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Atmosphere May Be Getting in Gear for El Niño

While an El Niño hasn't been officially declared yet, the atmosphere is starting to get its act together.

San Franciscans in the Dark About Flood Hazards

A citywide effort is tackling a problem that few residents think about: rising seas and coastal erosion.

California’s Drought Just Got a Little Worse

One third of California is now in the worst stage of drought. The situation could worsen over the summer.

Saving Marsh Protects Neighborhood from Sea Level Rise

Longtime African-American residents saved a wetland that is now protecting them from rising seas.

Sea Level Rise Threatens Oakland’s Sewer System

The low-lying flatland neighborhoods of Oakland are at risk of floods and toxic runoff & sewage.

Sea Rise Will Bring Severe Floods to Silicon Valley

Northern California residents, many from low-income and minority communities, will bear the brunt of sea level rise.

Air Conditioner Use in Cities Trigger Vicious Cycle

Increasing use of air conditioners are worsening the problem of cities getting hotter as climate changes.

6 Degrees: Record Floods, World Cup Temps & More

From temp trends in Brazil to a spectacular atmospheric phenomenon, our weekly news roundup has it all.

Climate Change Threatens Almighty U.S. ‘King Corn’

Heat waves and water shortages could devastate U.S. farmlands devoted to corn crop, a new report warns.

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Vermont is getting warmer and wetter, according to the first state-level climate assessment in the nation.

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

Energy Information Administration's online energy map shows infrastructure in path of extreme weather.

Roaring Video Shows Record Flood at Brazil’s Iguazu Falls

Heavy rains in southern Brazil and northern Argentina and Uruguay led to severe flooding.

El Niño Could Spell Disaster for Coral Reefs

The warm seas El Niño brings could wreak havoc on the world's corals, particularly in the Coral Triangle.

California’s Fog is Fading Away, Crops Could Suffer

A decrease in winter fog has made driving safer, but is hurting California's $15 billion fruit & nut crop.

Global Warming Playing a Role in Australia’s Record Heat

A late fall warm spell in Australia extends a period of record warmth influenced by global warming.

No El Niño Yet, Still Expected This Summer

El Niño isn't here yet, but forecasters still expect it to emerge this summer, affecting the world's weather.

The Ocean is Heating Up for Hurricane Season

One map shows Atlantic waters are warming in time for hurricane season but they're not quite there yet.

How Will We Know When El Niño Finally Arrives?

El Nino has been the climate phenomena on everyone's lips, but how will we know when it's arrived?

Here’s How Much U.S. Summers Have Warmed Since 1970

With few exceptions, summer temperatures across the U.S. have risen since 1970.

Hurricane Season’s Start Brings New Storm Surge Maps

New storm surge flooding maps will be issued for the first time during the 2014 hurricane season.

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Tripod Fire Satellite View The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.