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Vanishing forests tell a tale of rising water

Vanishing forests tell a tale of rising water

  • Published: Nov 16th, 2021

Global sea rise caused by heat-trapping pollution and a gradual sinking of the land around the Chesapeake have combined to create some of the world’s fastest local rates of sea rise.

‘We dread summers’: dangerous ‘fire weather’ days are on the rise in northern California

‘We dread summers’: dangerous ‘fire weather’ days are on the rise in northern California

  • Published: Nov 9th, 2021

The Dixie fire grew most explosively on nine of 10 such days, finds analysis of weather station and fire data.

Fewer fumes: What the switch to electric vehicles means for Jacksonville

Fewer fumes: What the switch to electric vehicles means for Jacksonville

  • Published: Nov 2nd, 2021

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the ensuing economic slowdown, Jacksonville virtually shut down.

Picturing Our Future

Picturing Our Future

  • Published: Oct 12th, 2021

Cities face unprecedented threats from multi-century sea level rise.

How tidal flooding is impacting students, caretakers and education in Atlantic City

How tidal flooding is impacting students, caretakers and education in Atlantic City

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2021

As seas rise at a quickening pace, the water continues to creep closer to where the city’s students spend most of their days — in its 11 public schools.

A hotter and drier climate is set to hurt agriculture in the West and help farmers in Asia

A hotter and drier climate is set to hurt agriculture in the West and help farmers in Asia

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2021

Corn and soybean yields may fall 5% globally between 2050 and 2100 because of the combination of a drier and hotter climate.

Drier heat waves threaten crops in Iowa

Drier heat waves threaten crops in Iowa

  • Published: Sep 23rd, 2021

The new research on warming temperatures and drought warns that drier heat waves will reduce harvests, threatening to further narrow farmers’ profit margins.

Heat & Health: Expanding ‘urban heat island’ and warming climate sends more to the ER in Charlotte

Heat & Health: Expanding ‘urban heat island’ and warming climate sends more to the ER in Charlotte

  • Published: Sep 15th, 2021

Like most cities, Charlotte has been warming more quickly than surrounding areas.