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Will The West Ever Be Able To Live With Fire?

A drought-amped wildfire season will severely test the West's ability to live with an ancient threat.

Arctic Ice Melting Faster and Earlier With Dire Results

The Arctic is returning to a warm period and the trend continues to show higher temperatures.

Climate Change Will Greatly Impact Australians’ Health

A report warns extreme weather will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies.

Global Warming Could Threaten 1-in-6 Species

One in six species is threatened with extinction if polluting practices continue unabated, researchers say.

California’s Forests Have Become Climate Polluters

An emerging body of research shows that greenhouse gases are billowing out of the state’s woodlands.

These Are The Amazon Trees That Keep The Planet Cool

Scientists pinpoint a small number of tree species that hold the most carbon in the Amazon rainforest.

At $24 Trillion, Oceans are World’s 7th-Largest Economy

Vast economic worth of world’s oceans is declining due to pollution, climate change and overfishing.

More CO2 = More Pollen

If CO2 emissions continue at the current pace, pollen counts are projected to nearly double by 2060.

Climate Change Makes Droughts in Australia Worse

Climate Council report says decreases in average rainfall have dire ramifications for health & agriculture.

One Farmer’s Battle with California’s Worst Drought

California’s byzantine water system and crushing drought are leading farmers to extraordinary measures.

Wildfires Tied to Drought, Heat & Topography, Not Beetles

Drought and warmer temperatures brought about by climate change affect wildfire spread more than bark beetles.

Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than In Last Thousand Years

Climate change blamed for breakdown of currents that circulate heat, nutrients through the Atlantic.

Amazon Trees Removed Almost a Third Less Carbon

Carbon absorbed by the rainforest is falling, so greater cuts to emissions are needed, warn scientists.

Deforestation Slowing, But Forests Are Breaking Down

Pollution from deforestation is slowing down, but degradation is worsening in forests that still remain.

Spring is Arriving Earlier in the U.S.

Spring is arriving earlier across the U.S. by an average of three days.

Southern California’s Fog Falls Victim to Concrete

Urbanization in southern California is reducing the region's fogginess, further drying the parched state.

Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

National forests, parks and other public lands play a major role in America's defense against climate change.

CO2 Boosts Trees, But Ups Damage From Forest Pests

Carbon dioxide fertilizes forests, but it also encourages bugs to feast, dissipating the climate benefits.

Drought Weakens the Amazon’s Ability to Capture Carbon

The Amazon inhales less carbon dioxide during drought years, a major concern as the region dries.

For the West, A Winter That Has Felt More Like Spring

While cold reigns in the East, the West is unseasonably warm and suffering a serious lack of snow.

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Tripod Fire Satellite View The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.

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