News Drought

Beginning of the End of CA Drought, But What’s Next?

Beginning of the End of CA Drought, But What’s Next?

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2017

Storms have wiped out part of California's drought. Global warming could bring climate swings in the future.

It’s Official: 2016 Was Second Hottest Year for U.S.

It’s Official: 2016 Was Second Hottest Year for U.S.

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2017

2016 was the second hottest year on record for the U.S. and the 20th consecutive year above average.

How Climate Change Impacted 2015’s Extreme Weather

How Climate Change Impacted 2015’s Extreme Weather

  • Published: Dec 16th, 2016

Climate change boosted the odds or intensity of many of 2015's extreme weather events, an annual report finds.

Despite Climate Exodus, Marshall Islanders Head Home

Despite Climate Exodus, Marshall Islanders Head Home

  • Published: Dec 11th, 2016

After many young people fled in the face of climate change impacts, some are choosing to return.

Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

Tennessee Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

  • Published: Nov 29th, 2016

Intense drought and powerful winds conspired to whip a massive wildfire that endangered Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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.