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Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

More than 40,000 people living in Idaho are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Currently, Idaho averages fewer than 5 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, Idaho is projected to see the number of dangerous heat days double to nearly 10 a year. 

Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse.

By 2050, Idaho is projected to see a 110% increase in drought threat. Production of potatoes and trout will be impacted by drought, and Idaho is the biggest producer of each.

Snowpack has a large impact on drought in the western states, and Idaho is seeing a shift with more winter precipitation falling as rain rather than snow.

Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

More than 550,000 people living in Idaho, or 36 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

What's Happening in Your Region?


Pacific Northwest’s ‘Wet Drought’ Possible Sign of Future

California isn't the only place suffering drought; the Pacific Northwest is suffering from a lack of snow... More


Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More


West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

The types of storms that brought heavy snow and rain to the West this winter, triggering landslides and floods while easing stubborn droughts, are likely to become stronger and more frequent... More


Wildfires Are Ruining the National Park Service’s Birthday

Smoke from large wildfires is obscuring some of the stunning vistas that inspired the preservation of these places and the creation of the National Park Service in the first place... More

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