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Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

Climate change may be altering the characteristics and impacts of drought across the U.S.

Desert Basins Could Hold ‘Missing’ Carbon Sinks

Deserts across the globe may contain some of the world’s “missing” carbon sinks.

Houston Fears Warming Will Cause Catastrophic Flooding

The Texas metropolis has more casualties and property loss from floods than any other locality in the U.S.

It’s June. California Is Still Covered in Snow

The Sierra Nevada continues to sport a deep snowpack after an epic winter.

Human Activities Are Taking Their Toll in the Deep Ocean

Once seen as too remote to harm, the deep sea is facing new pressures from mining, pollution, overfishing and more.

Dead Zones: Warming Oceans Hold Less Oxygen

Warming waters are decreasing oxygen in the oceans, creating dead zones for marine plants and animals.

As CO2 Goes Up, Ocean Health Goes Down

Excessive carbon emissions are worsening the ocean's health.

Protecting Ocean Waters Will Aid Climate Adaptation

Protecting open ocean from industrial uses is key to addressing climate change, a new study says.

Warmer Temperatures Drying the Rio Grande

Rising temperatures are causing less of each winter’s snowpack to flow down a major river as water.

High Streamflow is Increasing, Raising Flood Risks

The frequency of high streamflows has risen over the past 30 years in the Northeast, Ohio Valley, and the Mississippi Valley.

Here’s Where Heavy Rain is Increasing the Most in U.S.

A new Climate Central analysis shows an upward trend in the number of heavy precipitation events in the vast majority of the Lower 48 states s…

Europe’s Farming Vulnerable with Water Scarcity

Climate change-induced water scarcity could push up prices for meat and dairy in Europe.

100 Days of Climate

Over Trump's first 100 days, we're going to show what science tells us about our warming world.

How Trump’s Monuments Review Could Impact Climate

The Trump administration will recommend to Congress ways it can shrink or abolish national monuments.

Scientists: Get Used to Wildfires in a Warming World

Communities across the West will have to adapt to living with the ever-increasing threat of wildfires.

Warming-Driven Glacier Melt Leads to ‘River Piracy’

The global warming-induced retreat of a Canadian glacier caused one river to siphon off another's flow.

Loss of Coral Reefs Could Cost $1 Trillion Globally

Mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017 have affected two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef.

Calif. Snowpack Healthy Again, but Warming Looms Large

California finally has a healthy mountain snowpack, but as temperatures continue to rise, that could change in the future.

Western Snowpack Up, But Less Likely in the Future

Western snowpack at the end of the the wet season is up this year — but that's less likely in the future.

Climate Change Pushes World Into ‘Uncharted Territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, with high temperatures pushing it into “truly uncharted territory."