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Infographic demonstrates the dos and don'ts of dealing with autumn leaves
Don't Leave Leaves on the Curb
When autumn rolls around, it provides a relief from the summer heat with cooler temperatures and beautiful colors from changing leaves. Those colorful leaves will eventually fall to the ground and be...
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Evaporation in a forest
Droughts, Floods, and Water Vapor - Oh My!
A main contributor to the intensity of a drought or flooding event is how much water vapor can be held in the atmosphere. In a warming climate, additional heat increases the rate of evaporation of...
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Truck shoveling snow off street
Winter Storm Trends for the United States
From 1950 to 2000, the number of extremely heavy snowstorms increased in northern and eastern parts of the United States, but these storms have been less frequent since 2000. Days with extremely cold...
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Bighorn sheep
Coexisting with Wildlife During Drought
Drought conditions send wildlife in search of food, water and cover—which means some animals travel farther than usual and into more developed areas, increasing their odds of interacting with humans...
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Los Angeles wildfires
The Wild(fire) Side of a Changing Climate
The occurrence of large wildfires and the duration of the wildfire season across the United States have increased over the past few decades. Climate models predict that an increase in greenhouse gas...
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Earth
Understanding Climate Change
More than 97% of climate scientists have concluded human-caused climate change is happening. Get answers to common questions about climate change and find out where to go to learn more.
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Beat the Heat
Over the past few decades, unusually hot summer days have become more common in the United States. And, the frequency of heat waves doubled during the 20th century. This PSA shows you how to stay...
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Wasting water in a drought, dripping faucet
Save Water During a Drought
More than half of the contiguous United States is experiencing extremely dry conditions or drought . Many central and western states are feeling the impacts, including California, which is...
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