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Extreme Heat Will Hit India’s Most Vulnerable the Hardest

Extreme Heat Will Hit India’s Most Vulnerable the Hardest

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2017

Heat and humidity will reach deadly extremes in South Asia if greenhouse gas emissions aren't curtailed.

Climate Change Means More Fuel for Toxic Algae Blooms

Climate Change Means More Fuel for Toxic Algae Blooms

  • Published: Jul 27th, 2017

An increase in rain fueled by rising temperatures will wash more nitrogen into U.S. waterways.

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2017

New Jersey aims to shrink its climate footprint by reducing wasted food that ends up in landfills.

A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

  • Published: Jul 24th, 2017

Nearly 50 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015, mainly in North America and the tropics.

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2017

California municipalities have filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel giants over sea level rise.

Rising Temps Could Bring Flight Delays Worldwide

Rising Temps Could Bring Flight Delays Worldwide

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2017

Flight delays and restrictions could become more common as temperatures rise due to climate change.

Arctic Heat Is Becoming More Common and Persistent

Arctic Heat Is Becoming More Common and Persistent

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2017

Rising background temperatures are conspiring to make Arctic winter warm waves more common and persistent.

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.