Cuts to the USGS stream gauge network threaten to undermine the accuracy of flood forecasts and warnings, officials say.
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.
An increasing number of lawsuits against climate scientists has created a need for the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund.
Severe weather took a large toll on life and property in the U.S. last year, partly because people didn't trust or understand weather forecasters.
2011 was the 11th warmest year on record globally, and the warmest La Nina year ever observed.
A groundbreaking new study illustrates the major near-term benefits to reducing short-lived climate forcers like methane and soot