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NOAA: Near-Normal Hurricane Season Expected

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near-normal as a tropical storm threatens to form.

Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places

The world's most special cultural and natural sites are already being ravaged by climate change.

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future

Heat waves will happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including increased heat.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

Increasing Tornado Extremes

The monthly variability in the number of tornadoes has been increasing over the past 50 years.

Fewer Tornado Days, But More Big Outbreaks

While there are fewer days each year with tornadoes, on average, the number of days with more than 30 tornadoes is increasing.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

Warm weather out West has pushed the Lower 48 to its second warmest January through April on record.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands

El Niño has curtailed the rains that are the lifeblood of many Pacific Island communities, bringing extreme drought.

Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Climate change is making wildfires like the one raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta more common.

Stunning Cloud Maps Tell the Story of Life on Earth

Researchers have created the first high resolution cloud maps for the whole world and they're pretty amazing.

Strong El Niño Helped Lower U.S. Heating Costs

The strong El Niño in the tropical Pacific contributed to lower energy demand in the U.S. this winter.

South Asia Monsoon Outlook

From June through September, the Southwest Monsoon dominates life in much of South Asia.

With The Paris Agreement Signed, Hard Work Begins

Developing a system under which climate pledges are reviewed and improved is 'essential' for success.

2016 Election Critical to Success of Paris Climate Pact

The outcome of the U.S. presidential election will be critical to the success of the Paris climate pact.

Warming Means Nicer U.S. Weather, But It Won’t Last

Since the 1970s, global warming has lead to nicer weather for most Americans, but that trend will reverse.

Unrelenting Winter Warmth Could Herald Alaska’s Future

Parts of Alaska had their hottest first 100 days of a year ever, a harbinger of winters in a warmer future.

Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early

Warm, wet weather helped set a record for the earliest start to the Greenland ice sheet melt season.

Will La Niña Follow One of the Strongest Ever El Niños?

After reaching an exceptionally strong peak, El Niño is waning. A La Niña could follow next fall.

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Amazon Deforestation Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions.

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