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Study Finds Climate Change Has Touched Most of the World

Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new research finds. In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists analyzed weather stations worldwide and calculated that in 85 percent of the cases, …

Below-Average Wildfire Season Expected in Colorado

Colorado is in store for an average to slightly below-average wildfire season this year, despite dry conditions and early outbreaks on the eastern plains, officials said Friday. “But the fires will occur,” said Michael Morgan, the director of state Division …

Thinning Forests to Reduce Fire Risk

To restore a forest and reduce the risk of severe wildfires, a conservation group is cutting down trees. But it’s not a typical commercial logging operation. The Nature Conservancy is selectively logging dry forests in Washington’s Central Cascades as part …

Arctic Sea Ice Continues to Melt as Temperatures Rise

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world. The extent of floating ice in the Arctic hit a new low …

More Extreme Weather Expected in 2017

Unusually warm weather in the Arctic is helping shift weather patterns this year from North America to the Middle East, after global warming shattered records in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Rising ocean temperatures that are melting polar …

NOAA Says Climate Change Aided Warmer Than Normal February

A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn’t quite beat 1954 for the warmest February on record, climate scientists said. The average temperature last month was 41.2 degrees …

U.S. and Canadian Scientists to Study Cross-Border Flooding

U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying …

Study Finds Most Wildfires Caused by People

People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the East and last longer in the West, a new study …

Study Warns on Cumulative Effect of Nuisance Flooding

Climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. According to researchers at the University of California, …

California Storms Reveal Sea Level Rise Damage to Roads, Cities

Ocean rise already is worsening the floods and high tides sweeping California this stormy winter, climate experts say, and this month’s damage and deaths highlight that even a state known as a global leader in fighting climate change has yet …