March 22, 2017

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

February 10, 2017

January 2017 saw hot summertime temperatures dominate across eastern Australia.

July 29, 2016

Extreme heat in Kuwait last week might have set a new high temperature record for Asia and the Eastern Hemisphere. How do climate experts verify such records?

June 29, 2016

Part 2 looks into the causes of the scorching hot temperatures in the U.S. Southwest in mid-June 2016. The culprit? A large area of high pressure that let the air bake under cloudless skies.

June 22, 2016

Scorching heat in the U.S. Southwest in mid-June 2016 broke daily records for this time of year. In many locations, temperatures ranked in the top five warmest days for any time of year.

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?

May 6, 2016

Unusually warm water along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has led to record-breaking coral bleaching.

April 28, 2016

Every summer, Greenland's ice sheet melts when temperatures warm up. This year, however, saw the start of the ice melt season begin in April, much earlier than normal. 

March 11, 2016

For the third winter in a row, temperatures were well above normal for much of Alaska, leaving Alaskans to wonder, where's winter?

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