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The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across...

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Purdue University Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas...

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts

Michael E. Webber, University of Texas at Austin Editor’s note: Amid record cold temperatures and skyrocketing energy demand, utilities...

What exactly is the polar vortex?

Zachary Lawrence, University of Colorado Boulder and Amy Butler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration At the start of February...

To protect people in the Great Lakes region from climate extremes,...

Nicholas Rajkovich, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York This story is part of the Pulitzer Center’s nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. ...

The economic cost of devastating hurricanes and other extreme weather events...

Gary W. Yohe, Wesleyan University June marks the official start of hurricane season. If recent history is any guide, it will prove to be another...

What makes natural gas bottlenecks happen during extreme cold snaps

Sarah Ryan, Iowa State University When temperatures in Minneapolis fell to 27 below zero during the January 2019 polar vortex, the Xcel Energy utility urged...

Reclaiming lost calories: Tweaking photosynthesis boosts crop yields

Amanda Cavanagh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign What if your ability to feed yourself was dependent on a process that made a mistake 20 percent...

Post-fire mudslide problems aren’t new and likely to get worse

Lee MacDonald, Colorado State University Several weeks after a series of wildfires blackened nearly 500 square miles in Southern California, a large winter storm rolled...

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