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Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin — lifeblood of the Southwest  

Running Toward Empty?

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.

Water, Water, Everywhere: 2011’s Floods

Massive floods struck three countries this week: Australia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka

It’s Official: 2010 in a Statistical Tie for Warmest Year On Record

Both NOAA and NASA reported today that 2010 tied with 2005 for the title of warmest year on record.

Ocean Temperatures Show Possible Climate Change Connection to Australian Flooding

La Nina may be in large part responsible for Australia's rain and floods, but there is also a link to long-term climate change.

Record Warmth in 2010, Despite Cooling Influences

Despite two key factors that lead to cooler conditions, 2010 will go down in history as one of the warmest years on record.

Better Planning for Coping With Heat Waves

A new review suggests that socioeconomic and community factors play an important role in planning for future heat waves.

How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

Researchers using different techniques have arrived at a similar conclusion: 2010 was a remarkably warm year. But did it set a new record?…

Freak Pattern Brings Europe Record Cold and Snow

An atmospheric "blocking pattern" is keeping Arctic air locked in over Europe and parts of the U.S., while milder than average conditions flow…

A 25-Year-Old Prediction of Water Scarcity in the Southwest Holds True, Study Finds

Armed with modern data, a team of scientists has revisited the Cadillac Desert and found the Southwest's water woes are as bad as ever.

Top Ten Climate Events of 2010

A number of extreme and record breaking climate events took place in 2010. Here's our list reviewing the ten biggest newsmakers.

Southwest Drought Predictions

Glen MacDonald, of UCLA, talks about the threat of drought in the Southwest and what it means for water supply.

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may be helping to drive cold air southward, into the US and Europe, according to recent studies.

Time-Lapse View of 2010 Hurricane Season

A new visualization of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season shows how lucky the U.S. was to avoid a landfalling storm.

Alaska Wildfires Release Decades of Carbon

Recent climate changes have increased Alaskan wildfires, releasing greenhouse gases that had been locked in the soil.

Hurricane Round-up 2010

November 30th marked the official end of the 2010 hurricane season, here are some pictures from this year's storms.

October 2010 Ranks 8th Warmest, NOAA Reports

October 2010 ranked eighth warmest since instrumental records began in 1880, as La Niña began cooling things off, possibly preventing a recor…

Natural Disasters with Costly Consequences

A new report from the UN and World Bank suggests preparedness could significantly reduce the toll from natural disasters in a warming world.…

It Was a Toasty, Stormy October

October 2010 was the 11th warmest such month on record in the U.S., and it was marked by a rare, potent storm system.

How Do We Know: Groundwater

NASA scientist Michael Watkins explains how satellites are used to monitor our changing global groundwater supplies.