News Midwest

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.

East St. Louis Kids Struggle With Life-threatening Disease

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2012

The socioeconomic profile and long history of environmental hazards have left East St. Louis with alarmingly high asthma rates.

Rare Beast: For Many, March Was Warmer Than April

  • Published: Apr 26th, 2012

According to a Climate Central analysis, nearly 140 locations in the U.S. had a warmer March than April to date.

Critical Flaws Bared in Aviation Tornado Warning System

  • Published: Apr 24th, 2012

Crucial gaps in the nation’s aviation tornado warning and response system remain, like alerting airline pilots & passengers.

Search For Survivors Begins as Tornadoes Pummel States

  • Published: Mar 5th, 2012

One of the biggest tornado outbreaks in March's history ripped apart at least 10 states in the South and Midwest.

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

  • Published: Feb 1st, 2012

Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

  • Published: Jan 26th, 2012

Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?

Explainer: Is Climate Change Playing a Role In Mississippi River Floods?

  • Published: May 11th, 2011

With major flooding continuing along the Miss. River, Climate Central tackles the question of how climate change fits into the picture.