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.

Global Warming Coastal Flood Risk

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Global Warming Coastal Flood Risk

  • Published: Apr 12th, 2012

The odds of extreme coastal floods nationally by 2030.

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.

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

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20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011

A new study highlights 180 regions in the U.S. where sea level rise is likely to have a major impact. Here are photos of the 20 cities with populations over 300,000 which are likely to be affected.

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.

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.