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Report Details Climate Change, Extreme Weather Links

  • Published: Mar 28th, 2012

A new IPCC report lays out the ways that climate change-related extreme events are raising the risks of disasters worldwide.

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

  • Published: Jan 31st, 2012

If reservoir levels don't rise in the coming months, water managers will be forced to withhold water from agricultural users, which will mean severe cuts to Texas rice production this year.

2011 Was At Least 11th Warmest Year On Record

  • Published: Jan 19th, 2012

2011 was the 11th warmest year on record globally, and the warmest La Nina year ever observed.

Global Warming May Worsen Effects of El Niño, La Niña Events

  • Published: Oct 12th, 2011

A new study on El Niño and La Niña doesn't bode well - and you don't have to know what those terms mean to understand why.

Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2011

In the short run, there is good news about Colorado River Basin water supplies, but climate change and increasing water demand point to long-term problems.

Southwest Wildfires and Global Warming, Explained

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2011

Fueled by drought conditions, the 2011 wildfire season is off to an explosive start. Is this a preview of what's to come with global warming?

Global Warming Brings Unusual Springtime Snowpack Decline in the West, New Study Finds

  • Published: Jun 9th, 2011

A new study finds unusually large losses of springtime snow cover in the West in recent years, raising concerns about water supplies.

Were Ancient Humans More Resilient to Climate Change than Modern Society?

  • Published: Jun 7th, 2011

Archaeologists are contributing new insights into records of past climate change, showing just how resilient early human populations were.