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Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places

The world's most special cultural and natural sites are already being ravaged by climate change.

100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including increased heat.

New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

A new study finds that the Canadian tar sands are a major source of secondary organic aerosols.

U.S. Leads Globe in Oil Production for Third Year

The U.S. led the world in oil production last year for third year in a row, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

Marine Parks Help Global Fish Stocks Withstand Warming

A powerful link has been found between the biodiversity of a reef and the size of the fisheries it supports.

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Marshes are used to reduce flooding, and new research shows how they could flourish as seas rise.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Global 2040 Forecast Sees Only Slight Fall in Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels will still be the dominate energy source on the planet in 2040, a U.S. government forecast shows.

Increasing Tornado Extremes

The monthly variability in the number of tornadoes has been increasing over the past 50 years.

Could Baby Steps Be the Best Global Climate Strategy?

Two researchers say taking smaller steps could be the best way to achieve international climate cooperation.

Paris Pact Could Benefit From Halt of Fossil Fuel Leases

Phasing out coal, oil and gas leasing could help the U.S. meet its Paris climate goals, a new study says.

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global warming is reducing oxygen supplies for marine wildlife along the West Coast and elsewhere.

Satellite Shows U.S. Has the Most Gas Flares in the World

NOAA scientists have found more gas flares in the United States than anywhere else in the world.

Climate Change Increases Grass Pollen Production

Allergy season is getting longer and worse in a warming world with more carbon dioxide.

Strong El Niño Helped Lower U.S. Heating Costs

The strong El Niño in the tropical Pacific contributed to lower energy demand in the U.S. this winter.

Carbon Fee Debate Goes Mainstream in Washington State

A carbon tax ballot measure in Washington state is dividing the region's environmental groups.

With The Paris Agreement Signed, Hard Work Begins

Developing a system under which climate pledges are reviewed and improved is 'essential' for success.

2016 Election Critical to Success of Paris Climate Pact

The outcome of the U.S. presidential election will be critical to the success of the Paris climate pact.

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Which Season is Warming Fastest? For most of the country, winter is warming faster than the other three seasons.

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