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West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2016

Extreme rain and snow will hit the West Coast more often as the climate changes, scientists found.

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2016

Maine-based artist Jill Pelto is turning hard climate data into haunting watercolor paintings.

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

  • Published: Jan 6th, 2016

For the first time on record, U.S. wildfires burned more than 10 million acres in a year.

8 Western States Have Warmest Year So Far

8 Western States Have Warmest Year So Far

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2015

Eight western states have recorded their warmest year-to-date through October, and the Lower 48 could see a Top 10.

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

  • Published: Aug 31st, 2015

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

Soaring Temps in Pacific Northwest Shattered Records

Soaring Temps in Pacific Northwest Shattered Records

  • Published: Jul 1st, 2015

An intense heat wave shattered temperature records in the Pacific Northwest, exacerbating the drought.

Will The West Ever Be Able To Live With Fire?

Will The West Ever Be Able To Live With Fire?

  • Published: May 28th, 2015

A drought-amped wildfire season will severely test the West's ability to live with an ancient threat.

Texas, Oklahoma Drought ‘All But Over’

Texas, Oklahoma Drought ‘All But Over’

  • Published: May 21st, 2015

Recent torrential rains have nearly wiped out the five-year drought in Texas and Oklahoma.