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NASA’s $1 Billion Soil Moisture Mission Ready For Lift Off

A new satellite will probe the top layers of Earth's soil, helping scientists forecast weather extremes.

After December Rains, California Comes Up Dry

After deluging rains in December, January has been dry for California and drought has re-intensified.

Moisture Shortfall, Heat Threaten Southwestern Forests

To see what mountain forest fires of the Southwest will look like in the future, look back at 2011.

U.S. Hot Streak Now Old Enough to Vote

The U.S. has experienced 18 years of above-average temperatures according to new data from NOAA.

Climate Change’s Evolving Role in Extreme Weather

Efforts to find the fingerprints of climate change on extreme weather are gaining steam.

6 Degrees: Drought Relief, Europe Heats Up, CO2 & More

California gets some drought relief, Europe sets records, the Arctic gets warmer and more.

Rain a ‘Start’ for Calif., But Drought Entrenched

Recent rain has made a small dent in California's drought, but it's going to take much more to erase it.

6 Degrees: Lima, Deadly Heat, Flood Maps & More

Updates from Lima, the skinny on drought, and new research on sea level, hurricanes, energy and more.

Storm Pounds Calif., but to the Drought, Just a Spritz

A major storm is dropping buckets of rain on California, but it won't end their epic drought.

NOAA: Climate Change Did Not Cause Calif. Drought

A new NOAA study shows that natural variability could be the cause of the devastating California drought.

Deadly Heat in Europe 10x More Likely Than Decade Ago

Europe is now 10 times more likely to have a catastrophic heat wave than it was just a decade ago, study says.

6 Degrees: Warming Rates, Robots, Heating Costs & More

From warming rates to robotic floats, stay current on climate with the top news of the week.

Heat Turbocharged California’s Epic Drought

The unusual heat in California was a key driver of the unprecedented impacts of its latest drought.

Big Welcome Storm Headed California’s Way

A much-need storm is set to drop rain and snow on drought-plagued California late this weekend.

Here’s How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

A federal task force was formed last year to provide adaptation ideas. On Monday, it delivered 100.

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

Industrial farming is rapidly destroying Brazil's Cerrado and creating a ticking carbon bomb.

NASA, Other Data Show Globe Had Warmest October

For the third month in a row, global temperatures were in record high territory according to NASA.

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

Learn about monster tornadoes, a Sandy buyout program and more in this week's slideshow of top climate news.

No Recovery, But a Sliver of Drought Gain for Calif.

The start to the rainy season provided a little drought reprieve for California but full recovery is unlikely.

Waiting for El Niño. Still. Again.

El Nino: After 8 months, it's still not here, and there's a better chance that it may not form at all.

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Savannah Sea Level Rise Projection Sea level rise projected for this century presents significant threats to Savannah.

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