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Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

5 Things to Know About Climate on Public Lands Day

Climate change will likely figure heavily into lessons about the value of public lands this weekend.

Study: EPA May Be Underestimating Landfill Methane

Landfills may be a greater source of methane emissions than previously thought, a new study says.

Arctic Mosquitoes Will Increase With Climate Change

An increase of more than 50 percent in flies’ survival rate will cause problems for caribou and indigenous people.

Crucial Food Chain Bacteria Altered by Climate Change

Irreversible changes to ocean microorganisms could affect species from plankton to whales.

Summer Sea Ice Likely to Drop to 4th Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice is nearing its annual summer minimum extent, which should be among the four lowest on record.

U.S. Seeks Greater Focus on Ocean Warming

The U.S. government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of ocean warming.

Climate Change Poses Risk to Great Barrier Reef Species

Native tropical species are more likely to die out than those that can adapt by "invading" new regions.

Wildfires Are Ruining the National Park Service’s Birthday

Wildfires are making it hard to enjoy the scenic vistas National Parks are famous for.

Drought-Fueled Wildfires Burn 7 Million Acres in U.S.

More than 7 million acres of land have burned in the U.S. so far in 2015.

Drought May Stunt Forests’ Ability to Capture Carbon

A new study shows that droughts are harming forests' ability to store carbon and mitigate climate change.

What Warming Means for 4 of Summer’s Worst Pests

Climate change could mean more summer pests like mosquitoes and ticks across more parts of the country.

Mosquito Season Getting Longer

In many parts of the country, changes in climate have likely increased habitat suitability for mosquitoes.

Ticks Take Off

Climate change has impacted the size and geographical distribution of tick populations.

Rising Sea Levels Could Decimate Sea Turtle Nests

Turtle eggs submerged under sea water are less likely to hatch, a Great Barrier Reef study shows.

Russia, U.S. Sign Fishing Ban in Arctic as Sea Ice Melts

The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement to bar their fishing fleets from the Arctic.

Heavier Rains Mean More Toxic Blooms for Lake Erie

Warming is expected to bring heavier rains, which could mean more toxic algae blooms for Lake Erie.

Climate Change Is Increasing Stress on Oceans

Climate change and other human pressures are putting increasing stress on the world's oceans.

Climate Change Threatens Australia’s Ecosystems

Changes in climate ‘the most pervasive threat’ to forests, wetlands and deserts.

A ‘Climate Vise’ is Squeezing Bumble Bees’ Range

Climate change is squeezing bumble bees out of their southern range, but they're not moving north yet.


Rise in Global Temps Since 1880 Since the advent of modern recordkeeping in 1880, the global average temperature has risen 1.6°F.

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