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Weather Patterns Show Climate Is Changing U.S.

Fiercer tornadoes, more prolonged periods of drought and loss of native fish species are some of the damaging impacts predicted for the U.S. as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

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Less Snow Won’t End Blizzard Hazard

New research predicts that while there will be less snow in a warming world, the sort of severe snowstorms that caused chaos in the U.S. this year will remain a serious hazard.

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Atlas Meets Climate Change

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Arctic Warming Blamed for Dangerous Heat Waves

Giant waves in the jet stream that often govern our weather are changing as the Arctic warms more rapidly—leading to long periods of soaring temperatures that pose major threats to economies and human health.

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Climate Change Damages Europe’s Forests

New research shows that forest ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in the climate and have been suffering intensified disturbance in Europe for decades.

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Atlases Reveal Climate and Weather Impacts

More than 40 years of extreme global weather and decades of ice loss in the Arctic are graphically shown in two new atlases.

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Climate Puts U.S. at Risk of Multibillion Dollar Bill

U.S. government and business are warned that climate change could cost the economy billions of dollars because of the increasing risk of property damage, reduced harvests and workers incapacitated by extreme heat.

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U.S. Corn’s Gravy Train Faces Derailment

Corn produced annually in the U.S. is estimated to be enough to fill a freight train stretching around the world, but climate change and unsustainable use of water resources and fertilizers threaten the industry.

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May Days’ Heat Sets Up Record El Niño

High global temperatures last month made it one of the hottest Mays ever, and scientists believe it might have paved the way for a record-breaking El Niño weather phenomenon.

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Rain Forest Tribes Seek World Cup Spotlight

Leaders of indigenous tribes in the Amazon rain forest seek to use the global spotlight on the soccer World Cup in Brazil to publicize the plea for recognition of their lands and an end to dam building and deforestation.

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Help Needed Now for Climate Refugees

A United Nations University report urges governments worldwide to draw up plans urgently to avoid conflict and insecurity by helping populations that are being forced to move because of climate change.

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Aircon Turns Up the City Heat

As cities get hotter in the changing climate, the increased use of air conditioners is worsening the problem—especially at night, U.S. researchers say.

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Europe Faces Cereals Crop Crash

Europe’s wheat and barley yields could be heading for a 20 percent drop as a result of temperature rise and an increase in extreme weather.

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El Niño Blows Hot and Cold

Analysis of historic data about the mysterious El Niño, which periodically unleashes devastating weather, reveals that it has a bad local side and an even worse global side—and another may be on its way.

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Migrating Cyclones Pose New Threat

Coastal areas that would not expect to be hit by violent hurricanes or typhoons face a growing threat of devastation as scientists discover that tropical cyclones are moving further north and south.

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Climate Change Endangers Historic U.S. Landmarks

Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic U.S. landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA’s coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said Tuesday.

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First Day of Spring

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Rain vs. Drought

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How Weather Shapes Our Climate Ideas

Researchers in the U.S. say most people’s convictions about climate change are largely shaped by the weather outside—because that’s the most immediate data they can find.

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Uncle Sam Is Freezing

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Record Lows

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America in the Freezer

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Gates of Hell

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Global Warming Hoax

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Study Links Deadly Summer Storms to Global Warming

For the first time, scientists say they’ve found a link between global warming-fed weather changes and the size and intensity of thunderstorms. The prognosis is not good.

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At Least 1 Death, Hundreds of Illnesses Blamed on Record U.S. Heat Wave

The Western part of the United States is in the throes of a record-setting heat wave that is expected to continue through the week, with temperatures forecast to hit the 120s in some areas.

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Videos Capture Scary EF-5 Oklahoma Tornado

At least 24 people were killed, hundreds more were injured and numerous homes, schools and businesses were destroyed after a massive tornado barreled through the town of Moore, Okla., on Monday.

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First Day of Spring

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What Climate Change

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Is It Hot Enough for You?

All right, now can we talk about climate change? After a year when the lower 48 states suffered the warmest temperatures, and the second-craziest weather, since record-keeping began?

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Climate Change

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Ending the Silence on Climate Change

“What should really be scaring the daylights out of us—the crisis which could make all the others irrelevant—is global warming,” Bill Moyers says on the latest edition of “Moyers & Company.” “Get this one wrong and it’s over—not just for the USA, but for planet Earth.”

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Keeping the Storm at Bay

Here’s a proposed initiative for the next administration: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next Hurricane Sandy.

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Walkabout: Manhattan After Sandy

Day four of the aftermath of the devastating and deadly superstorm saw a Manhattan eager to get back on its feet.

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Hurricane Sandy Blows Away Political Pretense and Ideological Nonsense

When the superstorm destroyed swaths of the Northeast, darkened our largest city and plunged a huge section of the nation into crisis, the anti-government ideology of the tea party Republicans—and its panderers like Mitt Romney—was exposed for what it is.

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