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.

Satellite image of Gulf of Mexico with bar graph of dead zone area as an overlay
July 16, 2020

NOAA scientists forecast that the Gulf dead zone would measure roughly 6,700 square miles—bigger than the long-term average recorded since 1985, but lower than the record-high extent observed in 2017.

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. 

April 3, 2019

Rapid snowmelt across the Northern Plains led to widespread river flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems in spring 2019.

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. 

August 30, 2018

Hot, dry conditions turned northern Europe brown during the summer of 2018.

August 16, 2018

Unusually persistent harmful algal blooms have plagued fresh and salt water environments in southern Florida during the summer 2018. 

April 24, 2018

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

December 7, 2017

Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted for the first time since 1963 causing widespread evacuations on the island of Bali. But is it a climate event? 

November 15, 2017

Suffocating smog stifled communities across northern India and Pakistan in mid-November 2017.

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