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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.

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.

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2015

President Obama said Friday that the pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States.

Rainy May Sets Record for Soggy U.S.

Rainy May Sets Record for Soggy U.S.

  • Published: Jun 8th, 2015

Torrential rains in the Southern Plains made this the wettest month on record for the contiguous U.S.