Blogs Drought

Record Summer Temperatures, By The Numbers

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2012

So many records have been broken or tied so far this summer that it can be difficult to make sense of it all. We keep track so you don't have to.

Snapshot of the Drought’s Impact Across the Country

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2012

You want some context to the drought's impact? Here's a quick snapshot of some of the coverage around the country.

Image of the Day: Devastating Drought Desiccates U.S.

  • Published: Jul 20th, 2012

Moderate to exceptional drought now covers 63 percent of the U.S., drying up this Indiana reservoir.

Heat and Drought Pose Risks for Nuclear Power Plants

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2012

Nuclear power plants face an emerging threat from climate change because of temperature restrictions.

Image of the Day: A Frog Marriage or a Plea for Rain?

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2012

Droughts persist in India -- not to mention the U.S. -- prompting a frog marriage as an offering to the rain gods in Nagpur, India.

The Extreme Weather of 2012 Represented in One Chart

  • Published: Jul 9th, 2012

The weather of 2012 has been so unusual that the Climate Extremes Index has reached a new high.

2012 Heat Wave is Historic, if not Unprecedented

  • Published: Jul 9th, 2012

After breaking thousands of records, how does the recent heat wave compare vs. hottest summers in U.S. history?

Colorado Wildfires Explained in One Chart

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

With Colorado wildfires raging, this chart shows the key role played by the lack of snowfall, and early snowmelt.