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NYC climate-change protests continue today, with activists now occupying Wall Street to draw attention to its role in the crisis.

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This Was the Warmest August in Known History

Much of this worrisome heat is coming from the oceans.

What a Biblical-Style Flood Could Mean for Washington, D.C.

How rising sea levels might overwhelm homes and military bases in the nation's capital.

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Antarctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Max, and That's Not Good

The increase in ice may actually be a sign the warming continent is in trouble.

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The Sole of Louisiana's Boot Is Disintegrating: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Skeptical Science

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, Illustrated in Cartoons

Real-life climate researchers have lent their likenesses to this skeptic-destroying comic series.

Reuters

Texas Is Mad That Mexico Won't Share the Rio Grande's Water

Mexico owes the U.S. a lot of water—but that country is experiencing a major drought, too. 

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European Wildfires Could Be 200 Percent Worse by the End of 2100

Blame more hot weather and longer droughts for a predicted uptick in land-blackening blazes.

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Strategic Reforestation Could Be the Key to Fighting Ozone

Scientists working in smoggy Houston say planting a 1.5-square-mile forest would make the air more breathable.

Maps

Will Norbert Be the Rare Cyclone to Hit California?

Probably not, though the oceanic storm could bring "life-threatening flash flooding" to the region.

NASA

Stare into the Glowing Mouth of the Bardarbunga Volcano

NASA satellites capture the fiery action inside Iceland's lava-gusher.

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The Sharing Economy Comes to the Umbrella

A high-tech beacon encourages not-at-all awkward encounters with wet strangers.

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Think the Southwest's Drought Is Bad Now? It Could Last a Generation

Assessing the probability of an "unprecedented 50-year megadrought."

Climate.gov

It's a Historic Year for Temperature Extremes

In the U.S., we're living in two countries: one scourged by heat and the other bitten by cold.

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American Institute of Physics

Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution

How does Australia's sea trash make it to South America?

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A Resurgence of Ravens in New York City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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How to Follow the Iceland and Papua New Guinea Volcano Eruptions

Webcams, Twitter, and data visualizations show you what's going on with Bárðarbunga and Mount Tavurvur.

Anthony Flint

Beachfront in the Time of Climate Change

It's the end of the summer, but it's starting to feel like the end of an era. 

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If You Have Allergies, Talk to Your Doctor About Cap and Trade

The cost of limiting carbon emissions would pay for itself in human health benefits.

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Instead of Data, Scientists Share Their Feelings on Climate Change

Scientists are publishing emotional letters about the threat of climate change, hoping to engage the public on a new website.