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Climate Change Threatens Fish Living Near the Equator

Climate Change Threatens Fish Living Near the Equator

Lying in a hot bath may be a pleasant experience, because you can always get out when you’ve had enough. For some of the fish that swim in equatorial seas, though, that is not an option: climate change threatens to make the water not just uncomfortable, but unendurable. An international team of researchers based in Australia reports in Global Chan… Read More

Climate Central Meteorologist Talks Extreme Weather

Climate Central Meteorologist Talks Extreme Weather

Uncommon winter weather is striking the Deep South, and the Northeast is being buried in more than a foot of snow in some places. It seems like it's the winter that never quits. Yet at the same time, California is seeing record highs and the Sochi Winter Olympics are seeing in warm weather that is turning snow there into slush. Climate Central Mete… Read More

6 Degrees: Welcome Rain, Arctic Drilling, Sochi & More

6 Degrees: Welcome Rain, Arctic Drilling, Sochi & More

A weekly slideshow showcasing six top climate stories from around the world. … Read More

Snowmakers Save Ski Season in Warming World, For Now

Snowmakers Save Ski Season in Warming World, For Now

When Aaron Sherritt took a job as a ski instructor at a hill near his parents' home to make some extra money during college break, he didn't think much about how the snow under his skis got there. Fifteen years later, it's all he thinks about. As snowmaking supervisor at Wachusett Mountain, it's his job make sure the slopes are cloaked in white c… Read More

Winter Olympics Inadvertently Adapting to Climate Change

Winter Olympics Inadvertently Adapting to Climate Change

Climate change became an official Winter Olympic issue in 1998 in the wake of the Nagano Games. The four subsequent host cities, including Sochi, have made strides to address climate change and reduce or offset their greenhouse gas emissions. However, the Games and the athletes that participate in them have been unwittingly preparing for climate ch… Read More

The Winter Olympics in a Warming World

The Winter Olympics in a Warming World

A visual take on the impacts of climate change on Sochi and the 18 other past Winter Olympic venues. … Read More

Record Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters Globally in 2013

Record Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters Globally in 2013

The past year saw the highest number of billion-dollar weather disasters across the globe. However, despite the high number of events, overall loss of life and property were comparative low to years past. In all, 41 weather events caused $1 billion or more in damage in 2013 according to a report recently released by Aon Benfield, a reinsurance gro… Read More

Adapting to Sea Level Rise Could Save Trillions by 2100

Adapting to Sea Level Rise Could Save Trillions by 2100

Floods already pose major problems for coastal communities each year. Those issues are only likely to grow as oceans continue to rise, threatening millions of people and trillions of dollars in infrastructure. But new research suggests that building levees could stave off huge losses at a minimal cost. Coasts are home to more than 1 billion people… Read More