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Heat Wave May Threaten World’s Hottest Temp. Record

Heat Wave May Threaten World’s Hottest Temp. Record

A brutal and potentially historic heat wave is in store for parts of the West, as another “stuck” weather pattern once again establishes itself across the U.S. and Canada. By early next week, the jet stream — a fast-moving river of air at airliner altitudes that is responsible for steering weather systems — will form the shape of a massive, slither… Read More

Transcript of Obama’s Speech on Climate Change

Transcript of Obama’s Speech on Climate Change

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! Thank you so much. Everybody, please be seated. And my first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets. (Laughter.) I’m going to do the same. (Applause.) It’s not that sexy, now. (Laughter.) It is good to be back on campus, and it is a great privilege to … Read More

Breaking Down Key Features of Obama’s Climate Plan

Breaking Down Key Features of Obama’s Climate Plan

The Obama administration is proposing the most far-reaching climate change adaptation and mitigation measures ever put in place by a U.S. president. The plan includes everything from cutting power plant emissions to boosting the amount of wind and solar energy installations on public lands and buildings. Here are some questions and answers on the W… Read More

White House Rolls Out Sweeping Climate Measures

White House Rolls Out Sweeping Climate Measures

In a landmark day for U.S. climate science and policy, the Obama administration is set to announce a broad range of policies aimed at global warming, including for the first time directing the EPA to limit emissions of manmade greenhouse gases from both existing and proposed coal-fired power plants. … Read More

Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in West

Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in West

Aided by strong winds, the wildfire south of Denver has now become the most destructive fire in Colorado's history. It's burning through thousands of acres of land, and firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze. You can monitor the wildfire with Climate Central’s interactive wildfires map. The flame icons represent wildfires currently … Read More

Swiss Solar Boat Gets New Life to Study Climate Change

Swiss Solar Boat Gets New Life to Study Climate Change

The solar-powered boat docked in Battery Park City in New York could easily have been packed off to a museum as a relic. The MS Türanor SolarPlanet saw its glory days last year, when the catamaran went around the world powered only by the sun and energy stored in the huge battery packs in each pontoon. Now the 102-foot craft has embarked on a new … Read More

8 Images to Understand the Drought in the Southwest

8 Images to Understand the Drought in the Southwest

In states like Missouri, last summer’s drought was downright scary. Farmers saw their corn shrivel in the fields, ranchers ran out of feed for their cattle, and commerce on the Mississippi River slowed to a crawl, as barges struggled to avoid newly exposed rocks on the low-flowing river. But this spring brought relief. And now, after one of the… Read More

Crop Yields Inadequate to Feed the World by 2050: Study

Crop Yields Inadequate to Feed the World by 2050: Study

If the world is to grow enough food for the projected global population in 2050, agricultural productivity will have to rise by at least 60 percent, and may need to more than double, according to researchers who have studied global crop yields. They say that productivity is not rising fast enough at present to meet the likely demands on agricultur… Read More