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From 1970 to 2021, the longest winter cold snaps shrunk for 97% of the 244 U.S. locations analyzed—a winter trend that can have year-round impacts.
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The time between billion-dollar disasters—time to help communities across the nation recover—has dropped to just 18 days on average in recent years (2016-2020), according to Climate Central’s new presentation of NOAA/NCEI data.
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Global sea rise caused by heat-trapping pollution and a gradual sinking of the land around the Chesapeake have combined to create some of the…
Climate Central used its public and proprietary tools to assess the current and future coastal flood risk to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.
As seas rise at a quickening pace, the water continues to creep closer to where the city’s students spend most of their days —…
Corn and soybean yields may fall 5% globally between 2050 and 2100 because of the combination of a drier and hotter climate.