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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.

One Glorious Map Shows the Future of Animal Migrations

Climate change is turning up the heat on animals. This map shows the pathways they'll likely follow to survive.

Rare Tortoise in Australia Displaced by Climate Change

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

The Future of National Parks is Going to be a Lot Hotter

National Parks' physical boundaries might not change, but their climate boundaries will as the world warms.

Most Cities Too Hot to Host Summer Olympics by 2085

Due to rising temperatures, Northern Hemisphere cities could be too hot to host the Olympic Games.

After Scorching Heat, Earth Likely to Get Respite in 2017

In a welcome break, a new annual heat record is unlikely in 2017 since the effect of El Niño is fading.

July Makes 15 Record Hot Months in a Row

July is the 15th record-hot month in a row, according to NOAA, keeping 2016 on its way to the hottest year on record.

Stagnant Air on the Rise, Upping Ozone Risk

Hot weather can trigger high levels of air pollution that can have health consequences for millions of Americans.

Scorching July is World’s Hottest Month on Record

July was yet another record hot month for the Earth, all but guaranteeing 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

As Earth Swelters, Global Warming Target in Danger

The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders is in danger of being breached.

2016 Third Warmest for U.S. Through July

The U.S. is having its third-warmest year through July, in part thanks to a major heat wave across much of the country.

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 and Climate Change at the Rio Olympics

We look at the general climate of Brazil and some of the potential climate change impacts there ahead of the Rio Olympics.

2015 Set Frenzy of Climate Records

Numerous climate records were broken in 2015, including hottest year and lowest Arctic sea ice winter peak.

Searing Kuwait Temp Could Rank Among World’s Hottest

The temperature of 129.2°F recorded in Kuwait is an example of those that are likely to become more common.

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

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

More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S.

The risk of mosquito-borne diseases, like Zika, is becoming more prevalent as our mosquito season gets longer.

Forecast First: Warmer Temps Favored Across Entire U.S.

For the next three months, above-average temperatures are favored across the entire U.S., including Alaska.

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

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

Diving Enthusiasts Could Measure Ocean Temperatures

Decompression computers worn by recreational and commercial divers provides accurate data, study shows.

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State Capitals: Hot Septembers 17 state capitals had one of their 5 hottest Septembers on record.

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