Blogs States of Change

Oklahoma Is OK if You Like Sizzling Temperatures

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2012

Sizzling heat continues to affect Oklahoma with near-record heat and temperatures propelled by extreme drought conditions.

Cities Across U.S. Bore Brunt of Record-Setting July Heat

  • Published: Aug 1st, 2012

Preliminary climate data shows that July was one of the hottest months on record, from Denver to D.C.

Stubborn 2012 Heat Wave Roasts Eight States

  • Published: Jul 31st, 2012

Dangerous heat is scorching a region from Kansas to Mississippi, with all-time temperature records in jeopardy.

Extreme Heat Continues to Plague South Central States

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2012

High temperatures are soaring into the triple digits from Oklahoma to Arkansas, as the record warm summer of 2012 drags on.

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.

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.

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.

Heat Wave Sets More All-Time Temperature Records

  • Published: Jul 1st, 2012

All-time record temperatures were set in Southeast, while millions were still without power after Friday's severe weather.