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‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

The Shum Show: Wacky Weather

There's wacky weather and climate news all around this week on the Shum Show.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Here’s Where Solar Energy Shines in the U.S.

Generation of electricity from solar panels depends on time of year, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

May Marks One More Record Hot Month for the World

May was the fifth record warm month this year, upping the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

Melting Arctic Could Supercharge Climate Feedback Loop

Carbon dioxide could play a significant role in the climate impacts of thawing permafrost.

The Shum Show: Hottest Summer on Record?

We’re gearing up for a hot summer in the U.S. and around the world.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Recent Deluge in France Boosted By Warming

The deluges that led to flooding in France were made more likely by global warming, a new analysis finds.

El Niño Had a Good Run, But Now It’s Over

This year's El Niño is officially over, but La Niña could be just around the corner.

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot

Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth-lowest level in 50 years last month, setting a new record low for May.

Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.

Scientists say there's a problem with the way they account for methane's effect on the climate.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

2016 Hurricane Season Preview

June 1 marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season.

As Disaster Risks Rise, 20 Nations Get Help to Prepare

A new program will enable 20 countries at risk to put together contingency plans for climate change.

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.

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Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011 Photos from one of the worst tornado seasons to ever hit the U.S.

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