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What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2016

Drought is fueling large wildfires in the Southeast, but the future of wildfires there in a warming climate is murky.

Toasty October Keeps U.S. on Track for 2nd-Hottest Year

Toasty October Keeps U.S. on Track for 2nd-Hottest Year

  • Published: Nov 8th, 2016

After the third-warmest October on record, the U.S. is having it's second-hottest year-to-date.

Drought, Climate Impact Fall Foliage in Complex Ways

Drought, Climate Impact Fall Foliage in Complex Ways

  • Published: Oct 31st, 2016

Weather and climate can have unexpected complex impacts on the timing and appearance of fall foliage.

Winter Drought Forecast for Much of U.S.

Winter Drought Forecast for Much of U.S.

  • Published: Oct 21st, 2016

Winter will bring continued dry conditions in California, the Southeast and parts of the Northeast.

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict

  • Published: Oct 17th, 2016

New research shows that drought is likely to stoke conflicts in the world's poorest countries.

Landmark Paris Climate Pact to Take Effect in 30 Days

Landmark Paris Climate Pact to Take Effect in 30 Days

  • Published: Oct 5th, 2016

A key threshold for the Paris climate pact has been surpassed, meaning it's nearly ready to take effect.

Greenhouse Gases From Reservoirs Fuel Climate Change

Greenhouse Gases From Reservoirs Fuel Climate Change

  • Published: Sep 29th, 2016

Reservoirs are responsible for 1.3 percent of global man-made greenhouse gas emissions, a study says.

Obama Just Tied Climate Change to National Security

Obama Just Tied Climate Change to National Security

  • Published: Sep 22nd, 2016

Climate change poses a national security risk, but the Obama administration has a plan to deal with it.