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The West Is on Fire As Heat Records Fall

A scorcher of a heat wave broke temperature records across the West and helped fuel new wildfires.

The Arctic Has Been Crazy Warm All Year. This Is What It Means for Sea Ice

Arctic melt season has begun in earnest with sea ice at its lowest June volume on record.

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.

Climate Change Could Disrupt Food ‘Chokepoints’

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

May Continues a Ridiculous Warm Streak for the Planet

New NASA data shows this May was the second-hottest May on record.

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.

More Hot Days Across the U.S.

See the trend in hot days in these U.S. cities.

Small Change in Average, Big Change in Extremes

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

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.

Protecting Ocean Waters Will Aid Climate Adaptation

Protecting open ocean from industrial uses is key to addressing climate change, a new study says.

Fact-Checking Trump: Coal Mines Open, Prospects Bleak

The coal industry faces a bleak future despite small coal mine openings touted by President Trump on Thursday.

Carbon Dioxide Set an All-Time Monthly High

May 2017 marked a new atmospheric carbon dioxide peak. It's the highest it's likely been in human history.

Warming Could Push Earth’s Rains Northward

Rain belts could be pushed northward as the Northern Hemisphere warms faster than the Southern Hemisphere.