July 24, 2017

Temperatures in the 90s and little to no rainfall have triggered exceptional drought in parts of the Northern Plains. Crops have been ravaged and fire risk is high in Montana, Wyoming, and parts of North and South Dakota. 

April 10, 2017

In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors. 

March 30, 2017

On the heels of 2016's devastating mass bleaching event at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, tourists and park managers are reporting thermal stress and mass bleaching again in early 2017.

March 28, 2017

Following years of exceptional drought, California's southeastern deserts were awash in a superbloom of short-lived but spectacular wildflowers in March 2017.

March 22, 2017

Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.

March 10, 2017

Warm ocean temperatures off the coast of Peru helped to create flooding rains across the country in late winter 2017.

January 23, 2017

New research links warm ocean conditions in the North Pacific to the elevated levels of a natural toxin in shellfish along the U.S. West Coast.

September 16, 2016

The Northwest Passage across the Canadian Arctic opened once again in 2016 as sea ice reached its second lowest extent on record.

May 26, 2016

After a severe coral bleaching event struck the Great Barrier Reef, what does a future of climate change mean for the reef?

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May 12, 2016

A massive wildfire in northern Alberta has grown out of control, causing the evacuation of Fort McMurray, a city of 80,000 people. What climate conditions fostered this unusual early-season fire?

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