Weather + Climate

"Everybody talks about the weather," Mark Twain is said to have complained, "but nobody does anything about it." From hurricanes and heat waves to droughts and floods, these days there's a lot to talk about. But now we also know there's actually quite a lot we can do – if we do it together.

Consider: If every American turned off the tap while brushing their teeth, we'd save 900 billion gallons of water and cut water bills by $8 billion annually. And if every household replaced just one regular light bulb with an ENERGY STAR bulb, the carbon pollution that causes climate change would be cut by more than 5 billion pounds (saving $400 million annually). Multiply that by every bulb in our homes, and even something as simple as changing a light bulb can help to change the world.

Be a world changer. Learn more about weather and climate by exploring the topics below.

Golden Retriever Autumn Leaves

The Leaves They Are a Changing

Fall foliage tourism across the country is a highly profitable industry and is affected by extreme weather events in a number of ways.
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Flying egret

Weather and Fall Migration

Hoping to spot migrating birds? Watch the weather! Find out how weather can affect bird migration patterns.
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Ominous Power Lines

Energy Disruptions

A changing climate affects how much energy is produced, delivered, and consumed in the United States.
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House power meter in shadow

Fall Energy Savings

October is Energy Action Month and is a good time to assess your home to make sure you’re ready for the season’s cooler temperatures.
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Lake Granby, CO

Your National Parks in a Changing Climate

It is important to understand how our national parks will be impacted by rising temperatures, more extreme weather patterns, and rising sea levels.
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FEMA Harvey Cleanup

Increases in Coastal Flooding

Changes in our climate are increasing the risk and frequency of flooding for coastal communities in the United States.
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Children's Health

Children's Health in a Changing Climate

The impacts of a changing climate, from more extreme weather events to changes in seasonal patterns, have consequences for our health.
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Hurricane Harvey aftermath in Houston, Texas

After the Storm

2017 is already a historic year for hurricane activity, with two Category 4 storms making landfall in the United States for the first time on record.
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Arctic Sea Ice Greenland Iceberg

Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice

Land and sea ice cover in the Arctic have decreased since the late 1970s and the trend is expected to increase in the future due to a warming climate.
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