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A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

Nearly 50 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015, mainly in North America and the tropics.

South Miami Just Made a Huge Rooftop Solar Decision

South Miami, Fla., has become the first city outside of California to mandate solar panels on new homes.

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

California municipalities have filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel giants over sea level rise.

Countries With Coral Reefs Must Do More on Climate

Custodians of world heritage-listed sites should aim to keep global temperature increases to just 1.5°C.

Today’s Extreme Heat May Become Norm Within a Decade

The record global temperature of 2015 is likely to become the norm by 2040, and possibly even earlier.

Rising Temps Could Bring Flight Delays Worldwide

Flight delays and restrictions could become more common as temperatures rise due to climate change.

The World Is on the Brink of an Electric Car Revolution

A flurry of electric car news this week shows that we're about to see a huge shift in how we drive.

This Is How Climate Change Will Shift the World’s Cities

Billions of people call cities home, and they're going to get a lot hotter because of climate change.

Global Sea Level Rise Accelerates Since 1990

A thaw of Greenland's ice sheet is pouring ever more water into the oceans.

Global Warming Tipped Scales in Europe’s Heat Wave

A major heat wave that helped fuel deadly wildfires in Portugal was more likely because of global warming.

Climate Change Will Hit the Poorest the Hardest in the U.S.

A landmark study shows that climate change will disproportionately affect poor counties in the South.

Projections in Deer Tick Habitat

Lyme disease is increasing in the Northeast, and is likely to spread to other areas as the world warms.

Climate Change’s Role in Tick Migration

Here’s how climate change plays a role in tick migration and the spread of Lyme disease.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

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

Desert Basins Could Hold ‘Missing’ Carbon Sinks

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

Half of World Could See Deadly Heat Waves By 2100

Deadly heat waves could impact half to 75 percent of the world's population if greenhouse gases aren't curtailed.

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.

Small Change in Average, Big Change in Extremes

A small increase in average temperature leads to a big increase in extreme heat.

Days Above 100°F: Projections

This is how hot the United States could be in the future.

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.

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Mountain Snowmelt and Fire Recently, in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

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