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Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

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Firestorm Leaves ‘Mass Destruction’ in California

Drought-fueled wildfires over the weekend destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least one person.

4 Western States Could See Warmest Year on Record

Two western states recorded their hottest summers on record, and four states could see their warmest years.

It’s After Labor Day, So Why Is It Still So Hot?

Unseasonable heat has much of the U.S. in its grip. Global warming will likely make heat waves more intense.

Climate Change Could Put Tribes’ Electric Systems at Risk

Electric power lines and power plants on tribal lands are highly vulnerable to climate change.

Woods Placky Talks Climate Change in Alaska

Climate Central's chief meteorologist talks climate change in Alaska with Weather Underground.

Western Wildfire Trends

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

Wildfires Are Ruining the National Park Service’s Birthday

Wildfires are making it hard to enjoy the scenic vistas National Parks are famous for.

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.

Scorched Earth Is Big Climate Concern in Alaska Wildfires

Alaska's raging start to wildfire season is bad for trees, but the soil they grow in is a bigger climate concern.

Kenward Talks Alaskan Wildfires With Jim Cantore

Climate Central's Alyson Kenward dropped in on The Weather Channel to discuss Alaska's wildfires.

Alaska Entering New Era for Wildfires

Alaska, the great northern frontier of America, is being reshaped by climate change.

Study Suggests Key Role for Warming in Extreme Weather

Researchers advocate a new approach to searching for the fingerprints of warming in extreme weather.

Will The West Ever Be Able To Live With Fire?

A drought-amped wildfire season will severely test the West's ability to live with an ancient threat.

Intense Wildfire Season Expected in West

Forest Service anticipates spending up to $1.6 billion fighting a fire season that could be worse than normal.

Climate Change Will Greatly Impact Australians’ Health

A report warns extreme weather will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies.

Global Warming Could Threaten 1-in-6 Species

One in six species is threatened with extinction if polluting practices continue unabated, researchers say.

California’s Forests Have Become Climate Polluters

An emerging body of research shows that greenhouse gases are billowing out of the state’s woodlands.


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

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