Climate and Environmental News
The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal scientists said.
Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.
This year, roughly a quarter of the vast Pantanal wetland in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, has burned in wildfires worsened by climate change. What happens to a rich and unique biome when so much is destroyed?
Facing a climate crisis, environmental groups and industry agree to work together to bolster hydropower while reducing harm from dams.
Oregon and Washington residents across the political spectrum agree climate change is a problem, but many think the measures that their state governments are taking to address the issue are the wrong approach
Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.
Over the last month, huge wildfires have laid siege to the West Coast. The shroud of smoke that came with them offers both a glimpse of the future and a reminder of the past.
The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
America is now under siege by climate change in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their admonition: Decades of growing crisis are already locked into the global ecosystem and cannot be reversed.
Oregon’s fate has always been intertwined with the forests that blanket the state. Now millions of trees are charred, and those who live from them face a future full of uncertainty.
Smoke from the wildfires in the West was also spotted high in the skies over Washington, D.C. Firefighters continued to battle blazes that were still spreading.
California has experienced three of the four largest fires in state history, and they’re only just entering the traditional fire season. Sixteen of the 20 largest fires have occurred since 2007, nine of those in just the last five years.
A record amount of the world’s largest tropical wetland has been lost to the fires sweeping Brazil this year, scientists said, devastating a delicate ecosystem that is one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.
After landfall overnight with 150 m.p.h. winds, Laura ripped northward. Officials confirmed at least six deaths tied to the storm, and hundreds of thousands of people have lost power.
In the 20th century, local and federal officials, usually white, enacted policies that reinforced racial segregation in cities in ways that created large disparities in the urban heat environment.
Like the gossamer layer of ash and dust that is settling on the trees in Central California, climate change is adding on to the hazards already faced by some of the country’s poorest, most neglected laborers.
There are four key ingredients to the disastrous wildfire seasons in the West, and climate change figures prominently.
The nation’s most-populated state is facing multiple crises, including 23 major wildfires raging while the daily death toll from the coronavirus is above 100.
The ice loss in 2019 was more than twice the annual average since 2003, scientists said.
Saturday is Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity will have used “all the biological resources that Earth can renew during the entire year.”