Tim McDonnell

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California's Devastating Fire Season Is the New Normal

The state is a deadly "tinderbox."

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California's Fire Season Is Shaping Up to Be a 'Disaster'

It's already looking bad, and it's going to get worse.


Scientists Are Arguing About When, Exactly, Humans Started to Rule the Planet

A new study argues it happened all the way back when we invented farming.

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What Happens When an Eclipse Hits the World's Most Solar-Powered Country?

Germany is gearing up for an unusual challenge to its clean-energy revolution.

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2014 Was the Biggest Year For Solar Power Ever

The overall price of solar—panels, installation, and financing—dropped 10 percent compared to 2013.


This Map Shows Why Midwest Agriculture Is Screwed

A look at which states' farmers could benefit from climate change—and which ones will lose big time.

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29 Million People Are Bracing for a Massive, Historic Snowstorm

Record-breaking snow is expected across the Northeast.

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World Leaders Cobbled Together a Last-Minute Climate Deal in Peru. What Happens Next?

Stay tuned over the next several months for commitments from key players like India, Russia, and Australia.


Last Month Was the Hottest October on Record

Which means 2014 is still on track to become the warmest year ever.

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These Maps Show How Many Brutally Hot Days You're Likely to Suffer When You're Old

It could be over 95 degrees most of the year in Florida by the time Millennials retire. 

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Will Sochi Have Enough Snow?

Piles of fake snow at the Olympics are just the latest sign of an industry on the brink.

Your State: Ready for Climate Change?

Find out with this handy new map.


One Year After Sandy, Breezy Point Rebuilds

But flood insurance hikes may make this quiet beach-side neighborhood unaffordable for many residents.


Why America's Carbon Emissions Are Dropping

Amazingly, half the cuts came from reductions in household energy use.

Live from Stockholm: Breaking Down the Scary Details in Today's Landmark Climate Report

Scientists warn of "unequivocal" climate change that is "unprecedented over decades to millennia."

Tim McDonnell

World Scientists Just Put the Finishing Touches on the Next Big Climate Report

The major report will include updates on everything from how long CO2 hangs out in the atmosphere to dangers posed by sea level rise.


How Climate Change Made the Violence in Syria Worse

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Fly Along With NASA's Cloud Hunters

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

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Map: Oysters, Reefs, and Swamps Protect Billions' Worth of Real Estate—For Free

Natural coastal ecosystems are protecting twice as much coastline and 1.4 million people from climate risks.