August 2020 difference from global average temperature
September 15, 2020

August 2020 was the second-hottest August on record, and it ended the hottest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere.

August 26, 2020

Hundreds of wildfires burned through over one million acres of land in California in less than two weeks in August. The resulting smoke has not only worsened air quality across the state but spread across the country.

August 20, 2020

Wildfires across Colorado during summer 2020 has led to the shutdown of the major thoroughfare across the state and billowed smoke for hundreds of miles.

smoke from Australia fires in satellite image
January 3, 2020

Terrible wildfires raged through parts of southeastern Australia in the first days of 2020. 

December 19, 2019

This Q&A features tree expert Leander Anderegg and what he is learning about how some of the West's iconic trees—including Colorado's quaking aspen and California's blue oak—survive or succumb to drought. 

November 16, 2018

Hot, dry and windy weather helped create the conditions needed for wildfires to explode in northern and southern California in November 2018. 

April 24, 2018

Extremely dry and windy conditions helped rapidly grow and spread wildfires across Oklahoma in April 2018.

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