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2015 Was 2nd Hottest on Record
Statewide Average Temperature graphic
January 7th, 2016
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Global Climate Deal 'Close to Finishing Line'
U.N. climate negotiators
December 10th, 2015
Negotiators hope to strike an ambitious deal on Friday to try to keep global warming below 1.5°C.
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Two Charts Show December’s Crazy Warmth
Extreme heat in 2015
December 31st, 2015
December has been crazy warm across the East, leading to 10,000 daily heat records compared to 500 cold ones.
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El Niño Expected to Strengthen, Bring Wild Weather Across US
A comparison of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific in 1997 (a strong El Nino year) and 2015.
November 16th, 2015
This year's particularly strong El Niño is expected to get even stronger before it's done.
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Predicting El Niño Devastation, Weeks in Advance
Trinity Lake
May 30th, 2015
No, El Niño is not the source of every weather crisis, but it can be devastating, and researchers have uncovered a new clue that may help predict how bad things can get.
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Climate Change May Put Power Grid at Risk in the West
high-voltage power lines
May 18th, 2015
The West should "climate proof" its power grid or risk electricity shortages, a new study says.
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The 8 Biggest Climate Storylines of the Year
Average temperature anomalies graph
December 28th, 2015
From record heat to the Pope's climate push to Paris, these are the climate stories that shaped 2015.
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Snakebites in Costa Rica Rise Along with El Niño Cycles
a female Terciopelo snake in Costa Rica
September 11th, 2015
Snakebites in Costa Rica spike during El Niño and La Niña as venomous snakes respond to changes in the weather and climate.
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Jet Stream Steers Atlantic Currents
May 28th, 2015
The jet stream off the East Coast of the United States controls an important climate pattern in the Atlantic Ocean.
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