Blogs Extreme Planet

Some Heat Waves Can Be More Harmful Than Others, Study Says

  • Published: Nov 20th, 2010

The location, duration and severity of U.S. heat waves all contribute to how deadly a streak of hot temperatures will be.

Historical Perspective on the Russian Heat Wave of 2010

  • Published: Oct 27th, 2010

The Russian heat wave of 2010 contributed to the deaths of as many as 15,000 people. But just how unusual was the heat?

Eyeing Super Typhoon Megi

  • Published: Oct 18th, 2010

Stunning satellite image captures the wrath of Super Typhoon Megi as it strikes the Philippines.

Arctic Tipping Points Affect World Climate

  • Published: Oct 13th, 2010

KQED CLIMATEWATCH: The Arctic is warming, and what happens there has consequences here in the United States.

Could a Brightening Sun Cool the Earth?

  • Published: Oct 7th, 2010

A new study suggests the sun-climate connection is more complex than we thought — but it's too early to tell if the results will hold up.

Get Ready for a La Nina Winter

  • Published: Sep 30th, 2010

La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean are likely to shape global weather patterns in the coming months. How might your region be affected?

Fish & Wildlife Service Lays Out a New Course for Species Conservation in Climate Change Era

  • Published: Sep 28th, 2010

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released a new strategic plan that identifies climate change as the preeminent species conservation challenge.