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Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2016

California's overworked firefighters are being forced to take on another task — clearing dead trees.

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.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2016

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.

America’s Sickest Wetlands Are in the West, EPA Finds

America’s Sickest Wetlands Are in the West, EPA Finds

  • Published: May 31st, 2016

Three-fifths of wetlands in the West are in “poor” condition, but marsh restorations are underway.

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.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

  • Published: May 6th, 2016

Warm weather out West has pushed the Lower 48 to its second warmest January through April on record.

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

  • Published: May 2nd, 2016

Global warming is reducing oxygen supplies for marine wildlife along the West Coast and elsewhere.

Meltdown: More Rain, Less Snow as the World Warms

Meltdown: More Rain, Less Snow as the World Warms

  • Published: Apr 4th, 2016

Analysis finds a decrease in the percent of precip falling as snow in winter months for every region of the U.S.