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.

In Sarasota, Businesses Take Small Steps to Confront Climate Risks

  • Published: Apr 7th, 2011

Aware of the risks of hurricanes and sea level rise, study finds business owners in Sarasota, Fla. still aren't taking key steps to plan.

Sea Level Rise Brings Added Risks to Coastal Nuclear Plants

  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2011

Sea level rise will exacerbate storm surge flooding, scientists say, which means more severe "worst-case scenarios" for plants like Florida's Turkey Point.

Widespread Spring Flooding Likely, NOAA says

  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011

The spring outlook calls for extensive flooding across the northern tier of the country, while drought lingers across the South.

Podcast: Digging Into Past Climate

  • Published: Mar 15th, 2011

January Was Cooler and Drier Than Average Across the US

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011

The result of a mix of La Nina and other climate cycles, the U.S. experienced a colder and drier than average January.