A flash drought in 2012 dried out soil, harming crops in Kansas and several other states.
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If greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high rate, breadbaskets of Europe and North America will see a 50% chance of a flash drought each year by the end of this century.
Spectators wait in the rain for the start of King Charles III’s coronation ceremony.
March 2023 was the wettest for 40 years in England and Wales.
Satellite image of a forest fire in July 2021 in northern Saskatchewan (Wapawekka Hills). The image covers an area of about 56 kilometres in width and is based on Copernicus Sentinel data.
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North America’s boreal forests have been burning a lot, probably more and more over the past 60 years. Yet the long-term trend indicates that they are burning less than they were 150 years ago.
Cloud seeding can increase rainfall and reduce hail damage to crops, but its use is limited.
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Cloud seeding – spraying materials into clouds to increase precipitation – has been around for nearly 80 years. But only recently have scientists been able to measure how effective it really is.
Tulare Lake is reemerging as flood water spreads across miles of California farmland.
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This year’s Sierra snowpack is looking a lot like 1983’s, and that was a year of flooding and mudslide disasters. A meteorologist explains what’s ahead.
Do record-breaking wind speeds mean a particularly catastrophic storm? Not always – and it can be tricky to get precise measurements.
Very hot days in Western Sydney are typically 5 degrees hotter than parts of the city close to the coast and are becoming more common, but only in the west. Four climate drivers explain the difference.
Even if we achieve our global commitment to limit temperature increase to less than 2 C this century, climate change will continue to impact the culturally significant Rideau Canal Skateway.
Erratic weather patterns occurring due to climate change may become a more significant factor affecting the season start and ice-building processes in the future.
A placard placed by local activists in Calais, northern France, March 8, 2023. Rhetoric about the threat posed by climate-induced displacement does not accurately portray the reality for most of those affected.
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Recognizing the challenges posed by climate-induced displacement is important. But officials must avoid rhetoric about displaced people that can fuel xenophobia.
It can be disruptive or refreshing, and we feel it every single day. But do you ever stop to think what creates wind on our planet?
The UK had its first storm in a year last weekend.
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An expert explains why the UK’s winter has been relatively calm.
It’s hard to tell whether or not snow is on its way in the UK.
It’s important to be prepared for snow but UK winter weather forecasts can be unreliable. Here’s why.
This high voltage experiment isn’t one you’ll be able to try at home.
Globally, the air is getting hotter and drier, which means flash droughts and risky fire conditions are developing faster and more frequently.
Following historic drought in 2021, reservoir levels dropped down in the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, which gets its waters from the melting snowpack from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.
Unprecedented droughts leave the subsurface drier than usual, affecting water supply in subsequent years.
A heatwave across northern Australia comes as a shock to the system. The impacts of heat are worst in early summer when we’ve had less time to acclimatise, so it’s important to heed health warnings.
UK weather can often be on the damp side.
On average, Sydney and Rome get more rain than London each year.
The findings have big implications for how Australians prepare for extreme weather events.
Waves breaking on the shore of Étang-du-Nord, Magdalen Islands, during post-tropical storm Fiona on Sept. 24, 2022.
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Storm Fiona caused a lot of property damage and erosion on the Canadian coast. But its effects are also felt in the depths of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Bees that can adapt to the changing climate around us offer hope for more research and better policy and conservation efforts.
Seventy-two per cent of native bumblebee species in North America are cutting their winter hibernation short by timing their emergence to earlier spring onsets.