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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.

Climate Pollution Can Complicate Fishes’ Sex Lives

Climate Pollution Can Complicate Fishes’ Sex Lives

  • Published: Jul 27th, 2016

New research from Sicily shows one way that carbon dioxide pollution can affect the mating rituals of fish.

Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be Futile

Local Efforts to Save Coral Reefs May Be Futile

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2016

Scientists are split over whether local safeguards can save some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs.

Warming Could Mean More Algae Blooms Like Florida’s

Warming Could Mean More Algae Blooms Like Florida’s

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2016

Algae blooms like the one plaguing Florida's coastline could happen more often as lakes and coastal waters warm.

Global Climate Spending Focusing on Forest Protection

Global Climate Spending Focusing on Forest Protection

  • Published: Jul 15th, 2016

A study finds that the U.S. and four other developed countries are spending billions to keep forests intact.

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.

‘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.