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Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

The tornado intensified as it strafed the roofs and treetops of Joplin’s western suburbs. By the time it reached the city limits, it had evolved into an EF-5, the most destructive type of tornado, capable of scraping civilization off the planet in a matter of minutes. … Read More

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

Drought May Cause Shutdown of Texas Rice Production

Although recent rains have put a dent in the Texas drought, a day of reckoning looms for the state’s long-grain rice growers, who pump millions into the economy in Southeast Texas each year and account for about 5 percent of America’s rice production. … Read More

Flooding Rated Worst Climate Change Threat Facing UK

Flooding Rated Worst Climate Change Threat Facing UK

In the first comprehensive climate change risk assessment for the UK, the four most immediate "high consequence" risks concern flooding. Read More

Defense Fund Helps Scientists Targeted by Lawsuits

Defense Fund Helps Scientists Targeted by Lawsuits

The next time a climate scientist gets sued by a think tank, state attorney general, or fossil fuel industry front group, they’ll have a fund to tap into in order to support their defense: The Climate Legal Defense Fund. … Read More

Ecological ‘Kings of the Jungle’ Rapidly Dying Off

Ecological ‘Kings of the Jungle’ Rapidly Dying Off

The biggest trees in the world are dying off as they come under prolonged attack from drought, pests and diseases. Read More

Sun’s Changes Unlikely to Slow Global Warming

Sun’s Changes Unlikely to Slow Global Warming

Research shows the expected reduction in Sun activity is unlikely to do much to slow global warming. Read More

22 Years Later, USDA Releases New and Improved Map

22 Years Later, USDA Releases New and Improved Map

Twenty-two years after its last revision, the U. S. Department of Agriculture finally released an update to the Plant Hardiness Zone map, which serves as a kind of detailed road map for gardeners, farmers, foresters, nurseries, or just about anyone who works with plants.… Read More

Climate Change: The New Battlefield in Science Education

Climate Change: The New Battlefield in Science Education

Reminiscent of the evolution-vs.-creationism clash, the overwhelming scientific evidence that says humans are causing the warming of the planet has emerged as the new battlefield in middle and high schools in the U.S. … Read More