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Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm

Rising Tides: How Near-Daily Flooding of America’s Shorelines Could Become the Norm

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2018

Minor floods, and the damage and disruption they cause, have grown far more common in the last few decades.

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2018

People with lung conditions are more likely to refill prescriptions and be hospitalized during smoke waves, and when pregnant mothers are exposed there’s a “small but significant" decline in birth weight.

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

  • Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.

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.

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.