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In Streak of Extreme Storms, What’s the Role of Warming?

The massive rains and flooding in Louisiana are the latest in a string of extreme U.S. storms this year.

Most Cities Too Hot to Host Summer Olympics by 2085

Due to rising temperatures, Northern Hemisphere cities could be too hot to host the Olympic Games.

After Scorching Heat, Earth Likely to Get Respite in 2017

In a welcome break, a new annual heat record is unlikely in 2017 since the effect of El Niño is fading.

With Warming, Western Fires May Sicken More People

Tens of millions more Western residents are expected to suffer from sickening "smoke waves" as temperatures rise.

Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate Due to Climate Change

The Alaskan village of Shishmaref is losing up to 10 feet of shoreline each year, so it's relocating.

July Makes 15 Record Hot Months in a Row

July is the 15th record-hot month in a row, according to NOAA, keeping 2016 on its way to the hottest year on record.

Stagnant Air on the Rise, Upping Ozone Risk

Hot weather can trigger high levels of air pollution that can have health consequences for millions of Americans.

Scorching July is World’s Hottest Month on Record

July was yet another record hot month for the Earth, all but guaranteeing 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

Aerosols May Be Masking Trend in Stronger Hurricanes

The increase in hurricane intensity expected as Earth warms may have been masked by the cooling effect of aerosols to date.

As Earth Swelters, Global Warming Target in Danger

The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders is in danger of being breached.

How a Volcano Hid the Acceleration of Sea Level Rise

The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines affected global temperatures and sea levels.

2016 Third Warmest for U.S. Through July

The U.S. is having its third-warmest year through July, in part thanks to a major heat wave across much of the country.

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

As Zika spreads northward, scientists are beginning to understand how humans stoked the epidemic.

Climate and Climate Change at the Rio Olympics

We look at the general climate of Brazil and some of the potential climate change impacts there ahead of the Rio Olympics.

2015 Set Frenzy of Climate Records

Numerous climate records were broken in 2015, including hottest year and lowest Arctic sea ice winter peak.

Searing Kuwait Temp Could Rank Among World’s Hottest

The temperature of 129.2°F recorded in Kuwait is an example of those that are likely to become more common.

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

This year's wildfire season in California shows signs of influence from climate change.

More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S.

The risk of mosquito-borne diseases, like Zika, is becoming more prevalent as our mosquito season gets longer.

Forecast First: Warmer Temps Favored Across Entire U.S.

For the next three months, above-average temperatures are favored across the entire U.S., including Alaska.

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

Weather-related disasters made worse by climate change could make world peace more elusive.