Climate Change

How California's Carbon Market Will Work

This week, over 100 businesses got their first taste of GHG cap-and-trade.

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.

Trees vs. Power Lines: Will We Have to Choose?

The debate over how to secure our nation's power grids comes courtesy of yet another climate change-related feedback loop.

Greenland Might Not Be Melting As Fast As We Thought

A new study in Science suggests the ice sheet may be able to slow its melting rate.

Manila, Under Water

Days of rain have flooded giant swaths of the city.

Survival Lessons From an Ancient Failed City

Suburbanization and poorly planned infrastructure led to Angkor Wat's metropolitan collapse. Its demise offers an important lesson for today’s cities.

The Link Between the U.S. Drought and Climate Change

We’re not creating weather patterns we’ve never experienced before, but they're exacerbated by a warming climate.

The Secrets Frackers Are Allowed to Keep

How much do you know about natural gas drilling? Turns out, it depends a lot on what state you live in.

Has Climate Change Made L.A. a Refuge From the Heat?

When I moved to Southern California I figured I'd be bragging about the warm winters. But heatwave after heatwave everywhere else has changed my tune.

From the Ashes, a Call to Heed Climate Change

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

How Suburban Lawns Can Fight Climate Change

Lawns can play a key role in absorbing carbon dioxide emissions.

The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities

When major cities embrace climate and energy initiatives, the communities around them inevitably follow.

Climate Change at the Neighborhood Level

Researchers in Los Angeles try out a more granular approach to temperature change estimates.

When It Comes to Cutting Carbon, Cities May Be More Powerful Than National Governments

Mayors have direct control of 75 percent of emission sources in their cities, according to a new report.

Map of the Day: The State of a Warming America

Temperatures rose in each of the continental 48 states since 1970.

Canaries in the Global Coalmine: Birdsong in a Changing Climate

How increasing CO2 in the atmosphere will affect the songs of birds.

Which Cities Are Most Prepared for Climate Change?

According to a new report, governments in Latin American and Canada are doing the most, American cities come in dead last.

Number of the Day: 4,700

That's the number of measures the world's 58 biggest cities have passed to fight climate change.