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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.

Breathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of California’s Climate-Fueled Blazes

Breathing Fire: Health Is a Casualty of California’s Climate-Fueled Blazes

  • Published: Nov 7th, 2017

As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air.

These U.S. Cities Are Most Vulnerable to Major Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

These U.S. Cities Are Most Vulnerable to Major Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

  • Published: Oct 25th, 2017

Here's how rising seas could grow FEMA floodplains.

Brazil’s Worst Month Ever for Forest Fires Blamed on Human Activity

Brazil’s Worst Month Ever for Forest Fires Blamed on Human Activity

  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2017

This September, Brazil saw more fires burning than any month on record.

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.

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

  • Published: Sep 20th, 2017

Shrinking Arctic sea ice is increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world.

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.