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Here’s What Your July 4 Road Trip Means for the Climate

Carbon emissions from transportation are becoming America's largest source of climate pollution.

Hotter Years, More Fires

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

A Computer Just Changed the Coral Research Game

Reef scientists have partnered with computer scientists on a novel new tool to protect coral reefs.

Wind at China’s Back to Amp Up Its Renewables

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply a quarter of its power by 2030.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

Global Coral Bleaching Continues For a Record Third Year

The longest global coral bleaching event on record is likely to keep going into fall.

The Shum Show: Wacky Weather

There's wacky weather and climate news all around this week on the Shum Show.

Rodent Threat Defeated As Delmarva Battles Rising Seas

Following a big eradication program, it's been a year since a nutria was detected on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM For First Time in 4 Million Years

Carbon dioxide passed a notable symbolic threshold in Antarctic for the first time in 4 million years.

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

Through a vast ecological analysis, scientists found reef fisheries that were healthier than expected.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

Melting Arctic Could Supercharge Climate Feedback Loop

Carbon dioxide could play a significant role in the climate impacts of thawing permafrost.

A Simple Idea Could Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

Using migration corridors to link natural areas could help wildlife keep pace with climate change.

The Shum Show: Hottest Summer on Record?

We’re gearing up for a hot summer in the U.S. and around the world.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from an electric power plant have been solidified.

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot

Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth-lowest level in 50 years last month, setting a new record low for May.

Spike in Alaska Wildfires is Worsening Global Warming

A report from the USGS says northern wildfires must now be seen as a significant driver of climate change.

Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.

Scientists say there's a problem with the way they account for methane's effect on the climate.

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent Threatening to Set Record Low The annual maximum Arctic sea ice extent is threatening to set a record low this year.

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