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100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including increased heat.

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural

A slowdown in Atlantic currents that worsened blizzards, floods and hurricanes may have been natural.

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.

Global Warming Will Hit Poorer Countries Hardest

Tropical regions are likely to suffer the biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather, scientists say.

The Shum Show: A Spring Fling with Winter Precip

Get the scoop on weather and climate on the Shum Show.

2016 Is Off to a Scorching Start

April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally.

The New Normal: Earth is Getting Hotter

Temperatures we think of as normal are getting warmer.

‘99 Percent Chance’ 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

With the streak of record-warm months continuing, 2016 is looking likely to become the hottest year on record.

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Marshes are used to reduce flooding, and new research shows how they could flourish as seas rise.

One in Five of World’s Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

Global report highlights threat to food security but also reveals the yearly discovery of 2,000 new species.

Increasing Tornado Extremes

The monthly variability in the number of tornadoes has been increasing over the past 50 years.

Fewer Tornado Days, But More Big Outbreaks

While there are fewer days each year with tornadoes, on average, the number of days with more than 30 tornadoes is increasing.

Florida Dredging Would Cut Path Across Corals in ‘Crisis’

A raucous debate is swirling in Florida over plans to dredge vulnerable corals to expand a shipping port.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

Warm weather out West has pushed the Lower 48 to its second warmest January through April on record.

Chilling Video Shows Wildfire Damage in Fort McMurray

Wildfire has ravaged the town of Fort McMurray and likely caused more than $1 billion in losses.

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.

Coral Deaths Threaten Coasts With Erosion, Flooding

Coral reefs reduce wave heights by two-thirds on average, protecting coasts from floods and erosion.

Report Shows Inland Flooding to Increase in the U.S.

Our report examined intensity and duration of the heaviest runoff events for each state.

Inland Flooding Threat to Increase by 2050

A large majority of states will face an increased threat of inland flooding by mid-century.

Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Climate change is making wildfires like the one raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta more common.

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought? A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

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