Long before the current devastation in California, scientists had built a strong case linking a changing climate to more wildfires. Since hotter weather promotes drought and drought increases the chances of fire, rising temperatures have intensified the risks. Science correspondent…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The conclusion contradicts a favorite talking point of senior members of the Trump administration.
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
As older nuclear energy plants approach retirement or are threatened by closure, states worried about climate change are figuring out whether to keep them running. While they are cleaner for the environment, they are radioactive and significantly more expensive than…
By Teresa Carey
Due to human destruction, tropical forests, long considered to be "carbon sinks," now produce more carbon emissions each year than all U.S. cars and trucks combined, according to a study published Thursday in Science.
Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and…
By Roni Dengler
Heat waves are burning up the West Coast. Here’s why things are so toasty right now.
By PBS NewsHour
When global warming leads to coastal flooding, low-income neighborhoods can suffer some of the worst effects. One stark example is in Atlantic City, where people living in houses built on low-lying lands were left out of flood-mitigation projects that benefit…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Perry's view is contrary to mainstream climate science, including analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
By Emily S. Bernhardt
The difference between coal and renewable energy is not whether they each pollute, but the forms that pollution takes, writes Duke University ecologist Emily S. Bernhardt.
By Robert Stavins
The announcement by President Trump that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement was based neither on real science nor sound economics.
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