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Hot Nights and High Humidity Set This Heat Wave Apart

  • Published: Jul 20th, 2011

The intense heat wave across the US has brought a dangerous combination of high heat and humidity, with repercussions for public health and and the power grid.

New York Times Publishes a Searing Drought Story, But Completely Misses the Climate Change Angle

  • Published: Jul 12th, 2011

A New York Times story on the intense drought in the Southern US fails to mention any possible climate change role, instead blaming La Nina.

What’s Normal Weather, Anyway?

  • Published: Jun 30th, 2011

A redefinition of what counts as normal weather has just been released by NOAA. Our new interactive graphic lets you explore the changes

Global Warming Goes Nuclear

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2011

Flooding has encircled two nuclear power plants, and a wildfire is threatening a nuclear weapons lab. Is this what "nuclear" global warming looks like?

Wildfires and No Drought Relief in Sight for Southwest

  • Published: May 18th, 2011

While the Miss. River flooding continues, drought in the Southwest is adding to the worst spring wildfire season in over a decade.

Heavy Midwestern Rains Lead to Mississippi Floods

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Extreme rainfall events, like the ones that have contributed to the recent Mississippi River floods, are increasing in the Upper Midwest.

Winter Brings Drought Relief to California

  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011

After a very wet winter, California declares its three-year drought emergency over, but long-term water challenges remain.

2010 Russian Heatwave More Extreme Than Previously Thought

  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011

The deadly Russian heatwave of 2010 was a more exceptional event than the 2003 European heatwave, a new study finds.