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Heat, Then Deluge Fell a Town’s Beloved 600-Year-Old Oak

One of the oldest oak trees in the U.S. was dealt a death blow by extreme heat this summer.

Warm Ocean Water Takes Toll on Antarctica’s Glaciers

Warm ocean waters have shaved hundreds of feet of ice off the bottom of several Antarctica glaciers.

Renewables Poised for Rapid Growth Worldwide

Renewable energy is expected to be the source of about 28 percent of the world’s electricity by 2021.

Carbon Dioxide Passed Critical Threshold in 2015

The world just had its first year where carbon dioxide averaged more than 400 ppm around the globe.

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Solar power capacity in the U.S. is poised to nearly triple in size in less than three years by 2017.

This is What It’s Like To Be a Young Climate Scientist

Now is one of the most interesting times in history to enter the climate science field.

Hottest Months on Record Have Something in Common

The record run of planetary heat has rewritten the record books.

The World’s Poorest Most at Risk From Drought, Conflict

New research shows that drought is likely to stoke conflicts in the world's poorest countries.

September an Exclamation Point on String of Hot Months

Yet another month of planetary heat has basically ensured 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

A Decade of Coastal Flood Days

Sea level rise is causing more coastal flooding in the U.S. See how many floods have a human fingerprint in these cities.

Atlantic Coastal Flood Days

See where climate change is affecting U.S. coastal flooding the most.

Scientists Warn Negative Emissions Are a ‘Moral Hazard’

Removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming is a fool’s game, scientists say.

Record Warmth Helps Shrink U.S. Carbon Emissions

Energy related carbon dioxide emissions hit their lowest point since 1991 during the first six months of 2016.

Climate Change Means a Longer U.S. Growing Season

Later frosts mean longer growing seasons for the U.S.

Frost-Free Season is Getting Longer Across U.S.

Here's where in the U.S. the frost free season is growing the fastest.

Climate Change Increasing Length of Frost-Free Season

This is how much the average frost-free season has changed since 1970.

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

Sea level rise and more intense surge could make Hurricane Sandy-level flooding a generational occurrence.

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Global warming is being blamed for 44 percent of the total area burned in Western forest fires since 1984.

Oil, Gas and Cows Culprits in Methane Spike, Study Says

New research finds that cows and wetlands are driving a rise in methane emissions more than oil and gas.

191 Countries Strike Deal to Cut Aircraft Emissions

An agreement struck Thursday could allow airlines to grow without also growing their impact on the climate.


Fewer October Nights Below 40°F The decrease in cool nights is one feature of an overall fall warming trend.

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