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Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

  • Published: Jun 16th, 2017

The number of large wildfires burning up swaths of the Great Plains rose 350 percent during 30 years.

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

  • Published: May 9th, 2017

After years of widespread, intense drought, the U.S. is experiencing its smallest drought footprint since 2000.

Drought, Weather Fuel Record Oklahoma Wildfires

Drought, Weather Fuel Record Oklahoma Wildfires

  • Published: Mar 24th, 2017

A dearth of precipitation and windy, dry weather have fueled a record winter wildfire season in Oklahoma.

The Hottest Cities in U.S. vs. the Fastest Warming

The Hottest Cities in U.S. vs. the Fastest Warming

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2016

Scorching summer temperatures are exactly what we should expect in a warming world.

U.S. Faces Dramatic Rise in Extreme Heat, Humidity

U.S. Faces Dramatic Rise in Extreme Heat, Humidity

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2016

Rising extreme heat and humidity in the U.S. cities threaten public health.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2016

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

A Simple Idea Could Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

A Simple Idea Could Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 13th, 2016

Using migration corridors to link natural areas could help wildlife keep pace with climate change.

Lingering El Niño Could Mean Fewer Tornadoes This Year

Lingering El Niño Could Mean Fewer Tornadoes This Year

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2016

Scientists have published their latest tornado season forecast and El Niño could have a big impact.