Andrea Thompson

Extremely Active Hurricane Season Is Forecast as Peak Lies Ahead

So far, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season hasn’t been much to write home about. While there have been more storms than usual, they’ve all been pretty dinky and short-lived. But forecasters expect that to change in the coming weeks as the peak of the hurricane season arrives.

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Today's Extreme Heat May Become Norm Within a Decade

When 2015 blew the record for hottest year out of the water, it made headlines around the world. But a heat record that was so remarkable only two years ago will be just another year by 2040 at the latest, and possibly as early as 2020, regardless of whether the greenhouse gas emissions warming the planet are curtailed.

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The West Is on Fire as Heat Records Fall

From Phoenix to Boise, high temperature records fell like dominoes last weekend as an impressive heat wave engulfed the western U.S., helping to fuel several wildfires.

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A Swath of States Is Experiencing the Hottest Year to Date

or a swath of states from New Mexico over to Florida and up to Ohio, 2017 has been the hottest year on record through April.

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Trump Moves to Open Offshore Drilling in Areas That Obama Wanted to Protect From Fossil Fuel Development

President Trump on Friday called for the review of a five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing that the Obama administration put in place to keep large swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic off-limits to fossil fuel development.

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Trump's Planned Cuts to Leading Climate Science Agency Would Put Lives at Risk (Video)

On Friday, the meteorology community was riding a major high as stunningly high-definition images came in from the nation’s newest and much-anticipated earth observation satellite. The high came crashing down that evening, though, as the first hints of significant cuts to the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began to emerge.

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2016 Is About to Become the Hottest Year on Record

In less than two weeks, 2016 will officially be the hottest year on the books in more than 120 years of record keeping by U.S. agencies.

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Fears Rise of Trump Ditching Paris Climate Deal - as 2016 Stays on Target to Be Hottest on Record

Global temperatures have begun to retreat from their El Niño-fueled peak earlier in the year, but the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gases is keeping them well above average and 2016 is likely to become the hottest year on record.

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Yup, It’s Another Record-Hot Month for Earth

The reign of record hot months in 2016 continues, with last month claiming the title of hottest July on record globally, according to data released by NASA last week.

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First Half of 2016 Blows Away Temperature Records

The first half of 2016 has blown away temperature records, capped off by a record hot June, once again bumping up the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record globally, according to data released Tuesday.

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