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Trends for Your Area’s Rainiest Day of the Year

  • Published: May 15th, 2019

Climate change has made the year’s heaviest rainstorm even heavier. See the change in your area.

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

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Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

  • Published: Nov 19th, 2015

Each state receives a conventional letter grade to illustrate its climate change preparedness overall and for five specific hazards: heat, drought, wildfires, inland & coastal flooding.

State-level Preparedness Report Cards

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State-level Preparedness Report Cards

  • Published: Nov 18th, 2015

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

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Lightning-Caused Wildfires

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2013

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun

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Global Warming: It’s Not the Sun

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

Climate change can be natural, but what’s happening now can’t be explained by natural forces.

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

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It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2013

A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.

Pollen Searches are on the Rise

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Pollen Searches are on the Rise

  • Published: Apr 18th, 2012

Online searches for the word"pollen" have gone through the roof this spring, and if you know anyone with seasonal allergies (and who doesn't?) this isn't surprising.

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

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Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

  • Published: Apr 24th, 2011

For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.