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Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises.

Iowa currently averages fewer than 5 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the states is projected to see almost 40 such days each year.

Nearly 70,000 people living in Iowa are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Des Moines is already an urban heat island, where urban summer temperatures can average more than 20°F hotter than nearby rural temperatures.

Iowa ranks second in the U.S. for total value of agricultural products sold (crops and livestock) and ranked first in the U.S. for pork and second in the U.S. for soybeans and corn.

More winter precipitation is falling as rain instead of snow.

In Iowa, there are more than 150,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

In Iowa, more winter precipitation is falling as rain instead of snow.

Heavy downpours are on the rise in the U.S.

What's Happening in Your Region?

When it Rains it Pours, and Sewage Hits the Fan

Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause millions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.... More

The Hottest Cities in U.S. vs. the Fastest Warming

Searing heat is the signature of climate change, and the scorching summer temperatures blanketing much of the nation this summer are exactly what we should expect in an ever warming world... More

Oklahoma

Warming Could Bring More Downpours Like OKC’s

Heavy downpours are something Oklahoma, along with the rest of the nation, could expect more of as the world warms and the atmosphere sucks up more moisture... More

Kansas

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More

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