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Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2016

New analysis shows how climate change is influencing a dramatic increase in large western wildfires.

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.

Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

  • Published: Apr 1st, 2016

Tens of millions of Americans are losing water because of warming's effects on Colorado River.

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

  • Published: Mar 14th, 2016

The combination of coastal population growth and sea level rise could flood millions of homes by 2100.

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

  • Published: Feb 4th, 2016

The weather patterns that normally bring rain to the Southwest have been disappearing.

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

  • Published: Aug 31st, 2015

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

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.

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2015

Two maps illustrate why the spring arrival of El Niño will not bring relief for the West's drought woes.