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Mar 20, 2015 05:15 AM ET
California, the world's bread basket, is in the midst of a four-year drought - its worst in a scary-long time. What does it mean for the golden state, and could the same be in store for the rest of the U.S.?
Mar 6, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Climate Central
The hot West, cold East divide continued for a second winter, but heat was the bigger story this year.
Mar 4, 2015 02:10 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
Climate change turned up the heat on California's drought, heat that could be a fixture by the 2030s.
Mar 2, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Climate change from 2006 to 2010 may have helped exacerbate the economic and social collapse that led to today's bloody Syrian conflict. Continue reading →
Feb 4, 2015 08:23 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A strategically placed video camera aboard an upper-stage rocket motor captured NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, spacecraft as it scooted off toward an operational orbit 425 miles above the planet. Continue reading →
Jan 30, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
NASA's next Earth-observing satellite is scheduled to launch Saturday (Jan. 31), and it could vastly improve the way scientists monitor droughts around the world.
Dec 29, 2014 11:28 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
But by 2100, the southern part of the state will get more severe storms, hiking the risk of flooding.
Dec 5, 2014 02:07 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Record heat is magnifying the effects of the state-wide drought, according to climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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