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Washington’s ‘Wet Drought’ Gets Worse

Washington’s ‘Wet Drought’ Gets Worse

  • Published: May 15th, 2015

The "wet drought" plaguing Washington has prompted a statewide emergency declaration.

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2015

Two maps illustrate why the spring arrival of El Niño will not bring relief for the West's drought woes.

How Did Your City Fare This Winter?

How Did Your City Fare This Winter?

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2015

The hot West, cold East divide continued for a second winter, but heat was the bigger story this year.

Seventeen U.S. Cities on Track for Hottest Year

Seventeen U.S. Cities on Track for Hottest Year

  • Published: Dec 30th, 2014

Seventeen major U.S. cities are on track for their hottest year on record but none are headed for record cold.

Washington State Offers Ambitious Cap-and-Trade Plan

Washington State Offers Ambitious Cap-and-Trade Plan

  • Published: Dec 29th, 2014

Washington's governor has proposed a sophisticated and broad carbon cap-and-trade program.

Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

  • Published: Dec 18th, 2014

Coastal flooding is likely to become a much more regular occurrence by mid-century as sea levels rise.

Extreme Halloween: Ghoulish Weather Records

Extreme Halloween: Ghoulish Weather Records

  • Published: Oct 30th, 2014

Happy Halloween! Here's a look at Halloween climate extremes for cities across the country.

Pacific Northwest Warming May Have Natural Roots

Pacific Northwest Warming May Have Natural Roots

  • Published: Sep 22nd, 2014

Natural variations might be behind much of the warming in and around the Pacific Northwest.