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Epic Drought in West is Literally Moving Mountains

Drought in the West is causing the land to rise as water loss lifts a massive weight from the earth, a study shows.

Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking U.S. Cities

Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas.

Here’s How Arctic Sea Ice Could Shrink Even More

Waves are building in the Arctic Ocean, and they could hasten sea ice's downward spiral.

How Climate Friendly is Bike Sharing? It’s Complicated

There's a lot scientists don't know about how bike sharing programs encourage less driving.

Humans to Blame for Much of Recent Glacier Melt

Most of the glacier melt that has occurred in recent decades can be attributed to manmade global warming.

Expanding Existing Farmland Would Benefit Climate

Study shows expanding farmland may be better for the climate than cutting down forests for new farmland.

What Climate Change in the Rockies Means for its Water

A new report on climate change and water supplies in Colorado could be a warning for other Western states.

California Has Hottest Start to Year While Midwest Chills

California has had its hottest first seven months of the year, crushing the previous record.

Steady Increase in Flights Will Outweigh Carbon Cuts

Researchers say the demand for flights needs to drop to counteract the effects of growing carbon emissions.

87 Cities, 4 Scenarios and 1 Really Hot Future

Analysis shows how many more “extremely hot” days different U.S. cities could feel in the near future.

Odds of El Niño Drop; Still Expected to Form

The chances of an El Niño forming by winter have dropped to 65 percent, still double the normal odds.

See Power Plants Most Vulnerable to Flooding

A new mapping tool shows how floods could drown some of the nation’s most critical power plants.

Tornado Outbreaks Could Have a Climate Change Assist

Large tornado outbreaks are becoming more common with a possible climate change assist.

6 Degrees: Arctic Sea Ice Is Melting, but East Coast Isn’t

Review of top climate news, from the state of Arctic summer sea ice melt to the cost of delayed action on climate.

Using CO2 Emissions to Pump Oil May Help the Climate

Capturing CO2 from coal power plants and using it to produce crude oil could help the climate, experts say.

California Drought Intensifies

The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.…

No Record, But Arctic Sea Ice Will be Among 10 Lowest

Arctic sea ice extent won't reach a record low this year, but it is still declining and could place in the top 10.

Hottest Days of Summer

The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies across different parts of…

Late July Chill Helps Set Record Lows Across the East

Record lows were set across the eastern U.S. on July 30 as another bout of cool air from Canada invaded.

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Find out what you missed in climate news this week in our 6 Degrees weekly roundup.

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Longer Frost-Free Seasons Since 1970, much of the U.S. has seen the frost-free season get longer.