After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.
Guest host Ezra Klein discussed the state-by-state temperature trends highlighted in our report, "The Heat is On".
Under projected models of a warming planet, fire frequency could increase in the U.S. within 30 years.
Wildfire season is off to a fast start in the Southwest, and dry summer anticipated may bring above average fire activity.
So far this year, nearly 1,400 wildfires have burned in Florida, thanks to ideal burning conditions from the long-term drought.
Fueled by drought conditions, the 2011 wildfire season is off to an explosive start. Is this a preview of what's to come with global warming?
An historic drought is stoking major wildfires in Texas, raising questions about whether climate change is playing a role.
A new study finds that primarily natural causes led to last summer's soaring temperatures in Russia, but similar events are becoming more likely.