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Advocacy group Climate Power is committing $80 million in advertising to call attention to President Joe Bidens climate and environment agenda ahead of the 2024 election, the group announced Monday. The ad campaign broadly aims to inform voters about the presidents wide-ranging c...

Hops in major beer-producing European countries like Germany, Czech Republic and Slovenia are ripening earlier and producing less since 1994, scientists found. And, perhaps most alarmingly for the IPA lovers of the world, they are starting to lose their critical bitter component....

More than 43 million children have been driven from their homes by floods, storms, droughts and wildfires over the six years between 2016 and 2021, according to new data from UNICEF. That works out to 20,000 children displaced every single day due to extreme weather fueled by cli...

Pope Francis has made his strongest statement yet on the accelerating climate crisis, pinning blame on big industries and world leaders as well as irresponsible Western lifestyles, in a blistering statement on Wednesday. Our responses have not been adequate, while the world in wh...

As the world rapidly urbanizes, the amount of building in flood-prone areas is soaring, according to new research, sparking concerns about peoples vulnerability to disasters as the climate crisis escalates. Between 1985 and 2015, the number of settlements from small villages to ...

Climate researcher Dr. Gianluca Grimalda says that he risks losing his post at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany for refusing to use a plane as a means of transport back from Papua New Guinea. Grimalda plans to return to Germany from his research trip without fl...

More than 1,000 people have died from dengue in Bangladeshs worst outbreak on record, official data shows, with rising temperatures due to the climate crisis driving the ongoing spread as more cases are reported away from dense urban centers for the first time. Since January, 1,0...

The British government approved the development of a huge oil and gas field in the North Sea Wednesday, sealing its commitment to keep producing fossil fuels for decades to come. The Rosebank field, situated northwest of Shetland in Scotland and majority-owned by Norwegian state-...

Until recently, the upscale homes of the Redhill Peninsula seemed like an oasis for rich Hong Kongers aspiring to a tranquil lifestyle in an otherwise notoriously cramped metropolis of 7.5 million. Its cliffside location and unobstructed views of the South China Sea made for grea...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday shared a vision for Americas energy sector, leading with a pledge to unravel President Joe Bidens ongoing efforts to fight climate change while dismissing threats from intensifying weather events as fear tactics. Speaking in Midland, Texas, ...

During this summer of dangerous, record-shattering heat almost no one on Earth escaped climate change-fueled temperatures, a new analysis has found. Researchers from climate research group Climate Central mapped the influence of climate change on temperatures in more than 200 cou...

As heat waves continue to bake parts of the world, scientists are reporting that this blistering, deadly summer was the hottest on record and by a significant margin. June to August was the planets warmest such period since records began in 1940, according to data from the Europ...

As Texas baked in record-breaking heat this summer and a growing drought pushed water levels down, a group of volunteers uncovered something sort of magnificent: new giant dinosaur tracks that are believed to be from around 110 million years ago. Paul Baker, the retail manager at...

When torrential rainfall in August 2022 pushed the Pearl River in Mississippi to surge well beyond its banks, floodwaters spilled into the suburbs of Jackson and led an already-hobbled water treatment plant to fail. It was the final stroke in what experts described as a yearslong...

A large wildfire burning across 500 acres in Huntsville, Texas, forced some parts of the city to evacuate Friday, as forecasters are predicting extremely hot weather to persist over Labor Day weekend. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire, named the Game Preserve Fi...

Scientists say they have found a link between human-related greenhouse gas emissions and polar bear reproduction and survival rates for the first time in a new study, potentially overcoming a barrier to protecting the species. Polar bears live in 19 populations across the Arctic ...

Hurricane Idalia caused billions of dollars in damage, but the price tag wont be nearly as high as other major hurricanes, Moodys Analytics said Thursday. According to preliminary cost estimates from Moodys, Hurricane Idalia caused between $12 billion and $20 billion in damage an...

The US Department of Energy said Thursday it plans to fuel the auto industrys transition to electric vehicles with $12 billion in loans and grants. Hard on the heels of President Joe Bidens goal to spur the sale of EVs in the United States, the Energy Department will provide $2 b...

President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged enduring support for Americans affected by Hurricane Idalia and the Hawaii wildfires while making clear hes ready to blame congressional Republicans if there isnt enough funding for the response to a confluence of natural disasters. Biden ...

Satish Kumar sits in front of his submerged rice paddy in Indias Haryana state, looking despairingly at his ruined crops. Ive suffered a tremendous loss, said the third generation farmer, who relies solely on growing the grain to feed his young family. I will not be able to grow ...

In a record-breaking year of disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is announcing nearly $3 billion Monday for communities to build resiliency against climate change-fueled extreme weather. The new money, which will come from Congresss bipartisan infrastructure law pa...

The forecast for Idalia is alarming: a so-called rapid intensification as it tracks through the Gulf of Mexico, tapping into some of the warmest waters on the planet ahead of making landfall in Florida this week. If it does so, it would join a growing list of devastating storms l...

In Agia Paraskevi, one of the villages dotted around Mount Panitha, just 15 miles north of Greeces capital, Athens, we found a familiar sight: a woman standing in front of a burned house, its black, skeletal roof beams reaching imploringly into the smoldering sky as if begging fo...

The French government and the European Union will spend 200 million euros ($215 million) to help the countrys wine producers, who are struggling to cope with falling prices and waning demand. The French Ministry of Agriculture had initially allocated 160 million euros ($173 milli...

During this weeks Republican primary debate on Fox News, a young voter notably asked about the climate crisis: How would these presidential candidates assuage concerns that the Republican Party doesnt care about the issue? The question was all but unavoidable after weeks of extre...

Thousands of heat records broken. Oceans at hot tub levels. Mass coral bleaching. Extraordinary wildfires. Earths hottest month on record. It has been a summer of unprecedented heat across the globe, the alarming effect of a rapidly warming world kindled by fossil fuels. But desp...

The world is facing an unprecedented water crisis driven by soaring demand and the accelerating climate crisis, according to a new report. A quarter of the worlds population currently faces extremely high water stress each year, with an additional 1 billion people expected to be ...

Vice President Kamala Harris had some words of advice for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan last year after Congress passed the Biden administrations sweeping health care, tax, and climate law. It is disadvantaged and low-income communities that are on t...

Yet another record has fallen in this summers extreme-weather epicenter of Phoenix, but this one is doing more than fueling the heat its a sign of a much more widespread issue developing in the Southwest. Phoenix is experiencing its driest start to summer after recording no meas...

Federal officials are easing water restrictions on the Colorado River next year, an incredible improvement after above-average winter snowpack helped shore up plummeting water levels at the nations two largest reservoirs. The US Bureau of Reclamation on Tuesday announced Lake Mea...

Fresh off a phenomenal winter snowpack, water levels on the Colorado River are going up for the first time in years. As a result, federal officials will announce this week that they are easing water restrictions in the Southwest starting next year, three sources familiar with the...

A year after Democrats passed their sweeping $750 billion climate and health care law, its leading to a surge of clean energy projects and job creation, according to a recent Bank of America report. More than 270 new clean energy projects have been announced since the passage of ...

A Montana judge handed a significant victory on Monday to more than a dozen young plaintiffs in the nations first constitutional climate trial, as extreme weather becomes more deadly and scientists warn the climate crisis is eroding our environment and natural resources. In a cas...

A bedrock federal law designed to protect the environment and empower local communities is being weaponized to block progress on climate change, infrastructure and housing. The battle over New York Citys landmark congestion price plan is the latest example. After more than 50 yea...

European officials took some small comfort when China attended a summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last weekend. The meeting aimed to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine. While Beijing didnt budge from its stated position of impartiality, Chinas mere presence at a m...

One of Chinas biggest property developers says it has burned through up to $7.6 billion in the first half of the year, compounding the crisis coursing through the countrys embattled real estate sector. Country Garden warned investors in a Hong Kong stock exchange filing Thursday ...

When Hawaii officials released a report last year ranking the natural disasters most likely to threaten state residents, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic hazards featured prominently. Near the bottom of a color-coded chart, the state emergency management agency described the ri...

The wind-whipped fires in Maui spread swiftly and created a deadly tinderbox, overwhelming residents and local officials in one of the nations deadliest wildfires. Its very strange to hear about severe wildfires in Hawaii a wet, tropical island but strange events are becoming m...

Record-high ocean temperatures are setting the stage for an active Atlantic hurricane season with explosive tropical development, but just one thing is missing: storms. There have been no tropical storms in the Atlantic basin in nearly a month, and none so far this year have come...

The US intelligence community is ramping up its focus on the dizzying and complex array of amorphous challenges that respect no global borders: Supply chain disruptions, pandemics, extreme weather events fueled by climate change and narcotics trafficking, among others. In a natio...

