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Hotter Years, More Fires

The average number of large wildfires burning across the Western U.S. each year has tripled from the 1970s to the 2010s.

Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

New analysis shows how climate change is influencing a dramatic increase in large western wildfires.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Spike in Alaska Wildfires is Worsening Global Warming

A report from the USGS says northern wildfires must now be seen as a significant driver of climate change.

Global Warming Threatens the World’s Special Places

The world's most special cultural and natural sites are already being ravaged by climate change.

Cities ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Rising Disaster Risk

Cities around the world are failing to plan for fast-increasing risks from extreme weather, the World Bank says.

Chilling Video Shows Wildfire Damage in Fort McMurray

Wildfire has ravaged the town of Fort McMurray and likely caused more than $1 billion in losses.

Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Climate change is making wildfires like the one raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta more common.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate change is a major threat to human health, according to a report released Monday.

2015 One for the Climate Record Books

2015 set numerous climate records, from global temperatures to carbon dioxide levels to sea level rise.

How a Monster El Niño Transforms the World’s Weather

An exceptionally strong El Niño has tampered with the world’s weather, bringing drought, floods and heat waves.

The Climate and Weather: Heidi Cullen’s NY Times OpEd

Opposing views on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather have led to debate.

U.S. Forest Service Stretched After Record Wildfires Year

"Climate change is real and it is with us," says top government official after 10.1 million acres burned in 2015.

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

Maine-based artist Jill Pelto is turning hard climate data into haunting watercolor paintings.

Wildfires Are Burning Some of the World’s Oldest Trees

Tasmania's rainforest is burning up in the wake of its most severe two-year drought on record.

Western Australia Wildfire Brings Widespread Destruction

A major wildfire has destroyed a town and charred 143,000 acres in Western Australia.

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

For the first time on record, U.S. wildfires burned more than 10 million acres in a year.

The 7 Most Interesting Climate Findings of the Year

From disappearing ice sheets to rising temperature to megadroughts, these are the top climate science studies.

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How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up Transportation accounts for 28 percent of Americans’ overall greenhouse gas emissions.

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