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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.

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.

The Climate and Weather: Heidi Cullen’s NY Times OpEd

Opposing views on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather have led to debate.

March Miracle? El Niño-Fueled Storms Return to California

El Niño-fueled storms have returned to California, but they won't come close to ending the drought.

Syria’s Drought Has Likely Been Its Worst in 900 Years

New findings show a "convergence of evidence" that climate change has influenced the Syrian drought.

Rainforests May Store Less Carbon As Climate Changes

Droughts caused by climate change could change the way tropical rainforests recover after logging.

West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

Extreme rain and snow will hit the West Coast more often as the climate changes, scientists found.

Hot, Dry Weather Could Cut Into California’s Snowpack

An unwelcome dose of heat and dry weather is coming to California, putting snowpack in jeopardy.

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

The weather patterns that normally bring rain to the Southwest have been disappearing.

El Niño Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

Even though El Niño-fueled storms have brought rain and snow to California, the state remains in intense drought.

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Hurricane Scorecard The 2010 hurricane season to date, compared with an average season to date, and NOAA's outlook for the entire hurricane season.

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