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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.

The Shum Show: Blazing Trails

Happy Birthday from the Shum Show to the National Park Service!

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future

Heat waves will happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

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.

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural

A slowdown in Atlantic currents that worsened blizzards, floods and hurricanes may have been natural.

The New Normal: Earth is Getting Hotter

Temperatures we think of as normal are getting warmer.

‘99 Percent Chance’ 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

With the streak of record-warm months continuing, 2016 is looking likely to become the hottest year on record.

Power Plant Emissions Fall to Lowest Level in Decades

Falling carbon emissions from the electric power sector could help states meet their climate goals.

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.

CO2 Nears Peak: Are We Permanently Above 400 PPM?

Carbon dioxide levels are nearing their annual peak, and they may not dip below 400 ppm again.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

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

Ocean Acidification Making It Harder For Fish to Breathe

Climate change's combined effects of falling oxygen levels and rising acidity threaten ocean wildlife.

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.

Fewer Tornado Days, But More Big Outbreaks

While there are fewer days each year with tornadoes, on average, the number of days with more than 30 tornadoes is increasing.

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.

See Earth’s Temperature Spiral Toward 2°C

A new graphic shows Earth's temperatures spiraling toward the 2°C global warming limit.

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Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana.

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