.

Putting a Climate Context on SoCal’s Flash Floods

Heavy rains and flash floods across Southern California Sunday were a product of monsoons and dry soils.

Record-Setting Drought Intensifies in Parched California

California's already terrible drought just go worse, again. Now 58% of the state is in exceptional drought.

California Drought Intensifies

The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.…

Win-Win Way Pinpointed to Aid Food Security & Climate

Scientists say they have found a way to feed billions of people, while reducing environmental stresses.

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.

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.

Military Bases Face Hurdles in Climate Change Adaptation

The military is already looking at its climate change vulnerabilities but more needs to be done.

Climate Change Gets Up Close and Personal

The emerging field of downscaling helps people deal with climate change at the neighborhood scale.

World Bank: Tackling Climate Will Grow the Economy

Findings put to rest claims that the world could not afford to act on climate change.

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10 Warmest Years on Record Globally The 10 warmest years on record globally have all happened since 1998, with 2010 still on top as the warmest of all.