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More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate storie…

The Number and Cost of Weather Disasters is Increasing in the U.S.

As the climate changes, the number and cost of weather disasters is increasing in the U.S.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

As climate change stokes polluting fires, southern California's most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.…

More Downpours in the U.S.

The number of days with more than 3+ inches of rain is increasing in the U.S.

Climate Extremes Index

Extreme weather is happening more often in a warming world, especially in the past few years.

Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation

Higher temperatures from climate change mean more evaporation, which means more rain.

Hurricanes and Climate Change: What We Know

Climate change affects hurricanes by energizing them in a few important ways.

Here’s How Climate Change Could Turn U.S. Real Estate Prices Upside Down

Rising seas and more fierce storm surge could send homebuyers searching for higher ground.

These Major Weather Events Defined Summer 2017

While Harvey was the most damaging weather event this summer, there were other extremes in the U.S.

2017 Summer Review

See how the summer temperatures and rainfall compared to normal this year in these cities.

Sublette Talks Hurricane Harvey on CCTV

Our Sean Sublette on air with CCTV talking all things Hurricane Harvey.

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

The timing of floods has changed across Europe due to shifts in climate, with some areas seeing earlier floods and some later.

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

July was record warm for Alaska's northernmost city and the hottest month on record for the globe at Death Valley.

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana

A special report on the aftermath and science of the worst rainstorm in Louisiana's history.

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

Wildfires are raging across British Columbia. They're the latest sign of climate change in the northern forest.

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

The Southwest's monsoons are becoming more intense, even as less rain falls on average.

Cities Are Already Suffering From Summer Heat. Climate Change Will Make It Worse

Cities are already suffering from the impacts of extreme heat. It'll only get worse as the climate changes.


2016 Record Highs Dwarfing Record Lows The number of U.S. record highs in 2016 is dwarfing the number of record lows.

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