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Heat Wave Continues, With Record Warm Overnight Lows

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2011

Use this interactive to examine the record warm overnight low temperatures that have marked this summer's intense heat wave.

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

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Sparks Conversation on Energy Safety

  • Published: Mar 15th, 2011

How will the ongoing Japanese nuclear crisis affect the US political consensus on nuclear energy?

Increasing Energy Efficiency with New Federal Incentives

  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

A new government initiative aims to increase energy efficiency by 20 percent in America's commercial sector by 2020