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U.S. Drought Monitor map from March 19, 2013
Current climate-induced drought is slipping into a trend that scientists say resembles some of the worst droughts in U.S. history, like the Dust Bowl.
Drought conditions in more than half of the United States have slipped into a pattern that...
Mar 28, 2013 | Read More
Temperature rise
The death toll from global warming-fueled heat waves will rise by 150,000 in America's biggest cities by century's end, study finds.
The U.S. death toll from heat waves made more intense by climate change will rise by 150,000—just...
Jun 6, 2012 | Read More
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)
Since May 2011, Democrats have made at least seven other requests to GOP leadership for climate hearings. Thus far, none has been granted.
WASHINGTON—A remarkably balmy January—the fourth warmest on record—has prompted top Democrats on...
Feb 23, 2012 | Read More
A drilling rig stands over a natural gas well in Colorado
Research suggests that emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than CO2, far exceed current estimates for gas drilling and production.
Weeks after Barack Obama promoted natural gas as a key part of U.S. energy policy in his State of...
Feb 9, 2012 | Read More
Two ranchers walk across parched dried soil in Culberson County, Texas.
Temperature data shows the Texas heat wave wouldn't have occurred without warming, Hansen claims. Others aren't ready to draw such a definitive conclusion.
For three months last summer, temperatures in Texas soared higher than at any time in recorded...
Jan 31, 2012 | Read More
Rajenda Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
The world's leading science panel studied the link between man-made warming and wild weather for the first time. InsideClimate News examines its results.
Record heat waves, drought, floods, thunderstorms, tornado outbreaks—extreme weather battered much...
Nov 22, 2011 | Read More
NOAA and DOE have deployed more than a dozen wind detection instruments across the Midwest to measure the economic value of improved forecasting.
If the weather report says it's supposed to be sunny and breezy tomorrow, do you trust that...
Oct 7, 2011 | Read More
It's unlikely the new climate data will have an impact on Congress, which failed to pass climate legislation in 2010 and is now looking to derail EPA
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that 2010 tied 2005 as the...
Jan 13, 2011 | Read More
Jason Box is pretty certain his cameras captured the dramatic fracture of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. He'll be able to retrieve them in 2011.
You’ll forgive Jason Box for being a little impatient these days. After all, you would be too if...
Nov 12, 2010 | Read More
100% mortality reported in some oyster beds as operations assess damage
HOUMA, LA.--- A mucky pile of oysters rattles onto a metal table as captain Jesus Zarraga guides...
Aug 5, 2010 | Read More