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Climate Change Ups Odds of a Southwest Megadrought

A new study shows that climate change is increasing the odds of long-term drought in the Southwest.

Picture This: Awesome Auroras and Triple Rainbows

Colors abound in this week's weather photo roundup, with a triple rainbow and glowing rains over Yosemite.

See How This Summer’s Temperatures Stack Up

Summer's nearly over, so here's a look at how temps this year stack up against the historical record.

Coal Plants Lock in 300 Billion Tons of CO2 Emissions

Coal plants are committing the Earth to billions of tons of CO2 emissions in the coming decades.

What Global Warming Might Mean for Extreme Snowfalls

While warming is expected to reduce average snowfalls, it may have less of an impact on extreme snowfalls.

Crowdsourced Photos Provide Drought Snapshots

Anyone can contribute to a growing database of photos that show the state of drought across the U.S.

Can Birds Be Protected From Huge Solar Plants?

Bird deaths have stoked legal action that could challenge half a dozen solar plants planned in Calif. and Ariz.

Visualize It: Old Weather Data Feeds New Climate Models

Old weather records are providing valuable data for scientists and fodder for stunning visualizations.

Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?

Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.

The Jargonaut: What’s a Rossby Wave?

An explanation of what a Rossby wave is and how it could be messing with U.S. weather patterns.

Depths of Atlantic May Hold Key to Global Warming Hiatus

Excess heat is being stored deep in the Atlantic and Southern oceans – not Pacific as previously thought.

What Iceland’s Volcanoes Can Teach Us about Climate

Another Icelandic volcano is primed to erupt and events like that have a lot teach us about climate change.

6 Degrees: Urban Heat, Miami’s Woes & Record Temps

The week that was features the latest on urban heats islands, Miami's sea level woes and more.

A Tale of Two Cities: Miami, New York and Life on the Edge

Like New York, Miami faces the challenge of rising seas, but with a number of critical differences.

Coal Terminal Decision Highlights Exports’ GHGs

Oregon coal terminal permit denial points to uncertainty about how coal exports greenhouse gas emissions.

Epic Drought in West is Literally Moving Mountains

Drought in the West is causing the land to rise as water loss lifts a massive weight from the earth, a study shows.

Wind Turbine Syndrome? Courts Aren’t Buying It

Neighbors who complain about the health effects of wind farms almost always lose in court.

Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking U.S. Cities

Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas.

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.

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CO2 From Power Plants Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels.