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It’s So Hot in Phoenix, Planes Can’t Take Off

It’s So Hot in Phoenix, Planes Can’t Take Off

  • Published: Jun 20th, 2017

Planes have been grounded in Phoenix as life-threatening heat descends across the Southwest.

It’s June. California Is Still Covered in Snow

It’s June. California Is Still Covered in Snow

  • Published: Jun 16th, 2017

The Sierra Nevada continues to sport a deep snowpack after an epic winter.

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

  • Published: Jun 16th, 2017

The number of large wildfires burning up swaths of the Great Plains rose 350 percent during 30 years.

India’s Punishing Heat Waves More Deadly With Warming

India’s Punishing Heat Waves More Deadly With Warming

  • Published: Jun 7th, 2017

Even the modest rise in global temperatures to date have made India's already sweltering heat waves deadlier.

New York Boardwalk Shows Climate Adaptation Costs

New York Boardwalk Shows Climate Adaptation Costs

  • Published: Jun 5th, 2017

Beachgoers are flip-flopping along a rebuilt boardwalk that reflects a coastal reimagination underway.

NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic

NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic

  • Published: May 25th, 2017

Above-average hurricane activity is expected in Atlantic this hurricane season, despite a potential El Niño.

El Niño Again? This Is Why It’s Hard to Tell

El Niño Again? This Is Why It’s Hard to Tell

  • Published: May 18th, 2017

An El Niño could form again this summer, just a year after the demise of one of the strongest on record.

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

  • Published: May 9th, 2017

After years of widespread, intense drought, the U.S. is experiencing its smallest drought footprint since 2000.