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Extreme Wildfires Are Here to Stay – and Multiply

LONDON —Indonesia’s peatlands, California’s forests, and, now, vast swathes of Argentine wetland have all been ravaged by extreme wildfires, heralding a fiery future and the dire need to prevent it. With climate change triggering droughts and farmers clearing forests, the …

US Crop Insurance Payouts Rise Sharply as Climate Change Worsens Droughts, Floods

Insurance payments to U.S. farmers for crops lost to droughts and flooding have risen more than threefold over the past 25 years, according to an analysis of federal data by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released on Thursday. The report …

Once-in-50-Year Heat Waves Now Happening Every Decade – U.N. Climate Report

Extreme heat waves that previously only struck once every 50 years are now expected to happen once per decade because of global warming, while downpours and droughts have also become more frequent, a UN climate science report said on Monday. …

This Year’s Summer of Climate Extremes Hits Wealthier Places

As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021’s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such as the United States, …

Revamped EPA Website Shows Increased Climate Change Risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a gap of more than four years, the Environmental Protection Agency is relaunching a website highlighting evidence of climate change in the United States, including rising temperatures, increased ocean acidity, sea level rise, river flooding, droughts, …

Dust Storms and Wildfires Predicted in Eastern Washington

The state is warning that Eastern Washington faces a run of dust storms and wildfires in coming months, thanks to a looming drought. The Department of Ecology says the same conditions that set the stage for a drought – above-average …