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Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

  • Published: May 6th, 2016

Warm weather out West has pushed the Lower 48 to its second warmest January through April on record.

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

  • Published: May 2nd, 2016

Global warming is reducing oxygen supplies for marine wildlife along the West Coast and elsewhere.

El Niño Has Helped Fill California’s Biggest Reservoir

El Niño Has Helped Fill California’s Biggest Reservoir

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2016

One of the strongest El Niño's on record has had some major drought-busting benefits in northern California.

Meltdown: More Rain, Less Snow as the World Warms

Meltdown: More Rain, Less Snow as the World Warms

  • Published: Apr 4th, 2016

Analysis finds a decrease in the percent of precip falling as snow in winter months for every region of the U.S.

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.

Shift to Dry Years May Bring More Drought to California

Shift to Dry Years May Bring More Drought to California

  • Published: Apr 1st, 2016

Persistent high pressure ridges like those during California's driest years are becoming more common.

How a Monster El Niño Transforms the World’s Weather

How a Monster El Niño Transforms the World’s Weather

  • Published: Mar 15th, 2016

An exceptionally strong El Niño has tampered with the world’s weather, bringing drought, floods and heat waves.

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.