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Nothing About This Year's Winter Weather Patterns Is Likely to Change Any Time Soon

Expect unusual East Coast cold and West Coast heat to "remain in place through most of the remainder of March."

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Don't Get Used to the Idea of a Global Warming 'Slowdown'

A recent decline in the rate of increased worldwide temperatures is masking the brow-sweating temperatures of the future.

The Severity of California's Terrible Drought, in One Image

After months of extremely dry weather, a Sacramento-area lake has pulled a massive disappearing act.

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Our Indispensable Guide for Cooling Your Overheated Apartment

Is your unit sweltering, even on the coldest days? We can help.

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This Heat-Sensing Helicopter Can Find Your Illicit Marijuana-Grow House

British police busted an apartment-tower grow operation after noticing its heat signature through the walls.

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The Worst Place to Be on a Hot Summer Day? A New York Subway Platform

This is way more unbearable than standing on black asphalt in the blazing sun.

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Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other

A new meta-analysis finds that extreme changes in temperature increase the likelihood of inter-group conflict.

Just Think of All the Things You Could Do With an Affordable Infrared Scanner for Your Smartphone

The Mu Thermal Imager, which detects drafty doors and windows, aims to be an affordable device for improving your home's energy efficiency.

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Not Just Global Climate Change, But Regional Shifts

How waste heat from large cities may be affecting weather patterns in areas up to 1000 miles away.

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Re-Read of the Day: An Air Conditioner Probably Won't Kill You

One less thing to worry about as your face melts off during today's record-breaking heat wave.

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Eyeing Industrial Excess for Home Heating in the U.K.

Researchers identify a method to reuse heat from steel factories to warm homes.