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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.

May Continues a Ridiculous Warm Streak for the Planet

May Continues a Ridiculous Warm Streak for the Planet

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2017

New NASA data shows this May was the second-hottest May on record.

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.

Warmer Temperatures Drying the Rio Grande

Warmer Temperatures Drying the Rio Grande

  • Published: May 12th, 2017

Rising temperatures are causing less of each winter’s snowpack to flow down a major river as water.

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.

Swath of States Experiencing Hottest Year to Date

Swath of States Experiencing Hottest Year to Date

  • Published: May 8th, 2017

Through April, this year is the hottest on record for several Southern and Ohio Valley states.

The Fingerprints of Global Warming on Extreme Weather

The Fingerprints of Global Warming on Extreme Weather

  • Published: Apr 24th, 2017

Global warming made heat records more likely for about 80 percent of an observed area of the globe.

Scientists: Get Used to Wildfires in a Warming World

Scientists: Get Used to Wildfires in a Warming World

  • Published: Apr 17th, 2017

Communities across the West will have to adapt to living with the ever-increasing threat of wildfires.