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‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

As Disaster Risks Rise, 20 Nations Get Help to Prepare

A new program will enable 20 countries at risk to put together contingency plans for climate change.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands

El Niño has curtailed the rains that are the lifeblood of many Pacific Island communities, bringing extreme drought.

With The Paris Agreement Signed, Hard Work Begins

Developing a system under which climate pledges are reviewed and improved is 'essential' for success.

New Data Set Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation

Scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.

Climate Change is Altering How the Poles Drift

New research sheds light on how ice loss driven by climate change is affecting Earth's spin axis.

El Niño Has Helped Fill California’s Biggest Reservoir

One of the strongest El Niño's on record has had some major drought-busting benefits in northern California.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate change is a major threat to human health, according to a report released Monday.

Summer Drought in the West

While El Niño has helped alleviate the drought in parts of the West, it is not a guarantee of drought relief.

Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

Tens of millions of Americans are losing water because of warming's effects on Colorado River.

Shift to Dry Years May Bring More Drought to California

Persistent high pressure ridges like those during California's driest years are becoming more common.

California Snowpack Returns, But Fears Held For Future

Climate change is projected to reduce the capacity of California's main water reservoir — its snowpack.

2015 One for the Climate Record Books

2015 set numerous climate records, from global temperatures to carbon dioxide levels to sea level rise.

There’s Trouble Brewing For Beer in a Warming World

Climate change is affecting the key elements in beer production: hops, barley, and water.

How a Monster El Niño Transforms the World’s Weather

An exceptionally strong El Niño has tampered with the world’s weather, bringing drought, floods and heat waves.

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2013 Hurricane Season This season was the least active since 1982 and the sixth-quietest since 1950.

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