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Wet, Wetter, Wettest Makes July No. 5 in Record Books

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> August 13th, 2013<p>Extremes in precipitation was the weather highlight of July, with last month ranking as the fifth-wettest …

Namibia drought: one in three at risk of malnutrition

One in three people in Namibia is at risk of malnutrition, the UN has warned, as the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa endures its worst drought for a generation.<p>The government declared a state of emergency after the failure of crops in May and pledged $20m (£13m) of relief for the worst-hit …

September 2013

The latest climate change horror: Massive swamp rats

Think your city has a rodent problem?<p>Then consider the nutria, a huge, "semiaquatic" rodent that looks like a cross between a beaver and a sewer rat, …

Coastal cities face $1 trillion floods by 2050: study

By 2050, flood damage in the world's coastal cities is expected to reach $1 trillion a year as sea levels rise and global warming triggers new extremes of heat, windstorm and rain.<p>More than 40% of these prodigious costs could fall upon just four cities – New Orleans, Miami and New York in the US …

DROUGHT: Weather wipes out half of West Texas’ cotton acres

LUBBOCK — West Texas cotton producer Doug Hlavaty has no plans to ditch his trade despite another tough growing season in the South Plains, replete …

Rim fire near Yosemite National Park grows to more than 105,000 acres

The Rim fire near<p>Yosemite National Parkhas grown to 105,620 acres -- or roughly 165 square miles -- in its sixth day of burning largely out of control through steep, rugged terrain.<p>Gov.<p>Jerry Brownon Thursday declared a state of emergency as the wildfire spread in two directions. Having already …

Yosemite Fire Called One Of Largest In Recent California History

A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.<p>The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.<p>Bob …

Photos From the Massive Yosemite Wildfire

Smokey the Bear in Buck Meadows, Ca, with the Rim Fire burning behind him and his sign. On August 20, the fire was 10,000 acres.Marty …

Yosemite fire swallowing everything in its path

<i>Updated at 10 p.m. ET</i><p>GROVELAND, Calif. The fastest-growing wildfire in the nation is now raging in parts of Yosemite National Park, CBS News …

National Parks

Russian city ready for mass evacuation if flooding worsens

Russian authorities are preparing to evacuate the far eastern city of Khabarovsk amid the worst flooding in over a century, following president Vladimir Putin's warnings not to allow a repeat of flooding last summer that killed 170 people.<p>Already, more than 23,000 people have been evacuated from …

Yosemite Is Burning…Here’s How Climate Change Makes Wildfires Worse

A Kern County Hotshot member monitors a spot fire on Harden Flat Road near campsites in Yosemite National Park.Al Golub/ZUMAPRESS<p>Looking for news you …

Dry conditions, winds fuel giant Rim Fire - Video on NBCNews.com

>> back in this country to a big story we are following tonight. that out-of-control wildfire in yosemite national park . now one of the biggest in california history . it is the size of chicago. so big they can see it on the international space station , the image nasa provided us. nbc's tom …

National Parks

New Zealand has warmest winter on record

Winter lacked an Antarctic chill this year in New Zealand, to record effect.<p>Scientists said on Tuesday that the South Pacific nation had its warmest winter since record-keeping began more than a century ago.<p>The average nationwide temperature was 9.5C (49.1F) for June, July and August, about 1.2C …

5 Terrifying Statements in the Leaked Climate Report

Can scientists overcome huge uncertainties to pin down how close, or far, we might be to a tipping point?<p>About a week ago, climate scientist Michael Tobis wrote a critique of my 'Seven facts about the Arctic methane time bomb' following a twitter exchange with him and Chris Colose, author of an …

Sea Ice Changes Begin Affecting Vegetation On Land

The Arctic sea ice has been surprising scientists for the last six years.<p>It set a new record for melting back during the International Polar Year in …

Arab Summer: Warming-Fueled Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

Warming-worsened drought is causing problems all around the Mediterranean, especially Syria:<p>With our country facing tough choices about Syria, Moyers …

Stormy Start to NFL Season

Weather Caught On Camera: Hanging on in Rushing Water

Weather Caught On Camera: When Waves Attack

Climate Change And Your Health

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