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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.

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.

U.S. Forest Service Stretched After Record Wildfires Year

U.S. Forest Service Stretched After Record Wildfires Year

  • Published: Feb 13th, 2016

"Climate change is real and it is with us," says top government official after 10.1 million acres burned in 2015.

West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2016

Extreme rain and snow will hit the West Coast more often as the climate changes, scientists found.

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

These Paintings Turn Climate Data Into Art

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2016

Maine-based artist Jill Pelto is turning hard climate data into haunting watercolor paintings.