Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

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Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

  • Published: Oct 23rd, 2012

For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.

2012: Warmest March Ever Recorded

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2012: Warmest March Ever Recorded

  • Published: Apr 18th, 2012

You knew it was warm last month, but today it's official: it wasn't just warm; it was the warmest March ever recorded in the U.S.

Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

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Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

  • Published: Dec 16th, 2011

A look at which states were hit hardest by extreme climate and weather events in 2011.

Maps Show Quarter Million New Yorkers Reside Below Potential Storm Surge Level

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Maps Show Quarter Million New Yorkers Reside Below Potential Storm Surge Level

  • Published: Aug 26th, 2011

Based on the 2010 Census and Climate Central's map analysis, climate change-related sea level rise has put more New Yorkers at risk of flooding from Hurricane Irene.

Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011

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Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011

  • Published: May 24th, 2011

Photos from one of the worst tornado seasons to ever hit the U.S.

Wildfires in the West

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Wildfires in the West

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.

In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

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In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a desert state like Nevada, heavy rains promote plant growth but can lead to more wildfires.

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

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In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.