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West Coast Waters on Acid Trip; Fishing Industry in Peril

West Coast Waters on Acid Trip; Fishing Industry in Peril

  • Published: Jun 6th, 2017

Hotspots of ocean acidification that persist year after year have been found along the U.S. West Coast.

Congress Protects Coasts From Climate Change With Mud

Congress Protects Coasts From Climate Change With Mud

  • Published: Feb 14th, 2017

The federal government will use mud from dredging projects to protect coasts from erosion and rising seas.

Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

  • Published: Feb 6th, 2017

More frequent heat waves will drive up electricity demand, potentially costing billions in infrastructure upgrades.

This is What Climate Change Sounds Like, in D Minor

This is What Climate Change Sounds Like, in D Minor

  • Published: Sep 20th, 2016

Yellow cedars are dying in Alaska and researchers have turned the data showing their demise into music.

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

Everything You Need to Know About Wildfires in One Map

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2016

Wildfire season is about to kick off in earnest. Here's how you can track it, one fire at a time.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

  • Published: May 24th, 2016

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.

Carbon Fee Debate Goes Mainstream in Washington State

Carbon Fee Debate Goes Mainstream in Washington State

  • Published: Apr 26th, 2016

A carbon tax ballot measure in Washington state is dividing the region's environmental groups.

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

  • Published: Mar 14th, 2016

The combination of coastal population growth and sea level rise could flood millions of homes by 2100.