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Expanding Existing Farmland Would Benefit Climate

Study shows expanding farmland may be better for the climate than cutting down forests for new farmland.

Ongoing Coverage of Historic Drought in U.S.

A roundup of coverage on the most extensive and intense drought to hit the U.S. since at least 1956.

What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee

Coffee's low genetic diversity plus a shifting climate leads to more risks of infestation from pests & diseases.

87 Cities, 4 Scenarios and 1 Really Hot Future

Analysis shows how many more “extremely hot” days different U.S. cities could feel in the near future.

See Power Plants Most Vulnerable to Flooding

A new mapping tool shows how floods could drown some of the nation’s most critical power plants.

Putting a Climate Context on SoCal’s Flash Floods

Heavy rains and flash floods across Southern California Sunday were a product of monsoons and dry soils.

Determining Methane Leaks Is Key to Climate Goals

Analysis and interactive explore how beneficial converting U.S. power from coal to natural gas could be.

Toledo’s Algae Bloom in Line with Climate Projections

Climate change could make the Great Lakes' harmful algae blooms more toxic and last longer.

6 Degrees: Arctic Sea Ice Is Melting, but East Coast Isn’t

Review of top climate news, from the state of Arctic summer sea ice melt to the cost of delayed action on climate.

Record-Setting Drought Intensifies in Parched California

California's already terrible drought just go worse, again. Now 58% of the state is in exceptional drought.

Derailments May Increase as ‘Sun Kinks’ Buckle Tracks

Heat waves made worse by climate change could warp railroad tracks with sun kinks, causing derailments.

No Record, But Arctic Sea Ice Will be Among 10 Lowest

Arctic sea ice extent won't reach a record low this year, but it is still declining and could place in the top 10.

Waiting to Slash CO2 Emissions? It Could Cost You

The cost of delayed action on climate change could spike if no action is taken, the White House says.

Warming Threatens Roads, Ports and Planes, Report Says

Transportation could be both a cause and a casualty of climate change, according to a new report.

Scientists Begin Hi-Tech Quest for Arctic Sea Ice Answers

Automatic sensors will allow scientists to conduct a monitoring program to determine summer sea ice melt.

Win-Win Way Pinpointed to Aid Food Security & Climate

Scientists say they have found a way to feed billions of people, while reducing environmental stresses.

El Niño in 90 Seconds

So who or what is this El Nino that meteorologists warn may affect our weather in a big way?

U.S. and China Lead the Way on Carbon Capture & Storage

A new China-U.S. agreement looks like giving much-needed stimulus to development of the technology.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Fires in NW Territories in Line with ‘Unprecedented’ Burn

The wildfires searing the Northwest Territories could be a harbinger of things to come in a warming world.

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Southwest Drought Predictions Glen MacDonald, of UCLA, talks about the threat of drought in the Southwest and what it means for water supply.