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Fires Without Precedent Rage in Usually Cool, Wet Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Numerous wildfires burned in Oregon’s forested valleys and along the coast, destroying hundreds of homes and causing mass evacuations. Farther north, flames devoured buildings and huge tracts of land in Washington state. Officials said the number …

The Arctic is on Fire: Siberian Heat Wave Alarms Scientists

MOSCOW — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees …

Study Finds Greenhouse Gases to Billow on Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Boom

HOUSTON, Jan 14 — A multi-billion dollar boom in petrochemical plants proposed along the U.S. Gulf Coast could pump as much greenhouse gas into the air as 131 coal-fired power plants by 2030, according to a study released on Tuesday …

‘Changing Climate’ Intensifying Disasters Per Texas Report

Powerful natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey‘s deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new report Thursday ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a state where skepticism …

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Help Thwart Threat From Rising Seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the …

Quick-Melting Arctic Sign of Bad Global Warming

One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it’s melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. The northern polar region is heating up …

Poll: Americans Willing to Pay Slightly More to Combat Global Warming

Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming – but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll. Still, environmental policy experts hail that as a hopeful sign. Seventy-one percent want the …

Early Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Has Researchers Concerned

Greenland’s massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early thanks to a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say. While this record early melt is mostly from natural weather on top of overall global warming, …

Federal Task Force to Review Massive California Natural Gas Leak

A new U.S. government task force will look into the country’s biggest ever accidental release of methane, which occurred over several months in Los Angeles, California, hoping to prevent future leaks of the potent greenhouse gas from storage wells, the …

Global Warming Blamed for 75% of Very Hot Days

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man’s effects on climate. And as climate change worsens around mid-century, …