Climate Change

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Why It's So Hard to Storm-Proof an Apartment Building

There are a huge number of physical, financial, and political obstacles.

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.

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The Number of Killer Thunderstorms Could Jump 40 Percent by 2070

A first-of-its-kind study links climate change to the increasing frequency of super storms.

Reuters

The Warming Climate Could Scorch America's West

Globe-spanning belts of moisture are gradually moving north, spelling droughts for a bunch of new regions, say researchers.

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The 10 Cities Most Threatened by a Damaging Natural Disaster

Japan faces more than its fair share of risk.

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How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters

After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.

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The Many Small Ways Americans Are Adapting to Climate Change

People are planting more trees, thinking carefully about coastal development, and anticipating the future of California's wineries.

How Energy Efficient Is Your City?

A new report ranks 34 major U.S. cities by their energy-use policies.

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At Least 3 Dead in Colorado Flooding

Thousands are relocating to higher ground.

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How to Prepare for Climate Change: Put Air Conditioning in Schools

Because an awful lot of them don't have it.

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How Climate Change Made the Violence in Syria Worse

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

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50 Years After Its Discovery, Acid Rain Has Lessons for Climate Change

If researchers want to study the connection between environmental disaster and popular concern, acid rain would be a good place to start.

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Superstorms Like Sandy Might Be Less Likely to Hit New York City, Thanks to Climate Change

Scientists expect stronger hurricanes. But according to a new study, the East Coast is at lower risk of a direct hit.

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The Unlikeliest Heroes in the Battle Against Climate Change? Dung Beetles

The cow poop-crunching insects play a small but vibrant role in reducing greenhouse gases, scientists report.

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Explained in 90 Seconds: How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires

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

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The Larger the City, the More it Pollutes, Right?

NASA tries to answer the question.

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3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

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California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

The state is relying on cities to figure out how to cut emissions in their region. Will it work?

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Severe Heat Waves Will Scorch Us Until At Least 2040, Say Climatologists

This generation is doomed to more frequent and extreme heat waves, but researchers say the next one can benefit if we act on emissions now.