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Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2016

As Zika spreads northward, scientists are beginning to understand how humans stoked the epidemic.

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires

  • Published: Jul 28th, 2016

This year's wildfire season in California shows signs of influence from climate change.

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2016

Weather-related disasters made worse by climate change could make world peace more elusive.

California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

California Drought, Marine Heat More Likely With Warming

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2016

Conditions behind California's drought and warm coastal waters were mostly natural, but not entirely.

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History

Alberta Wildfires Costliest Disaster in Canadian History

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2016

The Fort McMurray wildfire was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, ringing up $3.58 billion in losses.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2016

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2016

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2016

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.