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Once Again, A Record-Hot Winter for California

For the second year in a row, California saw its warmest winter on record, as did other Western states.

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

Two maps illustrate why the spring arrival of El Niño will not bring relief for the West's drought woes.

After Much Ado, El Niño Officially Declared

A weak El Nino has finally emerged a year after its first signs of forming, but weather impacts will be muted.

Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought

Climate change turned up the heat on California's drought, heat that could be a fixture by the 2030s.

Climate Change a ‘Contributing Factor’ in Syrian Conflict

Climate change upped the odds of drought in Syria that directly preceded civil unrest and the rise of ISIS.

Climate Adaptation Experts Help Prepare for Disaster

As the planet warms, new careers as climate adaption specialists emerge to help businesses prepare for disasters.

Looming Warming Spurt Could Reshape Climate Debate

Humanity may be about to experience unprecedented temperature rise. Will it prompt climate action?

How Sahara Dust Sustains the Amazon Rainforest, in 3-D

New satellite data shows how Sahara dust in the wind makes it to the Amazon, ensuring its survival.

For the West, A Winter That Has Felt More Like Spring

While cold reigns in the East, the West is unseasonably warm and suffering a serious lack of snow.

Dry or Snowy? Winter Weather Splits the U.S.

Dry weather dominated the West while snowy weather has rocked the Northeast. What gives?

California Water Becomes Scarce and Energy Hungry

Researchers say slashing the energy requirements of the water supply will become critical as drought becomes more common.

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change could make 'unprecedented' drought almost a given in the western U.S. by 2100.

Climate, Satellite Gaps are Risky Business for Feds

Climate change and a looming satellite gap pose some of the biggest risks to the U.S. government.

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.

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A Two-Man Trek Across Antarctica A two-man trek across Antarctica to commemorate the first South Pole expeditions a century ago.

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