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Obama Just Tied Climate Change to National Security

Climate change poses a national security risk, but the Obama administration has a plan to deal with it.

New England is Wicked Dry Right Now

Extreme drought has gripped New England and could dim the prospect of a colorful foliage season.

Drought-Hardy Yards Could Ease Californian Heat Waves

Native landscaping could warm up the days in L.A., but cooling effects at night may be be greater.

Rare Tortoise in Australia Displaced by Climate Change

The natural range of the endangered western swamp tortoise is increasingly untenable because of reduced rainfall.

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

As Zika spreads northward, scientists are beginning to understand how humans stoked the epidemic.

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

This year's wildfire season in California shows signs of influence from climate change.

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

Weather-related disasters made worse by climate change could make world peace more elusive.

California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

Conditions behind California's drought and warm coastal waters were mostly natural, but not entirely.

Double Shock of El Niño, La Niña Could Affect 100 Million

More than 100 million people could be affected by the combined impact of El Niño and La Niña.

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History

The Fort McMurray wildfire was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, ringing up $3.58 billion in losses.

Seven Climate Records Set So Far in 2016

From soaring temperatures to Arctic sea ice melting and CO2 concentrations rising, this year is smashing records.

Southeast Asian Fires Emitted Most Carbon Since 1997

Forest fires in Southeast Asia last year produced carbon emissions higher than in the whole of the European Union.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

As Disaster Risks Rise, 20 Nations Get Help to Prepare

A new program will enable 20 countries at risk to put together contingency plans for climate change.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands

El Niño has curtailed the rains that are the lifeblood of many Pacific Island communities, bringing extreme drought.

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