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The 2011 Hurricane Season is Over: Now for the Recap

  • Published: Nov 30th, 2011

After a three-year hiatus, Irene was the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S., and one of 19 named tropical storms in the third-most-active season on record.

Sea Level Rise to Put the “Squeeze” on Coastal Georgia

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2011

Georgia’s 100-mile coastline has waxed and waned with changing sea levels for thousands of years, surviving by shifting miles in the process. And it's doing so once more.

Increase in Hurricane Numbers Due to Better Detection, Not Climate Change, Study Says

  • Published: Jun 17th, 2011

New study finds that a trend towards more frequent Atlantic hurricanes since the 1940s may be largely due to better ways of detecting them.

Explainer: Is Climate Change Playing a Role In Mississippi River Floods?

  • Published: May 11th, 2011

With major flooding continuing along the Miss. River, Climate Central tackles the question of how climate change fits into the picture.

Texas Wildfires Continue to Rage Amidst Historic Drought Conditions

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

An historic drought is stoking major wildfires in Texas, raising questions about whether climate change is playing a role.

In Tennessee, Heat Waves Diminish Nuclear Power Output

  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011

With heat waves on the rise, last summer's nuclear slowdown in Tennessee may be a sign of things to come.

In Sarasota, Businesses Take Small Steps to Confront Climate Risks

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2011

Aware of the risks of hurricanes and sea level rise, study finds business owners in Sarasota, Fla. still aren't taking key steps to plan.

In New Orleans: Recovering From a Post-Katrina ‘Brain Drain’

  • Published: Aug 27th, 2010

CLIMATE CENTRAL - After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans lost many experts who could have helped the city recover from the storm. Five years later, has the "brain drain" been plugged?