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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.

Climate Change Threatens Almighty U.S. ‘King Corn’

Climate Change Threatens Almighty U.S. ‘King Corn’

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2014

Heat waves and water shortages could devastate U.S. farmlands devoted to corn crop, a new report warns.

Foliage Season Under Fire from Climate Change

Foliage Season Under Fire from Climate Change

  • Published: Oct 14th, 2013

Shifting seasons due to climate change could darken foliage, costing states billions in lost revenue.