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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.

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

  • Published: Dec 8th, 2017

As climate change stokes polluting fires, southern California's most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

  • Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.

Here’s How Climate Change Could Turn U.S. Real Estate Prices Upside Down

Here’s How Climate Change Could Turn U.S. Real Estate Prices Upside Down

  • Published: Sep 5th, 2017

Rising seas and more fierce storm surge could send homebuyers searching for higher ground.

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

Climate Change Has Influenced Timing of Europe’s Floods

  • Published: Aug 10th, 2017

The timing of floods has changed across Europe due to shifts in climate, with some areas seeing earlier floods and some later.

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2017

July was record warm for Alaska's northernmost city and the hottest month on record for the globe at Death Valley.

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2017

A special report on the aftermath and science of the worst rainstorm in Louisiana's history.

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2017

Wildfires are raging across British Columbia. They're the latest sign of climate change in the northern forest.