President Joe Biden incorrectly claimed in an interview with The Weather Channel that he has already declared a national emergency on the climate crisis. Ive already done that, Biden said when asked whether he intends to do declare a climate emergency. Weve conserved more land, w...

President Joe Biden is traveling west this week on a mission to ramp up excitement for an agenda that so far is yielding little political upside. The four-day swing, focused on the economy and climate, is part of a broader effort by the White House to better translate Bidens ac...

Climate change-fueled extreme heat will significantly increase the risk of heat-related illness for the millions of people who visit Grand Canyon National Park each year, a new National Park Service study found. Researchers used visitation, heat-related illness, temperature and h...

The wildfires that ripped through Hawaii on Tuesday and Wednesday are unnerving, and comparable to the landscape-altering wildfires that are common in the West, said Erica Fleishman, director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University. But Fleishma...

The world got its first preview last month of what summer will be like at 1.5 degrees of global warming a threshold that scientists warn the planet should stay under, yet one that it has flown increasingly close to in recent years. The average global temperature in July, the hot...

Extreme heat is far deadlier than other natural disasters, killing on average more than twice as many people each year as hurricanes and tornadoes combined, according to data tracked by the National Weather Service. Despite this, heat isnt on the list of disasters eligible for as...

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday outlined his energy policy plan with the goal to overtake China as the worlds top energy producer by 2040. The Republican presidential candidates energy proposal includes allowing new drilling on federal lands, cutting permitting time i...

Extreme heat in the US has killed at least 147 people in just five counties, medical examiners report a mere snapshot of the fatal toll this searing summer is taking. And experts say that estimate is likely far lower than the actual number of lives lost to the excruciating heat....

Days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in Chinas leading grain-producing region in the northeast, killing 14 people and raising concerns about food security as floodwater inundated farmlands. Torrential rains brought by the aftermath of Typhoon Doksuri have battered north...

Nearly half a billion children in South Asia are exposed to extreme high temperatures as life-threatening heat waves caused by the climate crisis become stronger and more frequent, according to the United Nations childrens agency. In a news release Monday, UNICEF said its analysi...

A slew of new bills signed into law by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has draped the Sunshine State in controversy, spurring protests, lawsuits and travel advisories warning the state is openly hostile toward people of color, immigrants, women and LGBTQ+ community members. ...

The temperature of the planets oceans rose to new heights this week, setting a new record with no sign of cooling down. The average global ocean surface temperature hit 20.96 degrees Celsius (69.7 Fahrenheit) at the end of July, according to modern data from the European Unions C...

More than a million people have been forced from their homes by the remnants of a storm in Chinas northeastern Hebei province, according to state media, as officials warned it could take a month for the waters to recede in some areas. Typhoon Doksuri slammed into southeastern Chi...

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 66% last month compared to July 2022 and is now at its lowest rate in six years, according to preliminary data released by Brazils National Institute for Space Research (INPE) on Thursday. Nearly 500 square kilometers (193 square mile...

Parts of South America are sweltering under abnormally hot temperatures despite being in the depths of winter as the combination of human-caused climate change and the arrival of El Nino feed into extreme winter heat. Southern Cone countries including Chile and Argentina have e...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has canceled an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival after accusing one of the festivals main sponsors of greenwashing. Thunberg announced her decision to pull out of the event in a statement shared by the festival on Friday, out...

Five people were arrested after climate activists draped black cloth over British Prime Minister Rishi Sunaks private mansion on Thursday, in a protest against his policy to max out the UKs oil and gas resources in the North Sea. The demonstrators, from the environmental group Gr...

As an extreme drought grips Mexico, leading to crop losses, a lack of water and higher food prices, the government is trying to bring desperately-needed rain by turning to a controversial technology: cloud seeding. In July, the country kicked off the latest phase of a cloud seedi...

Iran has announced that Wednesday and Thursday will be public holidays because of unprecedented heat and told the elderly and people with health conditions to stay indoors, Iranian state media reported. Many cities in southern Iran have already suffered from days of exceptional h...

Rising temperatures have sucked more than 10 trillion gallons of water out of the Colorado River Basin between 2000 and 2021 a volume about the size of Lake Mead according to a recent study. Researchers at UCLA found the human-caused climate crisis is contributing significantly...

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided not to add the Great Barrier Reef to its list of sites in danger, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that suggests its at risk of another mass bleaching this coming summer and scientists are questioning why. At its meeting in...

Less than two years ago, Britain was championing itself as a global leader in the fight against the climate crisis. At the pivotal COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson rallied world leaders to find agreement on a historic resolution acknowledging...

Deadly downpours have triggered landslides and floods that swept away cars and destroyed roads in Beijing, as the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri unleashed the heaviest deluge in a decade over parts of northern China. Two days of rainfall have overwhelmed riverbeds around the western...

The UK government has announced plans to allow a big expansion of drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea in a move that environmental activists have described as a taking a wrecking ball to the countrys climate commitments. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Monday that he hoped ...

As the Northern Hemisphere swelters under a record-breaking summer heat wave, much further south, in the depths of winter, another terrifying climate record is being broken. Antarctic sea ice has fallen to unprecedented lows for this time of year. Every year, Antarctic sea ice sh...

As the planets hottest month on record comes to a close, 70 million people are under heat alerts in the US, where areas in the southern plains and Southeast could see record-setting highs of 115 degrees or more. While the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will get some relief Sunday, he...

Deadly heatwaves are baking the US. Scientists just reported that July will be the hottest month on record. And now, after years of skepticism and denial in the GOP ranks, a small number of Republicans are urging their party to get proactive on the climate crisis. But the GOP is ...

Heres a hot take on the summer of 2023: The climate you grew up in is gone, replaced by something new and changing, but also inalterably different where the Atlantic Ocean can reach hot-tub temperature, heat is a recurring public health concern and people will have to adapt thei...

The brunt of extreme heat that has been choking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions this week is expected to end late Saturday, but many in the southern US are set to endure suffocating temperatures for a few more days as heat-related deaths rise. More than 100 million people ...

Scorching temperatures peaked for most of the Midwest on Friday, but the Northeast will have to wait until Sunday for temperatures to return to normal. This comes as the Southwest has been suffering for weeks and has had to take grim steps to deal with the rising human cost of a ...

Sharks have been made villains in most stories, whether its fact or fiction. But as the planets climate and oceans rapidly change, these boneless, aquatic, apex predators are also misunderstood victims under severe environmental pressure yet historically capable of incredible ad...

A vital system of ocean currents could collapse within a few decades if the world continues to pump out planet-heating pollution, scientists are warning an event that would be catastrophic for global weather and affect every person on the planet. A new study published Tuesday in...

Extreme heat waves across three continents this month were made significantly more likely by the human-caused climate crisis, according to a new analysis released Tuesday as temperatures are still blazing in parts of the Northern Hemisphere. The heat hell searing parts of the Uni...

Extreme heat appears to be killing people in Americas national parks at an alarming pace this year, highlighting both its severity and the changing calculus of personal risk in the countrys natural places as climate change fuels more weather extremes. More people are suspected to...

A large wildfire tearing through the Greek island of Rhodes forced thousands of tourists to flee their hotels in what Greek officials said was the largest evacuation effort in the countrys history. Fires are also burning on the islands of Corfu and Evia, with Greek emergency serv...

Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Gerome Sutton looked forward all week for his chance to swim at Algonquin Park pool on the weekend. It was like Christmas in the summer time, said Sutton, now 66 and a local minister. It was the best time of the week. Louisvilles public parks w...

As swaths of southern Europe continue to swelter under a deadly heat wave, for many outdoor workers, its turning into a brutal endurance test. In some cities, workers are walking off jobs or threatening to if more is not done to protect them and make working conditions more bea...

A record heat wave stretching from California to Florida has caused dozens of deaths, filled some hospitals to pandemic levels and prompted government warnings about avoiding extended exposure to heat. But the federal agency charged with protecting you on the job can do little or...

Spain and Italy may still be among the most popular destinations for Europeans to take their vacations, but there are signs scorching weather in southern Europe has started to change travelers calculations on where to go in the future. According to the European Travel Commission,...

As millions bake under a relentless heat wave in the South and Southwest US and as temperatures soar around the Northern Hemisphere NASA scientists warned Thursday that we havent even seen the worst of El Nino and next year will likely be even warmer for the planet. Climate cha...

Extreme heat in the summer has become Americas brutal new reality. But local, state and federal aid programs and infrastructure to help people cool down havent kept up with the countrys record-shattering temperatures. Climate, energy and urban researchers are urging policymakers ...

