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Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places

The world's most special cultural and natural sites are already being ravaged by climate change.

100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including increased heat.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.

Marine Parks Help Global Fish Stocks Withstand Warming

A powerful link has been found between the biodiversity of a reef and the size of the fisheries it supports.

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Marshes are used to reduce flooding, and new research shows how they could flourish as seas rise.

One in Five of World’s Plant Species at Risk of Extinction

Global report highlights threat to food security but also reveals the yearly discovery of 2,000 new species.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

Ocean Acidification Making It Harder For Fish to Breathe

Climate change's combined effects of falling oxygen levels and rising acidity threaten ocean wildlife.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Florida Dredging Would Cut Path Across Corals in ‘Crisis’

A raucous debate is swirling in Florida over plans to dredge vulnerable corals to expand a shipping port.

Chilling Video Shows Wildfire Damage in Fort McMurray

Wildfire has ravaged the town of Fort McMurray and likely caused more than $1 billion in losses.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

Coral Deaths Threaten Coasts With Erosion, Flooding

Coral reefs reduce wave heights by two-thirds on average, protecting coasts from floods and erosion.

Florida Reefs Are Dissolving Much Sooner Than Expected

Ocean acidification is causing reefs in Florida to dissolve decades ahead of previous predictions.

Stunning Cloud Maps Tell the Story of Life on Earth

Researchers have created the first high resolution cloud maps for the whole world and they're pretty amazing.

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global warming is reducing oxygen supplies for marine wildlife along the West Coast and elsewhere.

Satellite Shows U.S. Has the Most Gas Flares in the World

NOAA scientists have found more gas flares in the United States than anywhere else in the world.

Climate Change is ‘Devastating’ The Great Barrier Reef

New modeling is a "smoking gun" linking climate change with record Great Barrier Reef bleaching.

Climate Change Increases Grass Pollen Production

Allergy season is getting longer and worse in a warming world with more carbon dioxide.

1,000 Species Have Been Moved Due to Human Impact

Animals and plants are increasingly being ‘translocated’ from their native areas to survive effects of climate change.

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Ocean Acidification: More CO2 = More Acidic CO2 mixes with seawater to form carbonic acid, making the oceans more acidic.

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