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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.

6 Degrees: Star Wars, Energy Ranks, Cool Pics & More

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

Why Do We Care So Much About El Niño?

The obsessive attention to the state of the latest El Niño comes from the major global impacts it can have.

Celebrate NASA Satellite’s Birthday With 5 Amazing Pics

The longest continuously-collected satellite dataset in the world turns 42 years old today.

Driven by Ocean Heat, World Sets Mark for Hottest June

Oceans were the hottest they've been on record this June, leading to a month of record heat across the world.

Renewables Revolution Could be in Management, Not Tech

Renewables revolution over the next decade may exist in how power is managed, not in new technology.

6 Degrees: Costly Weather, Drought, Fires and the Heat

Extreme weather dominates the top climate stories that happened this week and there's a quiz too.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Planet is Running a Temp: State of the Climate ‘Check-Up’

A new report -- the latest checkup on the health of the global climate system -- says the planet is running a temperature.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows - Current Cold Stretch in Perspective

Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.

Six Months In and Sizzling California Sets Record

January-June 2014 was the warmest first half to a year in California, helping fuel the state's drought.

Groundwater Is Drought Lifeline for California Farmers

Groundwater has helped farmers trying to survive the California drought, but losses are still heavy.

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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.