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is playing out like an apocalypse movie: a tale of heat, floods and fire. But scientists warn this may only be a preview of the unpredictable chaos to come if the world continues to pump out planet-heating pollution. Just over halfway through Jul...

Ancient Buddhist murals and statues in caves along Chinas Silk Road are under direct threat from extreme rainfall brought by climate change, researchers have found. Dating back to the 4th century, the Dunhuang cave temples in the northwestern province of Gansu have withstood wars...

Devastating floods causing havoc across northern India have reached the iconic Taj Mahal in a rare event that experts warn could become a regular occurrence as the climate crisis brings ever more extreme weather. Floodwaters from the Yamuna River lapped at the compound walls of t...

The worlds largest and most populous continent is reckoning with the deadly effects of extreme summer weather, as countries endure blistering heatwaves and record monsoon rainfall, with governments warning residents to prepare for more to come. This month torrential rains inundat...

Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly on Sunday leaned into his experience as an astronaut to call for climate crisis action amid a blistering heatwave across the United States, including his home state of Arizona. When I went into space four times, I mean, I could see how thin the atmosphe...

As John Kerry arrived in Beijing Sunday for a long-awaited trip to restart climate negotiations, the US climate envoy stepped off the plane into one of the hottest summers ever recorded in the Chinese capital. Since 1951, Beijing has seen temperatures breaching 104 degrees Fahren...

More than 85 million people remained under heat alerts Saturday as the weekslong heat wave continues and intensifies in the Southwest. Dangerously high temperatures will continue to plague the Western United States throughout the weekend, with temperatures growing hotter in the S...

Midsummer is the peak of juicy peach season in the state of Georgia. But, recently, the Peach Cobbler Factory in Atlanta ran out of peaches and was forced to pivot to... apple cobbler. The Peach State lost more than 90% of this years crop after a February heat wave followed by tw...

A blistering and deadly heat wave is sweeping Europe, potentially bringing record-breaking temperatures and raising serious concerns about the impacts on peoples health, especially as the continent welcomes an influx of tourists. Parts of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Italy ...

An already dangerous weekslong heat wave will only worsen this weekend as a heat dome intensifies and reaches peak strength over parts of the Western United States. The heat dome is so formidable the National Weather Service in Phoenix called it one of the strongest high pressure...

El Nino is a climate pattern that originates in the Pacific Ocean along the equator and impacts weather all over the world. Warm water normally is confined to the western Pacific by winds that blow from east to west, pushing it toward Indonesia and Australia. But during an El Nin...

The color of the ocean has changed significantly over the last 20 years and human-caused climate change is likely responsible, according to a new study. More than 56% of the worlds oceans have changed color to an extent that cannot be explained by natural variability, said a team...

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of legally binding targets to protect and restore nature in the European Union, despite strong opposition from some policymakers. The flagship EU nature law will also require countries to introduce measures to restore nature on ...

A sudden marine heat wave off the coast of Florida has surprised scientists and sent water temperatures soaring to unprecedented highs, threatening one of the most severe coral bleaching events the state has ever seen. Sea surface temperatures around Florida have reached the high...

A blistering and deadly heat wave in Italy this week could break records, with temperatures predicted to soar past 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country. The Italian Meteorological Society has named the heat wave Cerberus after the three-headed monster ...

A perfect storm is unfolding this summer, one climate scientist told CNN, as atmospheric ingredients combine to create deadly flooding in the Northeast US and record-breaking heat in the Southwest US and around the world. Deadly flooding inundated parts of the Northeast, trapping...

US climate envoy John Kerry is set to travel to Beijing this weekend for climate talks with his Chinese counterparts, a Biden administration official told CNN. The meeting comes as the US and China seek ways to work together on the climate crisis a topic of top concern for both ...

Heavy rainfall in southwestern Japan has caused devastating flooding and mudslides that have left at least six people dead, five missing and 19 injured, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency on Tuesday. Four people died in Japans Kyushu region and two people in the...

Nearly 62,000 people died heat-related deaths last year during Europes hottest summer on record, a new study has found more heartbreaking evidence that heat is a silent killer, and its victims are vastly under-counted. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, ...

Phoenix is supposed to be hot, but the severity of the upcoming heat wave will bring a level of heat that will test even heat-hardy places and do so for longer durations than have ever been observed before. The heat is hitting South Texas, South Florida and the Southwest US the h...

Heavy rains brought deadly floods to northern India on the weekend as the countrys capital marked its wettest July day in more than 40 years, according to authorities and local reports. The rains triggered flash floods and landslides, resulting in the deaths of at least 22 people...

Human-caused climate change has already made heat waves around the world more frequent and intense. Scientists who study the role of global warming on weather say that every heat wave today bears the fingerprints of the climate crisis. Climate change, driven primarily by humans b...

The world is blasting through climate records as scientists sound the alarm: The likelihood is growing that 2023 could be the hottest year on record, and the climate crisis could be altering our weather in ways they dont yet understand. And they are not holding back extraordinar...

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged China on Saturday to combat the existential threat of climate change by supporting international funds intended to help developing countries confront the crisis. On the second full day of her visit to Beijing, Yellen said the United States...

Beijings temperature soared past 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) again Thursday, as the Chinese capital grapples with what is shaping up to be one the most severe heat waves on record. Since 1951, Beijing has seen temperatures rising above 40C (104F) on 11 days and f...

The shipping industry has agreed a climate pledge to reduce its planet-heating pollution to net zero by or around 2050. While the agreement, published on Friday, marks an increased climate ambition from a hugely polluting industry, experts have slammed the deal as woefully inadeq...

The planets temperature soared again on Thursday to levels not seen in the modern record-keeping era, marking the fourth straight day of record temperatures. These alarming new records are likely the highest temperatures in at least 100,000 years, one scientist told CNN. The glob...

The cellphone in your hand; the shoes on your feet; the chair youre sitting on theres a good chance these made their way to you on one of the gigantic cargo ships that criss-cross the worlds oceans every day. The shipping industry is a behemoth, transporting more than 80% of the...

Earths temperature was off the charts last month as an extreme heat wave scorched the Southern US and Mexico and ocean warmth soared to alarming levels, a new report shows. The analysis from the European Unions Copernicus Climate Change Service found that last month was the plane...

Climate change combined with this years El Nino set a new world record for worldwide heat on Tuesday 62.92 degrees Fahrenheit or 17.18 degrees Celsius. The low 60s may not sound that hot to anyone sweating through a summer heat wave, but the figure is almost a full degree Celsiu...

This week saw the hottest global temperature ever recorded, according to data from two climate tracking agencies that covers multiple decades. On Monday, the average global temperature reached 17.01 degrees Celsius (62.62 Fahrenheit), the highest in the US National Centers for En...

Governments must prepare for more extreme weather events and record temperatures in the coming months, the World Meteorological Organization warned Tuesday, as it declared the onset of the warming phenomenon El Nino. El Nino is a natural climate pattern in the tropical Pacific Oc...

Climate activists have targeted 10 golf courses around Spain, plugging up holes to protest the amount of water used to maintain these courses as the country is gripped by a severe drought. Members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Spain, along with activists from other climate groups,...

China has registered the highest number of hot days over six months since records began, according to authorities, as the country confronts another record-breaking summer of blistering heat. In the first half of this year, China saw an average of 4.1 high temperature days where t...

In a world suddenly brimming with potential solutions for the climate crisis, it sounds like clickbait: How this one weird cow trick can improve soil, water, wildlife, and farmer wealth while pulling tons of planet-cooking carbon from the sky. With methane burping out of their 4 ...

Fire threats and environmental concerns have prompted some US cities to forego traditional Fourth of July fireworks in favor of spectacular drone light shows this year. Salt Lake City, Utah, tried out the alternative way of celebrating Independence Day on Saturday with its first-...

On June 6, Ukraine suffered an environmental catastrophe. The collapse of the Kakhovka dam in the south of the country sent water thundering downstream, killing more than 100 people according to Ukrainian officials. It wiped out villages, flooded farmland and nature reserves, and...

Another wave of wildfire smoke has drifted into the US, dimming blue summer skies and igniting troubling concerns regarding the increasing frequency of fires, and what they have to do with climate change. More than 100 million people are under air quality alerts from Wisconsin to...

A heat wave in parts of the South and Mississippi Valley is peaking and a new one is building in the West on Friday, putting more than 70 million people in those areas under heat alerts ahead of the holiday weekend. More dangerous severe thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain alon...

Summers are getting hotter than ever, shattering all-time high temperature records, straining the energy grid and damaging critical infrastructure. Heat waves also are coming to include another increasingly dangerous element: overnight temperatures that dont cool down enough to o...

