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Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

Illinois Solar Booms Under New Program, but Developers Fear Bust Ahead

  • Published: Oct 16th, 2019

Continental Electric Construction Co. has been adapting as technologies and the climate have changed—during the past two years it installed 59 solar projects across Illinois that can provide 33 MW of power—more than 10 times the capacity...

Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2018

Missouri farms as carbon storehouse? A new study finds big potential in the Show Me State.

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.

The U.S. is Poised to Set a Record-Setting Record

The U.S. is Poised to Set a Record-Setting Record

  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2017

Record February heat is kickstarting spring from the Southeast to the Midwest.

The Hottest Cities in U.S. vs. the Fastest Warming

The Hottest Cities in U.S. vs. the Fastest Warming

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2016

Scorching summer temperatures are exactly what we should expect in a warming world.

U.S. Faces Dramatic Rise in Extreme Heat, Humidity

U.S. Faces Dramatic Rise in Extreme Heat, Humidity

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2016

Rising extreme heat and humidity in the U.S. cities threaten public health.

A Simple Idea Could Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

A Simple Idea Could Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 13th, 2016

Using migration corridors to link natural areas could help wildlife keep pace with climate change.

Mild Winter Keeps Great Lakes Ice Cover Low

Mild Winter Keeps Great Lakes Ice Cover Low

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2016

Mild winter weather is keeping ice cover on the Great Lakes low, driving lake effect snow and threatening fish stocks.