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Greenhouse Gas Sources in the U.S.

Greenhouse gases come from several sources in the U.S., not just your furnace and you car exhaust.

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Greenhouse gases held steady for hundreds of years, but have jumped up since the start of the industrial era.

New Homes in the 2050 Coastal Flood Zone

Sea level rise will threaten hundreds of thousands of homes in the coming decades — and many communities have built a striking number of new…

The Widespread Climate Benefits of Trees

Trees have widespread climate benefits, from lowering cooling costs to reducing our carbon footprint.

The Power of Trees

See how trees in these cities are improving air quality, reducing flood risks, and offsetting carbon emissions.

Job Growth in Wind and Solar Energy

Wind and solar jobs are fueling the economy in these states.

Renewable Electricity Growth Across the U.S.

See the gains wind and solar electricity generation have made in your state.

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

People with lung conditions are more likely to refill prescriptions and be hospitalized during smoke waves, and when pregnant mothers are expo…

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

Most U.S. cities have experienced an increase in the average number of mosquito disease danger days each year. El Paso's increase was larger t…

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

Climate change is causing a change in location of disease-carrying mosquitoes as the world warms, likely leading to a significant public healt…

As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion

Rising costs from flooding and erosion are prompting Americans, military bases and government agencies to opt for more natural alternatives.…

Rising Seas Could Swell Arizona’s Population

Arizona's low living costs and friendly culture make it an appealing state in which to settle, which could drive up its population as sea-leve…

Making Waves: Women in Science

Science has historically been a male dominated field, but deep in the Southern Ocean on the research vessel, N.B. Palmer, a team largely made…

Growing Season Growth: Additional Frost Free Days

Longer frost-free seasons mean longer allergy seasons, a trend impacting all regions of the country.

Here’s How Frost-Free Season Affects Allergy Season

Climate change is affecting the frost-free season in these cities, which also affects the allergy season.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

Shifting Gears: Number of Plug-in EVs Sold in the U.S.

U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars increased by a factor of 8 from 2011 to 2016

Transportation is the Biggest Source of U.S. Emissions

Transportation recently overtook electricity generation as the biggest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S.

Breathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of California’s Climate-Fueled Blazes

As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in clean…

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.…

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Higher Hurricane Activity Since 1995 We've been in an active period since 1995, where the average number of named tropical storms has jumped significantly to 15.2

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