Climate change is increasing the risk of larger, more intense wildfires, as warmer and drier conditions allow fire to spread faster and farther, creating dangerous conditions for residents and emergency services.
New studies are spotlighting and quantifying social, racial, and economic inequalities associated with disproportionate tree coverage in cities across the United States.
Mosquitoes, ticks, air conditioning, and pollen could be mainstays of fall as climate change extends the summer heat.
Heatwaves don’t just occur on land. Marine heatwaves are increasing in frequency and duration due to climate change, impacting marine ecosystems and industries.
Bouts of extreme heat are getting longer, which can take a toll on our health and increase cooling costs.
It’s a vicious cycle: higher temperatures create a greater demand for air conditioning, which drives energy consumption and fossil fuel burning, which in turn leads to higher temperatures.
Poison ivy and the Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged tick may both pose more of a threat to public health now, as a result of climate change.
As the climate warms, mosquito-friendly weather is increasing in much of the U.S.—raising the risk for mosquito-borne diseases.