May 16

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Latest Forecast Shows the U.S. Drought Moving West

Last year's drought scorched over half of country last year. Now that drought is shifting towards the Southwest and western Plains, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which held a meeting on summer drought outlook Thursday in…

May 15

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How Cities Are Preparing for the Next Big Disaster

Homes in the Rockaways, N.Y., were severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images. Last fall Hurricane Sandy crippled sections of the East Coast of North America. It left New York City and cities…

Apr 02

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James Hansen Steps Down from NASA

// Revisit NewsHour's interview with retiring NASA climate scientist James Hansen, who discussed why summer droughts in the summer of 2012 were linked to climate change. James Hansen, an outspoken advocate for action on climate change, announced Monday that he…

Feb 27

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Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry

Winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling all rely on long, snowy winters for a profitable season. But climate change is creating uncertain conditions for winter sports and the industries that surround them.

Oct 18

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On Thursday, after nine months of record-breaking high temperatures and a scorching drought, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced their prediction that the winter of 2012/2013 is likely to follow the same trend. This year could…

Oct 09

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Key to a Cool City? It’s in the Trees

// This week on the NewsHour we have been looking at how the urban heat island effect and climate change turn up the thermostat on U.S. cities, and how places like Chicago are trying to cool off with…

In the latest installment of our Coping with Climate Change series, NewsHour visited Chicago to see how the city is keeping cool in the face of rising temperatures. Click on the infographic below to enlarge and click here to…

Oct 09

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How to Build a Cooler City

As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series.

Sep 18

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Update: 3 p.m. ET | If the amount of personal email that hit my inbox last night or the comment thread on Spencer Michel's blog post featuring Anthony Watts is any indication, many of you care in some way, shape,…

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