Air Quality Gets Worse as Temperatures Rise

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Air Quality Gets Worse as Temperatures Rise

  • Published: Aug 20th, 2014

As temperatures go up, ground-level ozone goes up, making for poorer air quality. Check out the trend in various cities across the U.S.

Urban vs. Rural Heat

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Urban vs. Rural Heat

  • Published: Aug 20th, 2014

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island. See details for 60 U.S. cities.

California Drought Intensifies

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California Drought Intensifies

  • Published: Jul 31st, 2014

The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.

Record Highs Outpacing Record Lows

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Record Highs Outpacing Record Lows

  • Published: Jul 16th, 2014

On the decadal scale, the gap between highs and lows has been growing since the 1970s.

Record Highs Beating Record Lows

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Record Highs Beating Record Lows

  • Published: Jul 16th, 2014

Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.

Poison Ivy in a Warming World

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Poison Ivy in a Warming World

  • Published: Jun 11th, 2014

Scientists say increased CO2 emissions are making poison ivy worse.

Hurricane Power on the Rise

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Hurricane Power on the Rise

  • Published: May 29th, 2014

Data shows hurricanes marked an increase in overall destructive power since 1970, driven by an increase in ocean temperature.

Tropical Trends - Hurricanes and Climate Change

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Tropical Trends - Hurricanes and Climate Change

  • Published: May 29th, 2014

The Power Dissipation Index for hurricanes has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.