In different parts of the American West, climate influences wildfires in unexpected ways.
With what feels like an especially long winter coming to an end, Dr. Heidi Cullen gives a climate outlook for spring 2011.
NOAA's annual climate report shows we live in a warming world.
Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American WestÃ¢Â€Â”and climate change looks at least partly responsible. This report explores the connections between rising temperatures, melting snows, multiplying beetles and the increase in wildfires as well as the toll fires are taking on forests and the people who live in and around them.
The flow of water in Montana's rivers is lifeblood for its economy, both through tourism and agriculture. Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout the summer. But across Montana, rising temperatures are causing a series of changes.