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Warming May Turn Africa’s Arid Sahel Green: Researchers

One of Africa's driest regions - the Sahel - could turn greener if the planet warms more than 2 degrees Celsius.

Antarctica’s Ice-Free Areas to Increase By 2100

If emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to grow by as much as 17,000 square kilometers.

Climate Change Could Disrupt Food ‘Chokepoints’

Weather-related disruptions at so-called "chokepoints" could limit global food supplies and push up prices.

Sunnier Skies Driving Greenland Surface Melt

An uptick in clear, sunny summer skies is driving a jump in surface melt across the Greenland ice sheet.

States Betting on Giant Batteries to Cut Carbon

Some states and power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

Warming Brews Big Trouble in Coffee Birthplace Ethiopia

Rising temperatures are set to wipe out half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing areas.

Nuclear Decommissioning Threatens Climate Targets

Nuclear is now the largest low-carbon power source in Europe and the United States.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

Climate change may be altering the characteristics and impacts of drought across the U.S.

Atlantic Oil Surveys Could Kill Food Used By Fisheries

The tiny animals that provide food for fisheries face big threats from airguns used in oil surveys.

It’s So Hot in Phoenix, Planes Can’t Take Off

Planes have been grounded in Phoenix as life-threatening heat descends across the Southwest.

Desert Basins Could Hold ‘Missing’ Carbon Sinks

Deserts across the globe may contain some of the world’s “missing” carbon sinks.

Houston Fears Warming Will Cause Catastrophic Flooding

The Texas metropolis has more casualties and property loss from floods than any other locality in the U.S.

Scientists Saw a Nearly Unheard of Antarctic Meltdown

A Texas-sized chunk of Antarctica went into meltdown last year raising concerns about the future.

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

The number of large wildfires burning up swaths of the Great Plains rose 350 percent during 30 years.

The U.S. Hit a Wind and Solar Power Milestone in March

Ten percent of all electricity generated in the U.S. in March came from wind and solar power — a first.

Human Activities Are Taking Their Toll in the Deep Ocean

Once seen as too remote to harm, the deep sea is facing new pressures from mining, pollution, overfishing and more.

Rare Floods to Become the Norm If Emissions Aren’t Cut

A new study finds a sharp increase in the risk of frequent flooding events in coastal areas in the U.S.

India’s Punishing Heat Waves More Deadly With Warming

Even the modest rise in global temperatures to date have made India's already sweltering heat waves deadlier.

Dead Zones: Warming Oceans Hold Less Oxygen

Warming waters are decreasing oxygen in the oceans, creating dead zones for marine plants and animals.

As CO2 Goes Up, Ocean Health Goes Down

Excessive carbon emissions are worsening the ocean's health.

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Arctic Sea Ice Volume on Thin Ice Ten of the lowest annual Arctic sea ice volume minimums have been in the last 11 years.

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