Climate Change

Your State: Ready for Climate Change?

Find out with this handy new map.

Why Dengue and Yellow Fever Could Be Coming to a City Near You

Blame climate change, and the pesky Ardes aegypti mosquito.

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Where Catastrophic Droughts and Floods Are Bound to Happen in the U.S.

A new NASA map shows what parts of the country will likely soon suffer from extreme floods, major droughts, and other water-related calamities.

5 Bold Ideas for Reinventing the Coastline After Hurricane Sandy

Rebuild by Design's innovative solutions for a future when rising sea levels reconfigure the East Coast beyond recognition.

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Why America's Carbon Emissions Are Dropping

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

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Global Warming Is Spreading Venomous Spiders All Over the U.K.

This exemplifies how humans are distorting the ecosystem.

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#DrownYourTown: What Happens When Twitter Users Get On-Demand Apocalyptic Sea Level Rise Maps

Austin, St. Louis ... the Great Wall of China?

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How 9 Major Papers Deal With Climate Change-Denying Letters

The Los Angeles Times took a stand against climate misinformation on its letters page. Will other newspapers follow its lead?

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New York's Looming Food Disaster

Hurricane Sandy exposed striking vulnerabilities in the city's supply chains.

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How to Feed the World Without Wrecking the Planet

Farmers today produce 145 percent more food than just a few decades ago, but they're also responsible for a third of greenhouse gases.

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Oakland's Bid to Become a Solar-Power Hub

The rise of solar-power companies and other solar innovators has created a future-oriented economic sector for the city.

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The Immediate Climate Threat Isn't Rising Sea Levels, It's Water Scarcity

A billion people could lose easy access to water by the end of the century, triggering mass migrations, food shortages, and wars.

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Get Ready for Record Temperatures ... for the Rest of Your Life

In 35 years, U.S. cities consistently will be hotter than their hottest year on record.

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Al Gore: The Media Is 'Frightened to Death' of Talking About Climate Change

So let's talk.

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Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

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Entrancing NASA Model Reveals the Feverish Future of Climate Change

Hotter, wetter weather and new droughts are shown in this weirdly undulating simulation of Earth's atmosphere.

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'Where One Coal Power Plant Stops, Another Begins'

A train tour through China's coal country, where every bit of the shadowy landscape has been pressed into the service of power generation.

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Why Skeptics Are Happy With Today's Big Climate Change Report

The IPCC's latest assessment is frightening... but it's also bolstering the claims of deniers. 

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."