Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.
Nearly 60,000 people living in West Virginia are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
West Virginia is facing one of the top 10 largest increases in heat wave days by 2050 among the lower 48 states.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
In West Virginia, there are more than 150,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.
According to the National Climate Assessment, the most extreme precipitation events (those in the 99th percentile of intensity) have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.
It’s not just April showers: more water can evaporate into a warmer atmosphere at all times of the year, and what goes up must eventually come down.
The massive floods that rapidly inundated towns displaced thousands and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and other structures. At least 23 people were killed, according to news reports... More
From South Carolina to Texas to West Virginia and Maryland, each instance of extreme rainfall and subsequent flooding raises questions about the potential role of climate change in making such events more likely... More
Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause millions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.... More
New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More