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Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2021

A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

  • Published: May 15th, 2019

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

  • Published: Apr 17th, 2019

Local temperature data from 1970 to 2018 shows warming trends across the country — and Americans are already feeling the effects.

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2019

Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

  • Published: Aug 10th, 2017

The timing of floods has changed across Europe due to shifts in climate, with some areas seeing earlier floods and some later.

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2017

July was record warm for Alaska's northernmost city and the hottest month on record for the globe at Death Valley.

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2017

Wildfires are raging across British Columbia. They're the latest sign of climate change in the northern forest.

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2017

The Southwest's monsoons are becoming more intense, even as less rain falls on average.