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Katrina: Lasting Climate Lessons for a Sinking City

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is dealing with sinking land as sea levels rise.

Drought-Fueled Wildfires Burn 7 Million Acres in U.S.

More than 7 million acres of land have burned in the U.S. so far in 2015.

Scientists Foresee Losses as Cities Fight Beach Erosion

Rising seas, stronger storms and coastal development are taking their toll on sandy shorelines.

Underground Desert Aquifers Could Hold Missing Carbon

Underground desert aquifers fed by irrigation could account for part of the missing land-based carbon sink.

There Is No Carbon Dioxide ‘Technofix,’ Scientists Warn

Researchers warn even if a solution to emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans.

Study: Warming May Bring Heightened Salmonella Risk

Researchers say extreme weather and temperature events may lead to an uptick in salmonella poisoning.

Drought May Stunt Forests’ Ability to Capture Carbon

A new study shows that droughts are harming forests' ability to store carbon and mitigate climate change.

New Grants Fund Research for Underseas Carbon Storage

The federal government is spending $12 million on carbon capture and storage research.

Heavier Rains Mean More Toxic Blooms for Lake Erie

Warming is expected to bring heavier rains, which could mean more toxic algae blooms for Lake Erie.

Sharks Face a Growing Threat in Warming and Acidic Seas

Like many other species, sharks face the looming threat of climate and its impact on oceans.

Sea Levels Could Rise At Least 20 Feet

Even if the world manages to limit warming to 2°C, sea levels may still rise at least 20 feet above current heights.

Mountaintop Coal Falls As Renewables, Natural Gas Rise

Mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachian states has fallen 62 percent since 2008.

Record Warmth Continues to Bake U.S. West

The temperatures for June are in and five Western states saw their warmest June ever.

A Tale of Two Cities: Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Our Ben Strauss spoke with PBS NewsHour's Jackie Judd about flooding, climate change and coastal communities.

Rising Ocean Temps Bring Gloomy Outlook for Corals

NOAA scientists believe high ocean temperatures have been the primary cause of widespread coral bleaching.

Pink Salmon Risks a Double Threat of Acidification

Pink salmon in the Pacific Ocean face acidification in rivers and the sea linked to greenhouse gas emissions.

Study: Water Use Skyrockets as Fracking Expands

Oil and gas fracking uses more and more water each year, but it varies widely from region to region.

Water Use Declining as Natural Gas Grows

Explore how water use for power generation has been changing, state-by-state, since 2005.

Rapidly Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Species

Parts of the Arctic Ocean could reach critical levels of ocean acidification in just 10 years.

Alaska’s Glaciers Seen as Major Source of Sea Level Rise

Researchers say Alaska's inland glaciers account for 95 percent of glacial mass loss due to climate-driven melting.

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Number of Extremely Hot Days Continues to Rise As greenhouse gases continue to build and warm the planet, we are seeing an increased number of hot days in the U.S.

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