• Extreme rain: New research predicts wetter, riskier storms for much of U.S.

    Extreme rain: New research predicts wetter, riskier storms for much of U.S.
    December 14, 2016

    Extreme rains are expected to increase significantly across nearly the entire continental United States, according to a government study that provides a highly detailed picture of wetter storms to come with climate change.
  • Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?
    September 8, 2016

    Climate change may be compounding the widespread flooding that followed Hermine, according to researchers. There’s likely more of the same to come: North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in intensity, frequency and duration since the early 1980s.
  • Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts
    August 11, 2016

    A months-long drought has hit the northeastern United States, and while it’s not as dire as the West Coast’s five-year dry spell, it has stressed farms, prompted water restrictions and threatened more wildfires.
  • Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves
    July 12, 2016

    It was the hottest June on record for the lower 48 U.S. states — 3.3 degrees above normal and a hair above a 1933 Dust Bowl-era record, reported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week.