2012 Heat Wave is Historic, if not Unprecedented

  • Published: Jul 9th, 2012

After breaking thousands of records, how does the recent heat wave compare vs. hottest summers in U.S. history?

Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2012

Thousands of temperature records have fallen during one of the worst heat waves since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.

Historic Heat Wave Marches On as Drought Expands

  • Published: Jul 5th, 2012

Historic heat continued to roast much of the U.S. on Thursday, as word came that drought conditions have expanded.

Colorado Wildfires Explained in One Chart

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

With Colorado wildfires raging, this chart shows the key role played by the lack of snowfall, and early snowmelt.

Tropical Storm Debby Floods Florida, Ends Drought

  • Published: Jun 26th, 2012

Tropical Storm Debby has dumped so much rain in Florida that the state has gone from extreme drought to extreme flooding.

‘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".

High Plains Farmers Depleting Groundwater, Study Says

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2012

A new study shows that farmers are rapidly depleting groundwater supplies in Kansas and Texas as well as parts of California.

Weather Extremes Widespread over Memorial Day Holiday

  • Published: May 29th, 2012

From record heat to a powerful tropical storm, Memorial Day Weekend will long be remembered for its extreme weather.