Can Rain Cause More Fire?

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Can Rain Cause More Fire?

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

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Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin — lifeblood of the Southwest — appears headed for a day of reckoning.

Southwest Drought Predictions

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Southwest Drought Predictions

  • Published: Dec 15th, 2010

Glen MacDonald, of UCLA, talks about the threat of drought in the Southwest and what it means for water supply.

Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

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Arctic Paradox: Warmer Arctic May Mean Cold Blasts for Some

  • Published: Dec 13th, 2010

Arctic warming and loss of sea ice may be helping to drive cold air southward, into the US and Europe, according to recent studies.

Hurricane Round-up 2010

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Hurricane Round-up 2010

  • Published: Nov 30th, 2010

November 30th marked the official end of the 2010 hurricane season, here are some pictures from this year's storms.

A Hurricane Season With Supersized and Shrunken Storms

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A Hurricane Season With Supersized and Shrunken Storms

  • Published: Oct 19th, 2010

The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season has been an unusually active one, with 17 named storms so far. Among these, Hurricane Igor stands out as one of the largest hurricanes observed, while Hurricane Paula was extremely small in comparison.

New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

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New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010

By mid-century in New York, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Philadelphia: July Days Over 90 Degrees

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Philadelphia: July Days Over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010

By mid-century in Philadelphia, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.