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Interactive Map Unveils the Mystery of Wind Turbines

A new interactive USGS map provides detailed information on nearly 49,000 wind turbines across the U.S.

This is the Globe’s Hottest Five-Year Period on Record

2015 will go down as the hottest year and a punctuation mark on the hottest five-year period on record.

Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

Increasing greenhouse gases are the overwhelming reason why 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

Global Warming Key Driver of 2015’s Record Heat

2015 is virtually certain to be the warmest year on record, with global warming driving that excess heat.

Where Cows and Coal Rule, So Does CO2

Per capita carbon emissions are falling, but Wyoming's are still seven times the national average.

Conflict Makes Nations Vulnerable to Climate Impacts

Researchers have found that conflict makes people more vulnerable to climate impacts.

What Passing a Key CO2 Mark Means to Climate Scientists

We're likely living in a post-400 ppm world. Here's what it means to scientists that study the climate.

The Forgotten U.N. Climate Goal: 1.5°C

Island nations and others are desperate to keep global warming to less than 1.5°C, or 2.7°F.

U.K. Plans to Shutter All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

The U.K. plans to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 to address climate change.

Climate Matters: States At Risk

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card summarizes the changing nature of key threats and corresponding levels of preparedness in…

U.S. Agencies Agree: October Was Crazy Warm

NOAA and NASA said October had the biggest temperature departure of any month in 100-plus years.

A Danger Days Update: Extreme Heat Still Surging

Warming temperatures are about to push U.S. cities into a new regime where danger days are more common.

Incredible October Warmth Guarantees Record Hot 2015

Incredible October global temperatures make it 99.9 percent certain that 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

One Graph Shows El Niño’s New Record

El Niño hit a weekly temperature record and is likely to keep upping the heat globally.

U.S. Thirst for Oil Straining International Water Supplies

U.S. energy demand strains global water supplies in a warming world.

Paris Climate Pact Could Leave Forests Vulnerable

Efforts to foster forests and slow deforestation are being glossed over ahead of climate talks.

Shifting Gears to Cycling Would be Big Climate Boost

A shift from driving cars to cycling in big cities would become a major climate benefit.

Once Stable Greenland Glacier Facing Rapid Melt

Glaciers in northeast Greenland that were once stable have undergone rapid melt and retreat in recent years.

Rain Needed to Bust the Drought

Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.

Energy Transition Underway Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

An International Energy Agency report shows that a global transition to cleaner energy is underway.


Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013 There has been a swing in drought conditions across the country in just one year.

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