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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.

Texas’s Warmer Future: Drought and Heavy Rains?

Texas’s Warmer Future: Drought and Heavy Rains?

  • Published: Jun 5th, 2015

Texas and Oklahoma could see both more heavy downpours and drought in a warmer future.

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.

What Severe Weather Season Looks Like in 8 Seconds

What Severe Weather Season Looks Like in 8 Seconds

  • Published: May 1st, 2015

Tornado season is about to kick into high gear. See what parts of the U.S. have the highest risk.

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.

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.

6 Degrees: Hot Summers, a Few Tornadoes & Cows, Pigs

6 Degrees: Hot Summers, a Few Tornadoes & Cows, Pigs

  • Published: Jul 12th, 2014

Summers get hotter, tornado season fizzles, cow manure worsens methane, plan to cut CO2 and more.