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Rules For U.N. Climate Pact May Take Two Years

It could take close to two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels.

As Disaster Risks Rise, 20 Nations Get Help to Prepare

A new program will enable 20 countries at risk to put together contingency plans for climate change.

NOAA: Near-Normal Hurricane Season Expected

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near-normal as a tropical storm threatens to form.

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.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.

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.

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.

Global Warming Will Hit Poorer Countries Hardest

Tropical regions are likely to suffer the biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather, scientists say.

The Shum Show: A Spring Fling with Winter Precip

Get the scoop on weather and climate on the Shum Show.

2016 Is Off to a Scorching Start

April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally.

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.