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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.

July Checks In as 4th Warmest on Record Worldwide

July 2014 was the 4th-warmest on record globally, following world's warmest June on record.

Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in the U.S.

Monitor wildfires currently active in the lower 48 states and Alaska with Climate Central’s interactive map.

Marine Economy Takes a Dive as Ocean Acidity Rises

A new study says growing acidification off Alaska’s waters threatens the state’s whole economy.

Europe’s Forests Suffer Effects of Climate Change

New research shows that forest ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in the climate.

Picture This: Pileus Cloud and Lots and Lots of Rain

Torrents of rain fell in some U.S. cities, setting records, while a funnel cloud formed near a UK runway.

10 Images Show & Explain the Northeast Flooding

Heavy rains have ravaged the Northeast from Baltimore to Long Island, setting records along the way.

Ongoing Coverage of Historic Drought in U.S.

A roundup of coverage on the most extensive and intense drought to hit the U.S. since at least 1956.

California Has Hottest Start to Year While Midwest Chills

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

How Did the Brooklyn Dust Devil Form?

Warm, clear and calm conditions set the stage for the dust devil that spun up in a Brooklyn park.

What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee

Coffee's low genetic diversity plus a shifting climate leads to more risks of infestation from pests & diseases.

Picture This: Fire Clouds & A Slew of Pacific Storms

Pyrocumulus clouds over western wildfires lead this week's roundup of the best weather and climate photos.

Why Hurricanes Are So Rare in Hawaii

A persistent high pressure ridge and cooler ocean waters typically keep Hawaii from seeing any hurricanes.

Forecasters Lower Hurricane Season Expectations

The Atlantic hurricane season may be more lackluster than thought with conditions unfavorable to storms.

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.

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.

Putting a Climate Context on SoCal’s Flash Floods

Heavy rains and flash floods across Southern California Sunday were a product of monsoons and dry soils.

Has Your City Reached its Peak Heat Yet?

Check out when peak heat generally hits for a variety of cities across the U.S.

Picture This: Eerie Wildfire, Stirring Rainbow & Sharknado!

A ghostly photo of the El Portal wildfire and a stunning rainbow lead this week's best weather images.