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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...

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.

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.

Lingering El Niño Could Mean Fewer Tornadoes This Year

Lingering El Niño Could Mean Fewer Tornadoes This Year

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2016

Scientists have published their latest tornado season forecast and El Niño could have a big impact.

Two Charts Show December’s Crazy Warmth

Two Charts Show December’s Crazy Warmth

  • Published: Dec 31st, 2015

December has been crazy warm across the East, leading to 10,000 daily heat records compared to 500 cold ones.

Bitterly Cold Winters Less Likely for East Coast

Bitterly Cold Winters Less Likely for East Coast

  • Published: Nov 5th, 2015

Warming has made the cold of 2013-2014 less likely, but that winter's storms couldn't be linked to climate change.