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Wildfires Tied to Drought, Heat & Topography, Not Beetles

Drought and warmer temperatures brought about by climate change affect wildfire spread more than bark beetles.

Satellites Show Vanuatu’s Scars From Cyclone Pam

Landsat images reveal the fury of Cyclone Pam and the long road Vanuatu has to recovery.

Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than In Last Thousand Years

Climate change blamed for breakdown of currents that circulate heat, nutrients through the Atlantic.

Climate Work Highlighted on World Meteorological Day

A new WMO report emphasizes the record warmth of 2014 and the need to connect climate and weather.

Amazon Trees Removed Almost a Third Less Carbon

Carbon absorbed by the rainforest is falling, so greater cuts to emissions are needed, warn scientists.

Warm Spring Expected for West, Flooding Risk in East

Spring in the U.S. looks to be a hangover of winter conditions, though the season is warming overall.

Two Months In and 2015 Is Record Warm

2015 may only be two months old, but it's already the warmest first two months of any year on record.

Climate Change on International Disaster Talks Agenda

Climate change is slated to play a more prominent role in international disaster talks than ever before.

Experimental Forecast Projects Tornado Season

An experimental forecast based on the El Nino-La Nina cycle suggests a normal U.S. tornado season.

Drought-Stricken West Gives Rise to Old World Cows

Desert-friendly cattle that came over with Columbus might be better bovines for the drought-plagued West.

‘Twin’ Cyclones Could Jolt Weak El Nino

Two cyclones spinning on opposite sides of the equator could juice the weak El Nino in place.

Summer Heat Waves May be Linked to Arctic Warming

Intense summer heat waves like the one that hit Russia in 2010 could be linked to rising Arctic temperatures

Southern California’s Fog Falls Victim to Concrete

Urbanization in southern California is reducing the region's fogginess, further drying the parched state.

Sao Paulo’s Reservoirs Feel Pinch of Failed Wet Season

Drought in southeast Brazil take its toll on Sao Paulo's largest reservoir system for the third straight year.

Drought Weakens the Amazon’s Ability to Capture Carbon

The Amazon inhales less carbon dioxide during drought years, a major concern as the region dries.

Artificial Glaciers in India Help Drought-Hit Villages

Engineers built artificial glaciers to help Ladakh villagers in the Indian Himalayas adapt to climate change.

Europe Warned Pollution Will Lead To Premature Deaths

EU environment watchdog blames governments for failing to act on air pollution warnings.

Once Again, A Record-Hot Winter for California

For the second year in a row, California saw its warmest winter on record, as did other Western states.

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

Two maps illustrate why the spring arrival of El Niño will not bring relief for the West's drought woes.

How Did Your City Fare This Winter?

The hot West, cold East divide continued for a second winter, but heat was the bigger story this year.

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss This year's loss won't be quite as dramatic as last year's record, but it's still pretty significant.

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