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There’s something in the water

Record rains are sending untreated sewage into U.S. cities

Well, shit.

You can wave goodbye to this global warming goal

The average global temperature change for the first three months of 2016 was 1.48 degrees C, analysis shows.

Summer nights are hotter in your state

Use this new tool to find out how much your state has heated up at night.

Top 10 states ravaged by extreme weather in 2011

Memphis flood. Photo: Chris WielandBy many measures, 2011 was the most extreme weather year for the United States since reliable record-keeping began in the 19th century — and the costs have been enormous. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Climate change has made New Yorkers more vulnerable to Irene

A new map shows that climate change-related sea-level rise has boosted the number of people living in areas vulnerable to storm-surge flooding from Hurricane Irene.

breaking wind news

The (b)low-down on wind [VIDEO]

You know that saying about March coming in like a lion? If the roar refers to the wind, the saying holds true. Hang onto your hats as we enter the windiest time of the year. Besides being a force of …

What is a 'normal' climate? Definitions are changing [VIDEO]

Climate Central's Heidi Cullen explains how "normals" for our climate during the past decade will very likely change soon.

Top five climate and weather events of 2010 [VIDEO]

Climate Central's Heidi Cullen counts down the five biggest climate and weather related events of 2010.

La Nina forecast should warm the hearts of skiers and snowboarders alike [VIDEO]

The La Nina winter forecast in the Pacific Northwest has ski resort owners smiling. Heidi Cullen explains why, and gives us the latest temp analysis.