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Soaring Temps in Pacific Northwest Shattered Records

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

Kenward Talks Alaskan Wildfires With Jim Cantore

Climate Central's Alyson Kenward dropped in on The Weather Channel to discuss Alaska's wildfires.

Extreme Temperatures Linked to Changing Air Patterns

Changes in the motions of the atmosphere helped cause heat waves and cold snaps in certain regions.

Alaska Entering New Era for Wildfires

Alaska, the great northern frontier of America, is being reshaped by climate change.

Study Suggests Key Role for Warming in Extreme Weather

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

U.S. Weather in 16 Prize-Winning Images

The Smoky Mountains and a stormy night sky were among the images NOAA singled out as the best.

Twitter Could Shape Flood Disaster Response

A novel project has researchers turning tweets into flood maps that will help disaster responders.

What Bill’s Downpours Tell Us About Texas’ Future

Heavier downpours like those expected from Tropical Storm Bill are likely to increase in a warmer future.

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.

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.

The Climate Context for India’s Deadly Heat Wave

Heat waves like the one that killed thousands in India are likely to be more frequent in a warmer world.

Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.

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.

Warmer Oceans Will Make Typhoons More Intense

Warming ocean waters could increase average typhoon intensity by 14 percent by 2100.

Obama Issues Tropical Storm Forecast, Does Twitter Q&A

On a visit to the National Hurricane Center, President Obama flexed his forecasting muscles.

Report: U.S. Can Make Good on Climate Pledge — Barely

A new report says the U.S. can just make its climate goal, but more needs to be done.

Woods Placky Talks Heavy Rain with Sam Champion

Climate Central's Chief Meteorologist talks heavy rain and climate change with The Weather Channel's Sam Champion.

10 Years After Katrina, Slow Hurricane Season Expected

El Niño will likely keep hurricane activity tamped down this season, which marks 10 years since Katrina.

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Wildfires in the West In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.

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