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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.

Explaining Explosion of Daily Record Highs Easy as Pie

  • Published: Jul 16th, 2012

As the climate has warmed, there has been a growing imbalance between record daily high temps and record daily lows.

Climate Central’s Record Temperature Tracker

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2012

Keep tabs on and explore record temperatures using Climate Central's interactive record tracker.

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 Expands Again Before Retreating to the West

  • Published: Jul 3rd, 2012

The June heat wave is now also the early July heat wave, with utility companies reporting some progress restoring power.

Image of the Day: Greening Roofs With White Paint

  • Published: Jun 30th, 2012

White roofs in cities could prevent the world from emitting billions of tons of CO2, according to the White Roof Project.

Heat Wave Bakes the West and High Plains, Moves East

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2012

Record heat in the West and High Plains is aggravating tinderbox conditions, and is moving to the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

Image of the Day: Reef Rises From Retired Rig

  • Published: Jun 21st, 2012

An oil platform that is no longer in use now teems with life from a coral reef growing on the structure.