Climate Change

How Many Americans Believe in Climate Change? Probably More Than You Think

COMMENTARY | In a recent statewide survey of Indiana residents, most supported taking action on climate change. But most Hoosiers underestimate just how widespread this view is in their state.

Can Solar Panels Handle the Heat of a Warming World?

High temperatures and humidity make solar panels less efficient. What does that mean for solar power as the climate changes?

For Voters, Does Climate…Actually Even Matter?

Bernie Sanders released a massive plan for a Green New Deal this week. What’s the point of all these climate plans?

The Toxic Algae That's Taking Over The Country's Waters

Blue-green algae blooms have been reported in dozens of states and municipalities, shutting beaches and putting people and animals at risk.

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared?

New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.

This Land Is the Only Land There Is

Here are seven ways of understanding the IPCC’s newest climate warning.

Some Fish Are Still Full of Mercury, for a Worrying Reason

Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate.

It's Getting Too Damn Hot to Have Fun in the Summer

An environmental economist explains how climate change and extreme weather could mean summer is no longer the peak season for festivals and outdoor recreation.

Climate Change in a Coastal County: Think Global, Act Hyperlocal

‘We see flooding issues, and we’re addressing it. It’s going to get worse.’

Bypassing Trump on Fuel Standards, California Reaches Its Own Auto Deal

California and four major automakers announced a deal Thursday on fuel efficiency standards. But the plan was met with resistance by the Trump administration, which has vowed to enforce its proposed lower fuel standard.

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No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now

While parts of the world have warmed or cooled in the past, modern climate change is happening just about everywhere at the same time.

Why State and Local Governments Are Suing Over Climate Change

Following in the path of lawsuits brought against tobacco companies in the 1990s, cities and states are seeking to use the courts to hold fossil fuel companies liable for damages caused by climate change.

Last Year Was a Record-Breaking Year for High-Tide Flooding. 2019 Probably Will Be, Too.

The East Coast suffered most from high-tide flooding, which can occur even on calm, sunny days, according to new data from the federal government.

How Disaster Warnings Can Get Your Attention

Federal authorities want more effective warnings about life-threatening disasters.

The Rise, Fall, and Possible Rebirth of 100 Resilient Cities

Internal communications shed new light on the Rockefeller Foundation’s decision to stop funding the global climate nonprofit, and hint at what might come next.

If Climate Goals Aren’t Met, Extreme Heat Will Kill Thousands in U.S. Cities

A new report estimates as many as 2,700 heat-related deaths can be prevented in just one city if global temperature rise can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

As Hurricane Season Begins, ‘Green’ Flood Control Finds Support in Texas

As greater Houston seeks protection from the next Hurricane Harvey, using natural features like prairies and sand dunes to control water is gaining purchase.

Alaska’s Search for Solutions to a Rapidly Changing Reality

COMMENTARY | Climate change poses current threats to the state’s biggest city. The mayor says residents are ready to come up with solutions.

Why Hundreds of Puffins Washed Up Dead on an Alaskan Beach

This latest mass-mortality event is another sign of the Arctic’s rapidly changing climate.