Hundreds of thousands of people who expected to travel this week found themselves frustratingly stationary stuck in an airport, far from home, with few good options but to wait. And wait. It started with severe storms on Sunday and got worse as airlines struggled to rebook custo...

There are very few winners in the climate crisis, but scientists are pretty sure theres going to be at least one: Mosquitoes. These insects annoying at best, deadly at worst thrive in warmth and humidity. As climate change ushers in more frequent and more severe heat waves, as ...

Dangerous air quality and hazy skies persist as smoke from Canadas raging wildfires drifts south, leaving more than 100 million people under air quality alerts across a dozen states from Minnesota to New York and down to the Carolinas. By 6 p.m. Thursday, Detroit topped the list ...

Earlier this month, scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed that the climate event known as El Nino has officially emerged for the first time in more than four years, and its expected to be strong this time around. The phenomenon gene...

At least 112 people have died in Mexico as a result of natural extreme temperatures since March, according to the countrys health secretariat. The Mexican state of Nuevo Leon was hardest hit, with 64 deaths confirmed, according to the report. Dozens of deaths were also reported a...

A brutal heat wave is expanding across Texas and the South this week, impacting millions of Americans with triple-digit temperatures and extreme humidity that is cranking up the heat index, making it feel hotter than 110 degrees in some of the regions most populous cities. But fo...

The destruction of the worlds rainforests ramped up last year, despite global pledges to end deforestation by 2030, according to a new report. An area of tropical forest the size of Switzerland was lost in 2022, as forest destruction rose by 10% compared to the previous year, acc...

Heavy showers blanketed northern India over the weekend, offering some much needed respite from a blistering heatwave that ravaged the region. But with mercury levels expected to remain high in other areas, the soaring heat has highlighted how millions in the worlds most populous...

Last year may have seen a record growth of wind and solar power but planet-heating fossil fuels continued to provide most of the worlds energy, according to a new analysis. Oil, coal and gas made up 82% of global energy consumption last year, according to the Statistical Review o...

A critical federal analysis of extreme rainfall is vastly underestimating the chances of flood events, with grave implications for everything from new roads and bridges to the rising cost of flood insurance, according to a new analysis. Intense rain events, like atmospheric river...

Summer is notorious for producing punishing heat waves, often referred to as heat domes. A heat dome occurs when a ridge of high pressure builds over an area and doesnt move for up to a week or more. High pressure results in fair weather with lots of sunshine and very few clouds....

Uruguay, grappling with a multi-year drought and high temperatures, is running dry. The situation has become so bad that residents are being forced to drink salty tap water and workers are drilling wells in the center of the capital to reach the water beneath the ground. On Monda...

Nearly three years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin stood by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in his hour of need, backing Europes longest-running dictator as he faced a wave of street protests. Now Lukashenko appears to have come through for Putin, if we are to bel...

People in Utah have been seeing snow on the ground tinged with a red and pinkish hue. Its certainly pretty to look at, but whats behind the natural phenomenon thats nicknamed watermelon snow? Experts say its a normal occurrence that appears across mountainous locations all over t...

After the pandemic and war in Ukraine, and the inflation shock that followed, the global economy is in a precarious state. The last thing it needs right now is another nasty surprise. Thats what it nearly got at the weekend as disaffected Russian mercenaries marched toward Moscow...

In the end, the uprising was short-lived. But for a brief and chaotic 36 hours, Russian President Vladimir Putins grip on power appeared to be under serious threat, as thousands of Wagner fighters led by warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin closed in on the countrys capital. With the privat...

Climate change may have stimulated a plankton bloom that caused thousands of dead fish to wash up along a roughly 4 kilometer (2.5 mile) stretch of beach in Thailands southern Chumphon province on Thursday, an expert said. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, deputy dean of the Faculty of Fis...

Beijings temperature soared above 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 degrees Fahrenheit) Thursday, setting a new record for the capitals hottest day in June, as millions across heavily populated northeast China endure heat wave conditions forecast to stretch into the weekend. Thursdays hi...

Chris Gloninger spent the last 18 years breaking down Iowas latest local weather news. This week, he is making the news. After spending the last two years as chief meteorologist at Des Moines news station KCCI, a CNN affiliate, Gloninger announced Wednesday he is resigning as one...

Democratic institutions in the United States and around the world have grown creaky, former President Barack Obama warned in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday, and it remains incumbent on American leaders to find ways to sustain them into the future. He told CNN Chief Internati...

For more than four decades, the US government has been paying cities and states to move homeowners away from areas that are at high risk of severe flooding. When a hurricane or major flooding event devastates an area, a neighborhood can send a request for the local or state gover...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a broad, open-ended plan for regulating artificial intelligence on Wednesday, describing AI as an unprecedented challenge for Congress that effectively has policymakers starting from scratch. The plan, Schumer said at a speech in Was...

The worlds highest peaks are at risk of losing up to 80% of their volume by the end of the century with profound consequences for millions of people under worst case climate scenarios, international scientists in Nepal warned in a new report. The report, published Tuesday by the ...

Temperatures in parts of the North Atlantic Ocean are soaring off the charts, with an exceptional marine heat wave happening off the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland, sparking concerns about impacts on marine life. Parts of the North Sea are experiencing a category 4 mari...

Officials in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are investigating the deaths of at least 68 people in the district of Ballia between Thursday and Sunday as temperatures soar in northern and eastern parts of the country. The surge in deaths this months follows a warning fr...

Swiss voters have approved a new law to cut the use of fossil fuels and significantly reduce levels of planet-heating pollution, as the country faces alarming levels of glacier melt. The law, which was approved by just over 59% of voters during a referendum held on Sunday, requir...

The climate crisis is taking an enormous toll on Europe, which was ravaged by extreme heat, drought, wildfires and glacier melt last year, a new analysis has concluded. A joint report by the World Meteorological Organization and the European Unions Copernicus Climate Change Servi...

President Joe Biden on Monday touted his administrations record on climate change, which he called the most aggressive climate action ever, while hitting Republicans in Congress for trying to block it. What were seeing here is an amazing success story of how you can work together...

President Joe Biden will highlight climate commitments made by his administration and announce new federal funding for climate resilience projects as part of a three-day trip to the Bay Area in Northern California that begins Monday, according to a White House official. Bidens tr...

About 43 million people across the southern United States are at risk for severe weather Sunday night as storms batter the Lower Mississippi Valley and central Gulf Coast states, bringing the threat of heavy rain, hail and damaging winds. There is an enhanced risk of severe weath...

The sinking of a packed migrant boat off the coast of Greece may be the worst tragedy ever in the Mediterranean sea, according to the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds more left missing when the boat, traveling from the coa...

Soaring temperatures. Unusually hot oceans. Record high levels of carbon pollution in the atmosphere and record low levels of Antarctic ice. Were only halfway through 2023 and so many climate records are being broken, some scientists are sounding the alarm, fearing it could be a ...

Its a Big Sky story fit for a big screen. On one side: 16 kids from ranches, reservations and tourist boomtowns across Montana a group of wannabe climate avengers ranging in age from 5 to 22 and assembled to fight for a livable planet. On the other side: Montanas governor, attor...

A climate activist in New Zealand faces 10 years in jail after a court found her guilty of forgery for sending a fake letter to the speakers at an oil industry conference, telling them it had been postponed due to the climate crisis. Rosemary Penwarden, who lives near Dunedin, se...

Summer is still a week away and the Lone Star State is already sweltering, as triple-digit heat could lead to more than 75 heat records being broken across Texas this week. The blast of hot weather raises the potential for record energy usage, according to ERCOT, the council over...

A landmark youth climate trial is playing out in Montana, as more than a dozen young plaintiffs aged 5 to 22 said they are already being hurt by climate change-fueled wildfires, drought, reduced snowpack and impacts to wildlife. The case is historic. It is the first youth climate...

Droughts, storms, wildfires and heat waves: Extreme weather around the world is becoming more intense and more frequent. The toll is huge and mounting, with lives lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods stolen and economies upended. The extreme events are happening against the backdro...

Four major environmental groups endorsed President Joe Bidens 2024 reelection for president on Wednesday night, ahead of his speech at a League of Conservation Voters dinner in the nations capital. LCV Action Fund, NextGen PAC, the Sierra Club, and the NRDC Action Fund endorsed B...

Global oil demand is projected to peak in the next few years even as some major energy companies announce plans to reinvigorate their fossil fuel businesses. The worlds appetite for oil is still rising, the International Energy Agency said in a report Wednesday, but annual growth...

Part of the summit of a mountain in the Austrian state of Tyrol has collapsed, sending more than 100,000 cubic meters of rock crashing into the valley below and triggering mudslides. Rocks started falling Sunday from Fluchthorn, a nearly 3,400 meter (11,155 foot) mountain in the ...

Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated as India and Pakistan brace for the impact of Cyclone Biparjoy, which is expected to make landfall in densely populated areas across the subcontinent Thursday, putting millions of lives at risk. Biparjoy has been churning across the...

At least 78 people died after a migrant boat carrying hundreds of people sank off the Greek coast in the early hours of Wednesday, that countrys Coast Guard said, as fears mount that there could be more fatalities. A total of 104 migrants who were traveling on the boat have since...

Greenpeace activists scaled Deutsche Banks headquarters in Frankfurt Wednesday and strung up a large yellow banner to protest against the climate investment policies of the German lender and its asset management company DWS. The action came a day ahead of the annual shareholder m...

Goldman Sachs has slashed its forecast for oil prices by nearly 10%, citing weak demand in China and a glut of supply from sanctioned countries, including Russia. The Wall Street bank now thinks Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, will cost $86 a barrel in December, compared w...

Deep ocean water in the Antarctic is heating up and shrinking, with potentially far-reaching consequences for climate change and deep ocean ecosystems, according to a report. Antarctic bottom water is the coldest, saltiest water on the planet. These waters play a crucial role in ...

Raging wildfires in Canada have already scorched about 15 times the normal burned area for this time of the year: nearly 11 million acres more than double the size of New Jersey with more than 2 million acres concentrated in Quebec alone. Canadas fire season is only just beginn...

When the temperature soared to 99 degrees Fahrenheit last month, Singapore resident Chee Kuan Chew saw just one option: cancel all plans and stay indoors in air-conditioned comfort. You cant survive without air con in Singapore, Chee said. Its impossible with the heat. The 20-yea...

The vast majority of the worlds biggest companies have done almost nothing in the past five years to cut their planet-heating pollution enough to avoid catastrophic climate change. Large companies are either more likely to contribute to extreme levels of warming or are not disclo...

The thick blanket of smoke over the Northeast and Midwest funneling south from Canadian wildfires is chock full of toxic pollutants that are harmful to everyones health. But unlike man-made pollution, wildfire smoke cant be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, whic...

Avni Pravin did not have asthma growing up. But at the age of 30, Pravin says she now has trouble breathing. While she has not yet been officially diagnosed with asthma, she said her doctor has prescribed her an inhaler. The reason I felt so affected earlier (was because) being o...

The war in Ukraine has brought an enormous human toll: Thousands of civilians have been killed, millions have been forced to flee overseas, it has destroyed homes, schools and hospitals. But beyond the immediate, visceral impacts, the conflict is also causing a climate disaster a...

A whopping 75 million people from the Midwest to the Northeast and down to the mid-Atlantic are looking at an unhealthy smoky haze slowly drifting down from Canada. New York, Philadelphia and other cities issued code red air quality alerts, urging everyone, but especially those a...

Every day, countless mopeds criss-cross the congested city of Hanoi, in Vietnam, with commuters traveling to work or motorbike taxis dropping off everything from parcels to cooked food and clients. One of them is Phong, 42, who starts his shift at 5 a.m. to beat the rush hour, na...

The Arctic could be free of sea ice roughly a decade earlier than projected, scientists warn another clear sign the climate crisis is happening faster than expected as the world continues to pump out planet-heating pollution. A new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature C...

The Arctic could be free of sea ice roughly a decade earlier than projected, scientists warn another clear sign the climate crisis is happening faster than expected as the world continues to pump out planet-heating pollution. A new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature C...

New York City topped the list of the worlds worst air pollution for parts of Tuesday as harmful smoke wafted south from more than a hundred wildfires burning in Quebec. Smoke from Canadas fires has periodically engulfed the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for more than a week, raising...

The Biden administration on Monday announced a goal to produce 50 million metric tons of clean hydrogen fuel by 2050 a roadmap that, if successful, would cut around 10% of the countrys planet-warming pollution by the same date. For the US to transition to clean energy, it will t...

Last June, the Supreme Court ended the federal right of American women to obtain an abortion nationwide, rewrote its interpretation of the Second Amendment and clawed back some of the Environmental Protection Agencys ability to fight climate change. This June, the courts conserva...

Former President Donald Trump, now a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, claimed in a television interview on Thursday that he not only purchased 75 million barrels of oil for the national Strategic Petroleum Reserve but did so for a remarkably low price. We had...

After weeks of reporting about the wildfires in Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia, Quebec is now the latest hotspot for fires in Canada. More than 8 million acres have burned this year across Canada, with nearly half a million acres in Quebec alone, which is sending thic...

The Peach State lost more than 90% of this years crop after abnormally warm weather this winter and a late-season freeze, Dario Chavez, an associate professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, told CNN. Georgia normally produces more than 130 million pounds of peaches...

Hong Kongers living overseas are helping to keep the flame of remembrance alive for the victims of Chinas Tiananmen massacre as authorities in a city that once hosted huge annual vigils continue to stamp out dissent. Until recently Hong Kong was the only place within China where ...

US recession worries arent dead. But they may have passed into a coma at 8:30 am ET on Friday. Thats when the Labor Department released its latest jobs report, which indicated employers are hiring virtually all the workers they can find 339,000 in May alone. The report brought a...

A high school English class may not sound like the typical forum for educating kids on the risks of social media, but that hasnt stopped Jennifer Rosenzweig. Each school year, the 10th graders in her class at Scarsdale High School in New York watch The Social Dilemma, a 2020 docu...

President Joe Biden sat behind the Resolute Desk in his first evening Oval Office address with a clear purpose: to deliver the final word. A bipartisan bill to avert the crisis that loomed over Washington for most of the year so far was in hand. And the moment offered Biden an op...

Its all systems go for Prince Williams Earthshot Prize lately. It was only recently revealed that one of Asias greenest cities Singapore will be the location of the third annual award ceremony in November. Now were hearing about a new partnership between the Prince of Wales ini...

Under the bright blue water of the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea, the view is stunning. Expansive coral reefs teeming with life; colorful fish and invertebrates. But something crucial has gone missing from this beautiful scene, and that could threaten this entire ecosystem. Black ...

Hurricane season begins today, and while the outlooks have called for an average season, forecasters are warning that even typical years have the potential to lash coastal states with devastating storms. Heres what to expect in the coming months. CNN tracked two hurricane season ...

With the threat of an unprecedented US debt crisis receding fast, the global economy looks to have dodged a huge shock. But there are still plenty of storm clouds darkening the outlook. US lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to raise the d...

Arizona officials announced Thursday the state will no longer grant certifications for new developments within the Phoenix area, as groundwater rapidly disappears amid years of water overuse and climate change-driven drought. A new study showed that the groundwater supporting the...

A new oral history project focused on former President Barack Obamas administration was released on Wednesday, with the first installment centering on climate. The project consists of work completed by Incite, an interdisciplinary social science research institute at Columbia Uni...

For years, the world has been focusing on a key climate change threshold: limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But even at that threshold which could begin to be breached within the next five years millions of people will still face signif...

Amazon corporate workers staged a walkout on Wednesday to signal a lack of trust in the companys leadership, in what is perhaps the most visible sign of dissent among the e-commerce giants office workers in recent memory. On Wednesday afternoon, organizers of the walkout said mor...

The nation is days away from defaulting on its obligations. The Republican House speaker, pushed by conservatives in his party, demands deep spending cuts. The president, a Democrat, works on negotiating a package to avert a fiscal calamity. No, its not 2023. Its 2011, when then-...

Metal trees with a seven-meter canopy of solar panels that generate electricity may soon be coming to car parks and shopping malls in the UK. The structures, which will capture the suns energy through nano photovoltaic leaves and could store it in a battery placed within the tree...

The Chinese city of Shanghai recorded its highest May temperature in more than 100 years on Monday, hitting a record 36.1 degrees Celsius (nearly 97 degrees Fahrenheit). The previous record of 35.7 degrees Celsius (96.3 degrees Fahrenheit) was first recorded in May 1876 and has b...

Environmental groups have long criticized the private aviation sector for being a disproportionally large contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions, and last week, climate activists made headlines by disrupting a private jet trade fair in Switzerland. Because they often trav...

Wind turbines are built to last. Their tall bodies are topped with long fiberglass blades, some more than half a football field in length, made to withstand the harshest, windiest conditions. But this sturdiness brings a big problem: What to do with these blades when they reach t...

Murderers. Criminals. We are watching you. These are just a handful of the threats and abuse sent to meteorologists at AEMET, Spains national weather agency, in recent months. They come via social media, its website, letters, phone calls even in the form of graffiti sprayed acro...

The United Nations has chosen Brazil to host the international climate meeting, COP30, in the Amazonian city of Belem do Para in 2025, the countrys President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced on Friday. Ive participated in COPs in Egypt, Paris, Copenhagen and all people talk ab...

