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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.

The West Is on Fire As Heat Records Fall

The West Is on Fire As Heat Records Fall

  • Published: Jul 10th, 2017

A scorcher of a heat wave broke temperature records across the West and helped fuel new wildfires.

Global Warming Tipped Scales in Europe’s Heat Wave

Global Warming Tipped Scales in Europe’s Heat Wave

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2017

A major heat wave that helped fuel deadly wildfires in Portugal was more likely because of global warming.

States Betting on Giant Batteries to Cut Carbon

States Betting on Giant Batteries to Cut Carbon

  • Published: Jun 28th, 2017

Some states and power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2017

Climate change may be altering the characteristics and impacts of drought across the U.S.