James West

Your Fridge Is Accelerating Climate Change, But it Doesn't Have To

Here's why, explained in 90 seconds.

Fly Along With NASA's Cloud Hunters

Climb aboard NASA's biggest flying laboratory to discover the climate change secrets of clouds.

Explained in 90 Seconds: How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires

Higher temperatures, prolonged drought, and fire suppression policy combine to make fires worse.

5 Landmarks That Could Soon Be Swallowed by Rising Seas

Among them: postcard-perfect lighthouses, parks, and seaside city blocks.

Live Coverage of the President's Big Climate Change Announcement

What the nation's first wide-ranging strategy for tackling climate change will look like.

'Occupy Sandy,' Once Welcomed, Now Questioned

The movement's storm relief team still hasn't disbursed all the money it raised to help one of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods.

Climate Change Could Increase Areas at Risk of Flood by 45 Percent

Rising seas and increasingly severe weather could drastically increase the costs of floods in the United States.

Should You Buy That Beachfront Home in the Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by the superstorm are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters—but not everyone is getting a good deal.

Scientists Hunt for Sewage in New York City’s Harbors

After Sandy, researchers are heading out to sea for a forensic look at the storm’s impacts.

A Breakdown of What Exactly Is in Beijing's Filthy Air

Climate Desk lays out the contents of China's air pollution.

Urban Fixes to Fight the Next Sandy

Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.

In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.

New York's Gas Crisis Is 'Like Something You See in the Movies'

Brooklyn drivers literally running on empty, stuck in gridlock.

A Close-Up Look at Breezy Point's Hurricane-Caused Inferno

"I think we all can agree we're seeing complete and utter devastation."

How the Drought Is Remaking the Geography of Farming

This year's dry weather has forced a terrible choice on mid-West ranchers: sell, or haul.

A Handy Guide to Global Warming Diseases

As temperatures rise, tropical diseases move into new territory.

What Mars Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Curiousity will offer critical insights into how the climate of Mars has changed over billions of years, lashed by solar winds.

From the Ashes, a Call to Heed Climate Change

Amid the wreckage of his home, a Colorado fire victim wants to warn future generations.