The worlds biggest investor in the stock market wants ExxonMobil and Chevron to do more to tackle the climate crisis. Norways sovereign wealth fund, which holds $1.4 trillion in total assets, announced Friday that it would back calls for the US oil companies to set more aggressiv...

The global economy has been hit by two huge shocks in three years. It might be about to suffer a third in the shape of a US debt crisis. After the Covid pandemic, and the first major war in Europe since 1945, the specter of the American government being unable to pay its bills is...

This years Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near average, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. Forecasters at the agency are predicting 12 to 17 named tropical storms, five to nine of which could become hurricanes. They expe...

The Supreme Court on Thursday cut back on the Environmental Protection Agencys ability to regulate wetlands under the Clean Water Act, with a 5-4 majority continuing a trend in which the conservative-leaning court has narrowed the reach of environmental regulations. The Clean Wat...

Investment in clean energy will extend its lead over spending on fossil fuels in 2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Thursday, with solar projects expected to outpace outlays on oil production for the first time. Annual investment in renewable energy was up by nearly...

When Nasreen Sheikh walks down a busy street, she doesnt see the faces of the people walking by she sees the clothes they wear and the suffering of those who made them. As a child, Sheikh worked up to 20 hours a day in a sweatshop in Nepal stitching fabric that would become clot...

Tucked into a bipartisan debt ceiling deal is a critical energy provision that Democrats and Republicans in Washington both want at least in theory. Energy permitting reform, which aims to cut down the time it takes for new projects to get approved, is one of the few bipartisan ...

Chaotic scenes unfolded at Shells annual shareholder meeting Tuesday as climate activists stormed the venue, calling for the oil company to be shut down and accusing it of killing the planet. Videos posted by journalists to Twitter showed protesters attempting to climb onto the s...

Some Amazon corporate workers have announced plans to walk off the job next week over frustrations with the companys return-to-work policies, among other issues, in a sign of heightened tensions inside the e-commerce giant after multiple rounds of layoffs. The work stoppage is be...

Chaotic scenes unfolded at Shells annual shareholder meeting Tuesday as climate activists stormed the venue, calling for the oil company to be shut down and accusing it of killing the planet. Videos posted by journalists to Twitter showed protesters attempting to climb onto the s...

If the current pace of global warming goes unchecked, it will push billions of people outside the climate niche, the temperatures where humans can flourish, and expose them to dangerously hot conditions, according to a new study published Monday. The study, published in the journ...

Three Southwest states announced Monday they have struck a historic deal to cut billions of gallons of Colorado River water usage over the next four years, about half of which would be completed by next year, in an effort to stave off a crisis at the nations largest reservoirs. T...

The global loss of wildlife is significantly more alarming than previously thought, according to a new study that found almost half the planets species are experiencing rapid population declines. Humans have already wiped out huge numbers of species and pushed many more to the br...

The Russian branch of Greenpeace International has been forced to shut down after officials in the country declared the organizations activities as undesirable. Russias Prosecutor Generals Office said in a Telegram statement Friday that it decided to recognize Greenpeaces activit...

Climate change activists turned the blue water of the Trevi Fountain in central Rome black with diluted charcoal on Sunday. Around 10 activists from the climate group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) entered the 18th century late-Baroque fountain holding a banner that said, L...

Italys Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni visited areas of northern Italy hit by deadly flooding on Sunday, cutting short her visit to Japan for the G7 in response to the disaster. Meloni went to the region of Emilia-Romagna, where more than 36,000 people have been evacuated and at le...

In a dance studio nestled inside a building next to New York City Hall, Tamara Bejar Hernandez counts to the beat of a traditional Tahitian dance song as a group of ladies shake their hips from left to right and gracefully glide their hands up in the air and down their arms. One,...

Standing on the stony ground in the bustling Fifa Park car lot, Rokeeb Yaya is haggling over the price of a dark red car. It is one of a couple hundred vehicles, parked in long lines stretching out across the vast lot some shiny and new-looking, others dented and dusty. The car ...

Deadly floods that have engulfed the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna, killing at least 14 people, are another sign of the accelerating climate crisis, according to researchers. The floods come after years of severe drought in the region, which has compacted the soil, re...

Ukraines President Volodymyr Zelensky joined leaders of major democracies on Saturday at a summit in Japan dominated by a push to present a unified front against both Russia and China. The Group of Seven (G7) talks in Hiroshima are seeking common ground on a host of global issues...

More than half of the worlds largest lakes and reservoirs have lost significant amounts of water over the last three decades, according to a new study, which pins the blame largely on climate change and excessive water use. Roughly one-quarter of the worlds population lives in th...

Floods have caused almost a quarter of a million people to flee their homes after the Shabelle river in central Somalia broke its banks and submerged the town of Beledweyne, even as the country faces its most severe drought in four decades, according to the government. Aid agenci...

The old rules of politics are being smashed all over the world. In the United States, Donald Trump is mounting a political comeback, with an even greater disregard for democracy, accountability and propriety than he showed in his first term. The former president taps into support...

At least 11 people have been killed, several more are missing and 20,000 have been forced from their homes after heavy flooding and mudslides tore through the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna, according to local authorities. The local government in the Prefecture of Rave...

As the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific is home to more than 2 million people across 22 countries and 30,000 islands. But with a warming planet and rising sea levels, countless ancestral homes, biodiverse ecosystems, and traditional ways of life are increasingly becoming m...

The world is now likely to breach a key climate threshold for the first time within the next five years, according to the World Meteorological Organization, due to a combination of heat-trapping pollution and a looming El Nino. Global temperatures have soared in recent years as t...

President Joe Biden has officially vetoed a resolution that would halt a Commerce Department rule temporarily suspending tariffs on solar panels imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam writing that passage of this resolution bets against American innovation. The ...

Millions of acres scorched by wildfires in the Western US and Canada an area roughly the size of South Carolina can be traced back to carbon pollution from the worlds largest fossil fuel and cement companies, scientists reported Tuesday. The study by the Union of Concerned Scie...

Countries could slash plastic pollution by 80% in less than two decades, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. Plastic pollution is a scourge that affects every part of the world, from the Arctic, to the oceans and the air we breathe. Its even c...

With time running out to reach a deal on the debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to meet with bank CEOs on Thursday afternoon in Washington, sources tell CNN. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser plan to attend the Yellen meeting, which wil...

Turkeys fiercely contested presidential election appears likely to go to a second round after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to secure 50% of votes cast to decisively extend his 20-year rule. The high stakes election will ultimately decide the fate of a key NATO ally and r...

Western Myanmar is being battered by strong winds and heavy rain after Cyclone Mocha made landfall on the Bay of Bengal coastline Sunday. The cyclone brought wind speeds of over 200 kilometers per hour (195 mph), blowing roofs off buildings and bringing down powerlines, video foo...

Powerful Cyclone Mocha made landfall on Myanmars west coast Sunday and is barreling toward millions of vulnerable people with winds equivalent to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane as aid agencies warn of the potential for a major disaster. Since forming in the Bay of Bengal early T...

President Joe Biden previewed his 2024 election pitch to young Black voters Saturday in commencement remarks at a Howard University graduation ceremony in Washington, DC, articulating his vision of a future for all Americans, Bidens speech to graduates of the historically Black u...

After generations of trying to produce the power of a star on Earth, a successful nuclear fusion ignition happened in the middle of a December night and was over in 20-billionths of a second. Thats more than 100 billion times shorter than the Wright Brothers first, 12-second flig...

As the US barrels into a high-stakes and consequential election cycle, US climate envoy and former Secretary of State John Kerry is confident of one thing: If a Republican is elected president, they wont be able to reverse the Biden administrations wins on climate change and clea...

As Thailand heads to the polls on Sunday a lost generation of young voters fired up by a yearning for change are keeping alive previously taboo topics, including the militarys stranglehold on the levers of power and even royal reform. The May 14 poll is the first since youth-led...

The political unrest thats engulfed Pakistan since former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested earlier this week will complicate efforts to secure a financial lifeline from the International Monetary Fund and exacerbate the countrys economic crisis. Growth has stalled and infla...

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed one of its most highly anticipated climate rules to date, compelling nearly all US power plants that generate the nations electricity to capture or otherwise slash their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions. The rules would...

Wildfires raging in Russias Ural Mountains killed at least 21 people and hospitalized several others, state news agency TASS reported on Thursday, quoting officials. The deaths and injuries were reported in the Kurgan region, on the border between the Urals and Siberia. It is one...

The window to prevent catastrophic climate change is closing. Concentrations of planet-warming carbon pollution in the air are at their highest level in more than 2 million years and the world has yet to even hit peak fossil fuel emissions. The crisis is so urgent that scientist...

