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How This El Niño Is And Isn’t Like 1997

While the current El Nino could rival that of 1997, that doesn't mean the U.S. impacts will be the same.

Record Warmth Continues to Bake U.S. West

The temperatures for June are in and five Western states saw their warmest June ever.

Soaring Temps in Pacific Northwest Shattered Records

An intense heat wave shattered temperature records in the Pacific Northwest, exacerbating the drought.

Study: Water Use Skyrockets as Fracking Expands

Oil and gas fracking uses more and more water each year, but it varies widely from region to region.

Study Suggests Key Role for Warming in Extreme Weather

Researchers advocate a new approach to searching for the fingerprints of warming in extreme weather.

El Niño Forecast Brings Calif. Hope for Drought Relief

El Niño is showing signs of strengthening, raising hopes of a wet winter in drought-stricken California.

Heidi Cullen Joins Weather Channel Climate 25 Project

The Weather Channel has named Climate Central's Heidi Cullen one of the top voices on climate.

Rainy May Sets Record for Soggy U.S.

Torrential rains in the Southern Plains made this the wettest month on record for the contiguous U.S.

Texas’s Warmer Future: Drought and Heavy Rains?

Texas and Oklahoma could see both more heavy downpours and drought in a warmer future.

Climate Change Poses a Brewing Problem for Tea

Climate change could affect the quantity and quality of your morning cup of tea sooner than you think.

Burning Coal Is Hot; Its Warming Is Far Hotter

Global warming from burning fossil fuels can be felt within just a few months says new study.

Drought Takes $2.7 Billion Toll on California Agriculture

Preliminary estimates on how much the four-year drought will cost California's economy are out.

Vietnam’s Coffee Crops Suffer Rising Temps and Drought

Climate change is blamed for the severe drought hitting the world’s second-biggest coffee exporter.

The Quest to Quench the World’s Thirst for Water

Desalination advances make removing salt from seawater and waste water less energy intensive.

El Niño Could Bring Drought and Famine in West Africa

The global weather system that plays havoc with weather across the world could exacerbate region’s dry spell.

Texas, Oklahoma Drought ‘All But Over’

Recent torrential rains have nearly wiped out the five-year drought in Texas and Oklahoma.

Climate Change May Put Power Grid at Risk in the West

The West should "climate proof" its power grid or risk electricity shortages, a new study says.

Washington’s ‘Wet Drought’ Gets Worse

The "wet drought" plaguing Washington has prompted a statewide emergency declaration.

Intense Wildfire Season Expected in West

Forest Service anticipates spending up to $1.6 billion fighting a fire season that could be worse than normal.

Climate Change Will Greatly Impact Australians’ Health

A report warns extreme weather will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies.

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Winter Temperature Trends Since 1970, winters in the continental U.S. have warmed by 0.61°F per decade on average.

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