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Aug 28, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Disappearing wetlands, rising seas and terrible hurricanes. Is there any hope for the Big Easy? Researchers say yes, definitely yes.
Aug 27, 2015 12:54 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
What role climate change may have played in Hurricane Katrina and other storms is difficult to answer, even 10 years later. Continue reading →
Aug 27, 2015 09:30 AM ET // Discovery News
Teams from the National Hurricane Center capture images of Tropical Storm Erika from all angles in these photos.
Aug 26, 2015 03:27 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
There's still some uncertainty, but Tropical Storm Erika could strengthen and end Florida's hurricane drought. Continue reading →
Aug 6, 2015 09:24 AM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Hawaii could see more hurricanes and tropical storms like Guillermo in its vicinity thanks to the influence of global warming. Continue reading →
Aug 5, 2015 12:51 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
NASA satellites have sent back a detailed view of rain and snow across the U.S. so far this year. It shows the West's drought and Plain's epic rains. →
Aug 5, 2015 12:05 PM ET // AFP
Fire has forced more than 13,000 people to evacuate their homes in Northern California.
Aug 3, 2015 12:08 PM ET // AFP
Fires are burning out of control in parts of California and one person has died in the effort to contain the drought-fueled blazes.
Jul 28, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
The United States uses more energy for A/C than any other country in the world. What is this doing to our planet?
Jul 25, 2015 10:00 AM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
While the current El Nino could rival that of 1997, that doesn't mean the U.S. impacts will be the same. Continue reading →
Jul 24, 2015 11:55 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
If it seems like thunderstorms happen more at night, it's because they do. But we literally can't see them coming.
Jun 11, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Numbers don't lie, and the data underlying California's drought do not have anything good to say.
Jun 11, 2015 11:01 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A new measurement and modeling tool could give us time to brace for disruptive electromagnetic storms Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2015 12:01 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Torrential rains in the Southern Plains made this the wettest month on record for the contiguous United States.
Jun 1, 2015 02:15 PM ET // Discovery News
As hurricane season kicks off June 1, we look back at some of the most destructive storms to make landfall in U.S. history.
May 31, 2015 12:56 PM ET // AFP
A brief spell of rain on Sunday brought slight relief in the Delhi region but the temperature again touched 109 Fahrenheit in the afternoon.
May 29, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
There are some under-appreciated, San Andreas-like faults off Los Angeles that could unleash large quakes and tsunamis. But it's nothing like Hollywood's version.
May 28, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A heat wave that is affecting India may be killing many thousands more than has been officially reported, one researcher says.
May 28, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
El Nino will likely keep hurricane activity tamped down this season, which marks 10 years since Katrina. Continue reading →
May 27, 2015 01:27 PM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
After 35 years, the scars of the Mount St. Helens volcano eruption are still clearly evident in a satellite image. Continue reading →
May 27, 2015 07:39 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
While the west coast endures a long stretch of brutal dry weather, some see hope because the southwest is being inundated with rain.
May 7, 2015 07:51 AM ET // AFP
At least 29 tornado sightings had been reported across the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma, where multiple homes were destroyed.
May 6, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Bobby Magill, Climate Central
Forest Service anticipates spending up to $1.6 billion fighting a fire season that could be worse than normal.
May 5, 2015 06:40 PM ET // Brian Kahn, Climate Central
In the case of major hurricanes-- a Category 3 or greater -- the United States has been in a dry spell for nine years.
May 5, 2015 11:45 AM ET // Paul Heltzel
The first images of thunder are created using triggered lightning -- and a lot of microphones -- to create an acoustic signature.
Mar 20, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
Spring in the United States looks to be a hangover of winter conditions, though the season is warming overall.
Mar 18, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A solar eruption was strong enough make the Aurora Borealis much more dramatic than usual and was seen over a much wider area. See photos from the show on March 17.
Mar 17, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
This year's El Niño may deliver a quiet tornado season.
Mar 5, 2015 01:54 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The long-anticipated El Niño has finally arrived, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Continue reading →
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