Wildfires and No Drought Relief in Sight for Southwest

  • Published: May 18th, 2011

While the Miss. River flooding continues, drought in the Southwest is adding to the worst spring wildfire season in over a decade.

Explainer: Is Climate Change Playing a Role In Mississippi River Floods?

  • Published: May 11th, 2011

With major flooding continuing along the Miss. River, Climate Central tackles the question of how climate change fits into the picture.

Heat Waves and Nuclear Power — Part Two

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Floods in the Midwest and a new SolveClimate story are a reminder of nuclear power's vulnerability to climate change.

Heavy Midwestern Rains Lead to Mississippi Floods

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Extreme rainfall events, like the ones that have contributed to the recent Mississippi River floods, are increasing in the Upper Midwest.

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.

How Do We Know: Tracking Tornadoes

How Do We Know: Tracking Tornadoes

  • Published: Apr 18th, 2011

How do we know when a tornado is forming? Scientist Harold Brooks explains how Doppler radars are used to track storm formation.

In Tennessee, Heat Waves Diminish Nuclear Power Output

  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011

With heat waves on the rise, last summer's nuclear slowdown in Tennessee may be a sign of things to come.

Higher Winds, Higher Waves: But Is It Climate Change?

  • Published: Mar 28th, 2011

A new paper in Science says that wind speeds and wave heights have increased in the world's oceans over the past 20 years. What it doesn't say is why.