A Swiss village has been ordered to evacuate amid warnings a large mass of rock looming overhead could come tumbling down in the coming days. Leaders in Brienz held a town hall event on Tuesday evening and told residents they would have to leave by 6 p.m. local time on Friday. Th...

When it comes to feeding the planet, we face some monumental challenges. The global population has increased from 7 billion to 8 billion in the past 12 years, and the UN projects it will reach around 10.4 billion people in the 2080s. Thats a lot of extra mouths to feed. At the sa...

The clash between President Joe Biden and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy over the US debt will decide who is the most dominant figure in Washington for most of the next two years. And a failure by the two men to come to terms by this time next month would result in a nation...

At least 400 people have died after floods and landslides hit the Democratic Republic of Congos South Kivu province last week, officials told CNN. Heavy rainfall through last week caused rivers to overflow and created mudslides that devastated the villages of Bushushu and Nyamuku...

A major glacier in northwest Greenland is interacting with the ocean tides, scientists reported Monday, resulting in previously unaccounted-for melting and potentially faster sea level rise. The group of glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine and NASAs Jet Propul...

Temperature records tumbled across Southeast Asia over the weekend as the region swelters under a weekslong heat wave that has brought misery to millions. All-time highs were recorded in Vietnam, Laos and Thailands capital, where the heat has been compounded by an intense smoggy ...

A new mission designed to improve hurricane forecasting has launched, just ahead of the June 1 arrival of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. The NASA mission includes a constellation of CubeSats called TROPICS, or Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm I...

A group of climate activists in Italy have poured what they described as a charcoal-based black liquid into the water of Romes famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) to sound the alarm about the black future that awaits humanity. Our future is as black as...

The Church of England has changed the wording of its invitation to the public to pledge allegiance to King Charles during his coronation, following a public backlash. In a break with coronation tradition, British and Commonwealth citizens around the globe had initially been invit...

The rival military factions fighting for control in Sudan are to hold face-to-face talks for the first time since fighting began last month. The meeting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is aimed at ending the unrest and will take place in ...

Ocean surface heat is at record-breaking levels. Temperatures began climbing in mid-March and skyrocketed over the course of several weeks, leaving scientists scrambling to figure out exactly why. Temperatures have fallen since their peak in April as they naturally do in the spr...

Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHOs International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the pandemic on Thursday at its 15th meeting on Covid-19, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concurr...

The World Banks board of governors on Wednesday elected former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga to a five-year term as president, ushering in an Indian-born finance and development expert to revamp the lender to tackle climate change and other global crises. Banga, 63, was nominated for...

The president of the UNs COP28 climate conference has said that he sees a future for fossil fuels even as scientists say the world must rapidly transition to clean energy in remarks that have raised concerns about a backsliding on climate commitments. Sultan Al Jaber, who will ...

New York is the first state in the country to ban natural gas and other fossil fuels in most new buildings a major win for climate advocates, but a move that could spark pushback from fossil fuel interests. Facing mounting pressure from environmental advocates and climate-minded...

The powerful United Auto Workers is holding off on endorsing President Joe Bidens reelection bid, citing concerns over his policies that would encourage a transition to electric vehicles, according to a memo from the union. Biden, who has termed himself the most pro-union preside...

Standing in his field of stunted, withered maize, Santi Caudevilla is very worried. If the weather does not change it will be zero. Nothing is going to be harvested, he said. Caudevilla, who grows maize, sorghum and other crops in Gimenells in Catalonia, has been hit hard by the ...

Come spring, avid gardeners dig into the new growing season ready with careful cultivation plans they dreamed up over long winters. But even city-dwelling non-planners can benefit from year-round botanical bounty. They just need to learn what, where and how to harvest the wild fo...

After a six-week spiral, First Republic bank finally collapsed in the wee hours of Monday morning. Federal regulators seized the bank and immediately sold most of its assets to JPMorgan Chase, making fast work of what is now the second-largest bank failure in US history after Was...

Hundreds of hazardous industrial sites that dot the California coastline including oil and gas refineries and sewage-treatment plants are at risk of severe flooding from rising sea level if the climate crisis worsens, new research shows. If planet-warming pollution continues to...

The jobs, benefits and financial security of millions of Americans could start disappearing in less than a month as the Republican House leverages a debt showdown to try to force big spending cuts on President Joe Biden. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday issued a stark wa...

It was only seven years ago that sand kittens were photographed in the wild for the first time. Unsurprisingly, images of the tiny, furry cats went viral on the internet. Few people had seen these desert-dwelling fluffballs before and scientists knew very little about the species...

Even as billions of dollars in new clean energy investments surge into Republican leaning communities around the country, state and federal GOP officials are hardening their resistance to efforts to reduce the nations reliance on fossil fuels. That stark contrast has dashed a cen...

Two converging crises are testing American confidence in their financial well-being. Theres a banking crisis, which regulatory officials and big American banks very much want you to believe is ending after decisive action over the weekend to take over and swallow up another faili...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Monday that he will not seek a fourth term in 2024, saying in a statement that Im ready to pass the torch. Inslee, who ran in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, didnt give any indication of his plans once he leaves office, saying onl...

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to reconsider long held precedent and decide whether to significantly scale back on the power of federal agencies in a case that can impact everything from how the government addresses everything from climate change to public health to immigration....

Red Cross aid landed in Sudan for the first time since fighting broke out between rival military forces three weeks ago, some rare good news in a conflict that shows little sign of ending. Eight tonnes of medical aid arrived on Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross...

In some ways, Earths oceans are as alien to us as distant moons in the solar system. The vast bodies of water cover more than 70% of our planet and include mysterious regions like the twilight zone, where an extraordinary number of species thrive beyond the reach of sunlight and...

West Virginia political observers were not surprised when Sen. Joe Manchin appeared on Fox News on Monday to make a stunning threat: He could be persuaded to vote to repeal his own bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, if the Biden administration pushed him far enough. The conservat...

One of Earths largest habitats could see its rich diversity of life reduced by the end of the century due to the climate crisis. The oceans mesopelagic zone, also called the twilight zone, is located between 656 feet and 3,280 feet (200 meters to 1,000 meters) below the surface. ...

The unrelenting drought that has devastated the Horn of Africa and left more than 20 million people facing acute food insecurity would not have been possible without climate change, a new analysis has found. Since October 2020, this part of East Africa, one of the worlds most imp...

Anyone who has tuned in to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has seen a tantalizing glimpse of what the capital Baku has to offer. The race, which takes place downtown, whips through the city streets taking in sights both ancient and modern in a nation thats on the move. On April 30 the ...

An eternal rule in hospitality is that awkward discussions must be avoided at all costs at least until it is time for dessert. You dont want your guests to have a bad taste in their mouth before dinner is served. The same rule could well be applied in politics, as leaders often ...

Elephants have lost almost two-thirds of their habitat across Asia, the result of hundreds of years of deforestation and increasing human use of land for agriculture and infrastructure, a new study has found. The Asian elephant, listed as endangered, is found across 13 countries ...

President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol announced a key new agreement at the White House on Wednesday that aims to deter North Korean aggression, including a new US commitment to deploy a nuclear-armed submarine in South Korea for the first time since the ear...

Fox News had plenty of reasons to get rid of Tucker Carlson. What happens now is arguably important not just for Fox, but for the country. The network holds great power in conservative power circles, and it either influences or amplifies the direction of the Republican Party, dep...

Dangerous, record-breaking heat waves are set to increase as the climate crisis intensifies, and they will be particularly devastating in countries and regions that are least prepared for them, according to a new study. Scientists analyzed temperature data sets spanning more than...

This page includes the show Transcript April 26, 2023 Today CNN 10 is looking at President Joe Bidens formal announcement that hes running for president again in 2024. While Biden plans to tout the progress of his first term, both Republicans and Democrats see Bidens age as an is...

Famous for its crystal blue hues, sweeping beaches and unspoilt coves, the Turquoise Coast is one of Turkeys natural wonders. Stretching more than 600 miles along the Mediterranean, the countrys southwest shore has long been heralded for its beauty, attracting tourists from aroun...

Former President Donald Trump keeps using wildly inaccurate figures to minimize the threat of climate change. Trump, now a presidential candidate, has argued in speeches and interviews that the risk of nuclear war is a much more important issue than climate change. He is entitled...

Dear River, Youve only been around for three Earth Days, but your tiny lifetime has been a hell of a ride, kid. As a member of Generation Alpha (Good name! Hopeful.) I like to think youll read these letters with intent as you turn 30 in 2050. By then, youll know what became of th...

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. We mark it again this Saturday. Decades after that optimistic first event, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reminds us that global climate change has had an alarming effect on Earth and its inhabitants. Wave...

