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New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2017

New Jersey aims to shrink its climate footprint by reducing wasted food that ends up in landfills.

A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

  • Published: Jul 24th, 2017

Nearly 50 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015, mainly in North America and the tropics.

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2017

With weeks left in the melt season, Arctic sea ice area is already below the annual low of the 1980s.

The Larsen C Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

The Larsen C Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2017

It's been less than a week, but the Larsen C ice shelf and the iceberg it calved are already changing.

At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2017

Halfway through 2017, the year is the second hottest on record, even without an El Niño to help boost its temperature.

Today’s Extreme Heat May Become Norm Within a Decade

Today’s Extreme Heat May Become Norm Within a Decade

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2017

The record global temperature of 2015 is likely to become the norm by 2040, and possibly even earlier.

Greenhouse Gases Are Rapidly Changing the Atmosphere

Greenhouse Gases Are Rapidly Changing the Atmosphere

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2017

A new report shows that greenhouse gases' influence on the climate has increased 40 percent since 1990.

Rising Temps Could Bring Flight Delays Worldwide

Rising Temps Could Bring Flight Delays Worldwide

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2017

Flight delays and restrictions could become more common as temperatures rise due to climate change.