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Restoring Paradise After Hurricane Irma

Florida has always been in the path of storms – it juts right out into Hurricane Alley – but as people have built along the coast, drained wetlands, and contributed …

California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are …

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  “of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads …

The Wests’ New Norm: A Nearly Neverending Wildfire Season

This Rocky  Mountain summer is shaping up to be a lot like last summer — hot, dry, fiery. And it’s not even officially summer yet. A wildfire driven by drought, wind …

What’s Not Making the News

Drought and the Climate Change Freeloaders

Weekly News Roundup – August 3, 2012

Finding Hope in a Texas Wind Farm

Many days it’s rather depressing to be a climate scientist.  It can be hard to keep a positive outlook when we seem to be on a trajectory toward more and …

Living at the Center of the Bulls Eye: Drought, Heat, and Wildfire Ravage Abilene, Texas

It’s been a hot and dry year for people living in Abilene, TX, and the surrounding West Texas countryside. The region was scorched during its hottest summer on record, from …

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the …

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