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Hotter Years, More Fires

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

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

Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

New analysis shows how climate change is influencing a dramatic increase in large western wildfires.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

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

Global Coral Bleaching Continues For a Record Third Year

The longest global coral bleaching event on record is likely to keep going into fall.

The Shum Show: Wacky Weather

There's wacky weather and climate news all around this week on the Shum Show.

Rodent Threat Defeated As Delmarva Battles Rising Seas

Following a big eradication program, it's been a year since a nutria was detected on the Delmarva Peninsula.

2016 Is Blowing Away Global Heat Records

May 2016 was the 13th consecutive month of record global temperatures

With May Record, Global Temps in ‘New Neighborhood’

May 2016 was the warmest May on record globally, capping off a streak of 13 such record-setting hot months.

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

Through a vast ecological analysis, scientists found reef fisheries that were healthier than expected.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

As the energy sector starts to clean itself up, greenhouse gases released by farming continue to rise.

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.

May Marks One More Record Hot Month for the World

May was the fifth record warm month this year, upping the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

The Shum Show: Hottest Summer on Record?

We’re gearing up for a hot summer in the U.S. and around the world.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

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

Recent Deluge in France Boosted By Warming

The deluges that led to flooding in France were made more likely by global warming, a new analysis finds.

Alaska Continues to Bake, on Track For Hottest Year

Alaska just had its warmest spring on record and is on track for its hottest year, thanks in part to global warming.

Bay Area Voters Approve Tax to Fix Marshes As Seas Rise

A new $12 annual parcel tax will raise $25 million for marsh restorations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot

Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth-lowest level in 50 years last month, setting a new record low for May.

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Temperatures of the Future This week marks the date of the 30-year future setting from the Back to the Future trilogy.

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