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Heat Wave Adds to Wildfire Woes, Expands East

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.

‘Heat is On’ Is Front & Center on Rachel Maddow Show

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Guest host Ezra Klein discussed the state-by-state temperature trends highlighted in our report, "The Heat is On".

Wildfires in Western U.S. to Increase with Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Under projected models of a warming planet, fire frequency could increase in the U.S. within 30 years.

Western U.S. Faces ‘Extreme’ Wildfire Risk Now and Later

  • Published: May 23rd, 2012

Wildfire season is off to a fast start in the Southwest, and dry summer anticipated may bring above average fire activity.

Florida Left High and Dry and More Prone to Wildfires

  • Published: Apr 13th, 2012

So far this year, nearly 1,400 wildfires have burned in Florida, thanks to ideal burning conditions from the long-term drought.

Southwest Wildfires and Global Warming, Explained

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2011

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?

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.

NOAA Scientists Find No Clear Human Connection to Deadly 2010 Russian Heat Wave, But…

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2011

A new study finds that primarily natural causes led to last summer's soaring temperatures in Russia, but similar events are becoming more likely.