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Heat Wave Adds to Wildfire Woes, Expands East

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.

Heat Wave Continues for One More Day in East

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2012

A stifling heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to near 100 degrees across the U.S. is ending, but not quite yet.

Summer Comes in with a Bang Setting Heat Records

  • Published: Jun 21st, 2012

Summer came in with a bang on Wednesday as 90-degree temperatures across the Northeast set records.

Hot News: Second-Warmest May on Record for Globe

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

NOAA said May 2012 was the second-warmest May on record, behind only to May 2010.

Coverage Around the Nation Warms to ‘The Heat is On’

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

A highlight of the media coverage of our report “The Heat Is On: U.S. Temperature Trends,” by more than 100 organizations.

‘Heat is On’ Is Front & Center on Rachel Maddow Show

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Guest host Ezra Klein discussed the state-by-state temperature trends highlighted in our report, "The Heat is On".

Four Major Heat Records Fall in Stunning NOAA Report

  • Published: Jun 7th, 2012

The U.S. set records for the warmest spring, warmest year-to-date, and warmest 12-month period since 1895.

Race to Map Africa’s Forgotten Glaciers Before They Melt

  • Published: Jun 4th, 2012

43 glaciers in Uganda are in dire condition and can be expected to disappear in a decade or two.