July 29, 2021

Arizona has been suffering through a significant drought for over a year. But what does drought mean in a state known for its dry heat?

July 20, 2021

A heatwave of the intensity of the June event in the Pacific Northwest would have been virtually impossible without global warming. But that doesn't mean such events will become common any time soon.

Map of daytime highs in Pacific Northwest
June 30, 2021

From Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, Canada, the heat didn't just break records; it buried them.

June 23, 2021

An early summer heatwave across the drought-stricken West smashed records in seven states as temperatures cleared 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days on end. 

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. 

October 9, 2019

Much of the southeastern United States went from little drought to widespread severe drought in a matter of a few weeks thanks to little rain and hot and sunny days. 

Western Greenland on August 1, 2019
August 14, 2019

The July 2019 heatwave exited Europe aimed in an unusual direction. It headed northwest and began melting the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Map of temperature patterns across Alaska with red for yellow, orange, and red for warm temperatures
July 16, 2019

Extreme heat in Alaska in early July 2019 contributed to fire activity and terrible air quality. 

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