Climate Change

Hilary hits Cabo San Lucas in Baja California State, Mexico. 

Tropical Storm Hilary Makes Landfall

The National Hurricane Center downgraded Hilary to a post-tropical storm, though it warned of continued life-threatening and locally catastrophic flooding

An ancient bison gets stuck in a tar pit as a fire burns nearby in this illustration. A warmer and drier climate could have made Southern California vulnerable to human-caused fires at the time, the new study suggests.

Human-Caused Fires and a Changing Climate May Have Contributed to Mass Extinction 13,000 Years Ago

The deadly combination likely led several species to disappear from Southern California during the late Pleistocene

House Between Forest and Field in Dutchess County, New York, was designed by nARCHITECTS, the winner of this year's National Design Award for architecture.

Meet the Innovative Winners of This Year's National Design Awards

Cooper Hewitt recognizes talented trailblazers who are at the forefront of their fields

In Montana, a group of 16 young people are suing the state for violating their constitutional right to a "clean and healthful environment."

Montana Youths Win Key Climate Lawsuit on Their Right to a 'Clean and Healthful Environment'

The ruling could set a groundbreaking precedent in answering the question: Does the government need to protect its citizens from climate change?

On August 10, homes, buildings and the harbor in Lahaina are burned to the ground after wildfires swept through Maui.

How Swaths of Invasive Grass Made Maui's Fires So Devastating

Scientists have long warned that Hawaii's cover of nonnative shrubs is kindling waiting to burn

A house collapses into the Mendenhall River.

Two Buildings Collapse, Others Damaged in Record-Setting Glacial Floods in Alaska

Floodwaters discharged from a basin behind Mendenhall Glacier at about 25,000 cubic feet per second, shocking meteorologists

Satellite imagery shows the destruction wildfires have caused in the town of Lahaina on the island of Maui.

Deadly Maui Wildfires Raze Landscape, Destroy Historic Coastal Town

At least 36 people have been reported dead and thousands were displaced by the fast-moving flames that ignited on Tuesday

Engineers work outside the structure where the array of lasers at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory are focused.

Scientists Repeat Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough in a Step Toward More Clean Energy

Still, nuclear fusion power plants are likely decades away and may come too late to play a role in addressing climate change

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Swiss Seniors Are Suing Over Climate Change's Threat to Their Health

Amid record-setting heat, the group of women argue that their government's failure to cut fossil fuel emissions has violated their human rights

Waves along Californa's Central Coast are now a foot taller than they were before 1970.

California’s Waves Are Getting Bigger With Climate Change

Storms that produce massive swells are also occurring more frequently as the planet warms, a new study suggests

Kakadu peaches, like these harvested in Murdudjurl country in Kakadu National Park, are earthy with botanical notes.

The Next Superfoods May Come From Australia

But Indigenous people—who stand to benefit the most from the commercialization of “bush tucker”—represent only 1 percent of the industry

Phoenix, Arizona recorded temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit and above for 31 days in a row.

July Was Likely Earth's Hottest Month on Record

With El Niño and human-caused climate change expected to bring more heat in the future, scientists say July's extreme temperatures could soon be surpassed

An aerial view of the city's canal system taken in 2012

UNESCO Recommends Adding Venice to List of World Heritage in Danger

Throngs of tourists and rising water levels are threatening to overwhelm the historic city

Mountaineers came upon the gear and remains of a hiker missing since 1986 last month.

Melting Swiss Glacier Reveals Remains of Climber Who Disappeared in 1986

As climate change warms the planet, more discoveries of human remains and objects in ice are expected to occur

A diver swims around a coral reef in Key West, Florida, on July 14, 2023. Coral reefs in the Florida Keys are at risk of bleaching and death because of very hot water temperatures this summer.

Water Temperatures Hit 'Hot Tub' Levels in the Florida Keys

A buoy in Manatee Bay recorded 101.1 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday evening, as coral reefs suffer

Researchers say that as climate change melts ice in Greenland, the influx of cool freshwater could weaken a network of ocean currents that affects Earth's weather.

A Vital Ocean Current System Could Collapse as Soon as 2025, Study Predicts

Climate change could halt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation sooner than thought, per a new paper, but some scientists are skeptical

Flames reach the Greek village of Gennadi, where residents stand on roofs to try to save their homes with water hoses.

Greece Is on Fire, Forcing Its Largest-Ever Evacuation From Flames

Blazes on three popular vacation islands have led thousands of people to flee the area amid a massive heat wave

Belugas head to Hudson Bay in the summer in droves to eat, molt and give birth.

Watch Tens of Thousands of Beluga Whales Migrate With These Live Streams

The marine mammals are gathering in Canada's Hudson Bay and Churchill River—and their journey is a reminder of sea ice's importance

Alessandro Rotta Loria and a student in his lab walk through a train tunnel beneath the Chicago Loop.

Chicago May Be Slowly Sinking Because of 'Underground Climate Change'

The ground beneath the Windy City is shifting as heat escapes from buildings and transit systems, posing a threat to infrastructure, a study finds

The sun sets during a record heat wave in Tempe, Arizona, on July 18, 2023.

From Japan to Louisiana to Rome, Here Are Ten Heat Records Earth Has Broken Since June

As the planet clocks the warmest June ever, here's a list of temperature marks that fell this summer

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