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The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

  • Published: Dec 27th, 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate stories from the U.S. in 2017.

The Sixth Mass Extinction of Wildlife Also Threatens Global Food Supplies

The Sixth Mass Extinction of Wildlife Also Threatens Global Food Supplies

  • Published: Sep 27th, 2017

The foundation of our food supplies are as endangered as wildlife but get almost no attention, a new report reveals.

Here’s How Climate Change is a ‘Death Sentence’ in Afghanistan’s Highlands

Here’s How Climate Change is a ‘Death Sentence’ in Afghanistan’s Highlands

  • Published: Aug 29th, 2017

Global warming should be taken as seriously as fighting insurgents, say those witnessing the savage impacts.

This Map Shows Warming’s Fingerprints on Weather

This Map Shows Warming’s Fingerprints on Weather

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2017

A new, interactive map shows where studies have found a discernible role for warming in extreme weather events.

Warming May Turn Africa’s Arid Sahel Green: Researchers

Warming May Turn Africa’s Arid Sahel Green: Researchers

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2017

One of Africa's driest regions - the Sahel - could turn greener if the planet warms more than 2 degrees Celsius.

Climate Change Could Disrupt Food ‘Chokepoints’

Climate Change Could Disrupt Food ‘Chokepoints’

  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2017

Weather-related disruptions at so-called "chokepoints" could limit global food supplies and push up prices.

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.

Warming Could Push Earth’s Rains Northward

Warming Could Push Earth’s Rains Northward

  • Published: May 31st, 2017

Rain belts could be pushed northward as the Northern Hemisphere warms faster than the Southern Hemisphere.