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Study Ties Warming Temps to Uptick in Huge Wildfires

Small temperature increases due to climate change could contribute to wildfires in Western mountains.

Record El Niño Set to Cause Hunger for 10 Million Poorest

Oxfam says countries already facing a ‘major emergency’ include Ethiopia, where 4.5 million people need food aid.

Climate Model Shows Limits of Global Emissions Pledges

Global emissions pledges may not be enough to limit warming to the world’s agreed upon goal of 2°C.

Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

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In California, a Paltry Snowpack Not Seen in Centuries

California's record low snowpack hasn't been seen in at least 500 years, but will become more common.

Firestorm Leaves ‘Mass Destruction’ in California

Drought-fueled wildfires over the weekend destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least one person.

4 Western States Could See Warmest Year on Record

Two western states recorded their hottest summers on record, and four states could see their warmest years.

It’s After Labor Day, So Why Is It Still So Hot?

Unseasonable heat has much of the U.S. in its grip. Global warming will likely make heat waves more intense.

Climate Change Could Put Tribes’ Electric Systems at Risk

Electric power lines and power plants on tribal lands are highly vulnerable to climate change.

European ‘Extreme Weather Belt’ Linked to Drought

Severe droughts that stretched across central Europe this summer are consistent with a warming world.

1997 vs. 2015: Animation Compares El Niños Side-by-Side

A new animation compares the blockbuster 1997-98 El Niño to the strong El Niño taking shape in 2015.

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

Drought-Fueled Wildfires Burn 7 Million Acres in U.S.

More than 7 million acres of land have burned in the U.S. so far in 2015.

The Climate Change ‘Bully’ in California’s Drought

A new study pegs climate change as a bully that's come for California's water.

El Niño Could Rank Among Strongest on Record

This year's El Niño looks to rank among the strongest on record, with potential U.S. weather impacts.

Heat Continues to Roast West, Fueling Drought, Blazes

Record heat continues across much of the West, helping to deepen drought and fuel wildfires.

All of 2015’s Rain for the U.S. in 14 Seconds

NASA satellites have sent back a detailed view of rain and snow across the U.S. so far this year.

Missing: One Year’s Worth of California Rain

California's rain deficit during its record-setting drought is about one year's worth of normal rain.

Drought May Stunt Forests’ Ability to Capture Carbon

A new study shows that droughts are harming forests' ability to store carbon and mitigate climate change.


Hottest Days of Summer The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies.

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