A solar-powered safari lodge in the Botswanan wilderness built from repurposed boardwalk planks. A subterranean apartment anchored by ceiling beams made from plastic bottles and construction dirt. A carbon-neutral furniture factory that doubles as a 300-acre public park. These ar...

President Joe Biden announced new environmental justice actions on Friday, including an executive order that the White House says will make environmental justice a central mission of federal agencies. Under this order, environmental justice will become the responsibility of every...

Droughts, floods and record low ice levels from the top of the worlds mountains to the depths of the ocean, the climate crisis took a heavy toll as it continued to intensify in 2022, new analysis from the World Meteorological Organization shows. The WMOs annual State of the Clim...

The Rufous Hummingbird is magical. The males iridescent throat glows brighter than a shiny copper penny and like most hummingbirds, whizzes through the air curiously hovering right in front of humans who ponder them. The first time Mike Parr, president of the American Bird Conser...

Banks have pledged to go green, but last year they poured billions of dollars into expanding the capacity of fossil fuel production despite the accelerating climate crisis. Banks provided $673 billion to finance the fossil fuel industry last year, even as oil and gas companies ma...

The Earths ice sheets lost enough ice over the last 30 years to create an ice cube 12 miles high, according to new research. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold almost all of the worlds freshwater ice, are shrinking at a frighteningly rapid pace, according to a rep...

Perched on a hill facing the crystal-clear sea waters of Greeces Saronic Gulf, ancient Eleusis stood in full splendor over 3,000 years ago, attracting the powerful, the famous and the curious. One of the most sacred cities of its time, its gleaming marble temples promised an entr...

United States President Joe Biden pledged a $500 million investment to the Amazon Fund on Thursday, a sum that would make his country one of the worlds largest donors to the international conservation program to protect the Amazon rainforest from deforestation. Today, Im pleased ...

After years of punishing drought, a historic winter snowpack is bringing a reprieve to the Colorado River Basin and the nations largest reservoirs. The US Bureau of Reclamation announced Thursday that this winters rain and the projected runoff from above-normal snowfall is expect...

The Justice Department reached multimillion-dollar settlements in three major lawsuits against US oil and gas companies Thursday that it says will reduce air pollution and planet-warming gas emissions in a dozen states and Indian Country. The settlements aim to resolve claims tha...

Water cascading from a wall of ice with gray brushstrokes of clouds overhead makes for a beautiful image but the story behind it is one of destruction; Earths glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate due to human-caused climate change. Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen rem...

Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday won a historic vote at the United Nations that calls on the worlds highest court to establish for the first time the obligations countries have to address the climate crisis and the consequences if they dont. Vanuatu has long faced t...

One hundred years ago, colorful canaries warned humans of the hidden hazards of digging for coal by riding shotgun down the mine and dropping dead. Now, penguin experts say these birds that move like tuxedoed toddlers are showing us the hidden hazards of burning coal and other fo...

The world is facing a looming global water crisis that threatens to spiral out of control as increased demand for water and the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis put huge pressure on water resources, a UN report has warned. Water use has increased by about 1% a year over...

The world is rapidly approaching catastrophic levels of heating with international climate goals set to slip out of reach unless immediate and radical action is taken, according to a new UN-backed report. The climate time-bomb is ticking, said Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General ...

Ever since the flight shame movement began encouraging travelers to seek greener alternatives to jet planes, many in Europe have been looking to the continents extensive rail network to replace short-haul air travel. Theres definitely been progress. Airlines including Dutch carri...

Something to consider as you search for happy hours to celebrate National Margarita Day: The delicious concoctions main ingredient is threatened by changing weather and new strain on the agave plants vital pollinator the bat. Agave-based liquor like tequila and mezcal was the fa...

China is home to 16 of the 20 regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, according to data published on Monday, with some of the worlds most important manufacturing hubs at risk from rising water levels and extreme weather. The state of Florida ranked as the most vul...

Dangerous climate feedback loops are increasing global warming and risk causing a permanent shift away from the Earths current climate, according to a new study. Climate feedback loops are cyclical chain reactions that happen when one change triggers further changes, in a process...

New Zealands Hawkes Bay is known for its fine wine, but many of the regions vineyards are now under water, along with homes and roads in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. The weather system didnt make landfall in New Zealand, but it caused widespread destruction, killing at lea...

When US startup Make Sunsets released two weather balloons into the skies above Mexicos Baja California peninsula last year, it kicked up a fierce debate about one of the worlds most controversial climate solutions. The plan was for the balloons, filled with helium and a small am...

Climate change and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global health, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. The report, titled Bracing for Superbugs, highlights the role of climate change and other environmental factors c...

Science fiction regularly explores exaggerated visions of real-world problems, including apprehensions about the climate crisis. In the last few weeks, thats produced a pair projects, Syfys The Ark and the Netflix movie JUNG_E, which begin from the premise that humans have so def...

The planet could cross critical global warming thresholds sooner than previous models have predicted, even with concerted global climate action, according to a new study using machine learning. The study estimates that the planet could reach 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming above p...

Climate change is sending the world hurtling towards a series of catastrophic tipping points, which risk setting off feedback loops that lock the world into irreversible climate change. Thats the bad news. The good news, however, is that there is also a series of positive tipping...

If you watch the news today, youd be forgiven for thinking that we live in dark times. Impending climate change, overpopulation, political discord, conflict in Ukraine and threats of nuclear war all paint a bleak picture. But this week delivered some refreshingly good news: The W...

ExxonMobils own scientists accurately predicted future global warming in reports dating back to the late 1970s and early 1980s, despite the company publicly continuing for years to cast doubt on climate science and lobby against climate action, according to a new analysis. Resear...

The last eight years have been the eight warmest on record as the growing concentration of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere pushes global temperatures toward a dangerous tipping point, a new report shows. An analysis by the European Unions Copernicus Climate Change Service p...

The worlds largest whales are more than just astonishing creatures. Much like the ocean, soil and forests, whales can help save humanity from the accelerating climate crisis by sequestering and storing planet-heating carbon emissions, researchers say. In a paper published Thursda...

Among the cocktail of extreme weather events that plow through the United States, tornadoes can be the most destructive and the most deadly especially for those unprepared for whats to come. As severe weather events intensify, occur more often and exacerbate the countrys growing ...

The reliability of our faucets providing water every time we turn them on can make water seem like a magical, never-ending resource. But abusing the availability of this finite resource can contribute to water scarcity and harm our capacity to deal with the impact of the climate ...

When we joined with countries, companies and NGOs two years ago to launch the global partnership 1t.org, we knew it would not be a panacea for climate change. Leaders across the forest-climate movement, including ourselves, have always made clear that the most important step we m...

Four years ago, Morris J. Alexie had to move out of the house his father built in Alaska in 1969 because it was sinking into the ground and water was beginning to seep into his home. The bogs are showing up in between houses, all over our community. There are currently seven hous...

Negative emissions. Carbon capture. Net zero. It can be daunting, and a little exhausting, keeping up with the terminology from the annual UN climate talks, known as COP27, which are taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. But CNNs coverage can help you understand whats at stake,...

Rainn Wilson has changed his name and is inviting others to do the same. The Office actor debuted Rainnfall Heat Wave Rising Sea Levels Wilson on social media Thursday as a way to raise awareness about the climate control crisis. As a cheap little stunt to help save planet Earth,...

Sometimes its helpful to state the obvious truth. And then restate it, again and again. Thats one of the benefits of the National Climate Assessment, a new draft of which was released this week ahead of President Joe Bidens trip to the UNs climate summit in Egypt. The federal rep...

Its not unusual for temperatures in Indias Thar Desert to reach 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). Even when they drop, hot winds sweep across the bare plains. The soil here is infertile, water is scarce. This place is near unlivable for humans but its ideal for one of...

The whole world seems to be talking about the climate crisis, thanks to months of wild weather and new science showing that we need to act quicker than we previously thought to avoid the worst consequences. As global leaders meet in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh for...

Californias climate crisis is quickly intensifying, impacting every resident and increasingly taking a toll on the health and well-being of its people and on its unique and diverse ecosystems, new state data reveals. The ominous findings are from the Indicators of Climate Change ...

As Antarcticas emperor penguins are increasingly threatened by the climate crisis, the flightless seabirds will receive new protections under the Endangered Species Act, or ESA. With global warming melting the sea ice the penguins depend on for their survival, the US Fish and Wil...

Nations are still way off track to limit global warming below a dangerous threshold as catastrophic extreme weather events are already threatening the health and food security of people around the world, a pair of reports have found. The United Nations reported Wednesday that glo...

One in every three American adults say they have been personally affected by an extreme weather event in the past two years, according to Gallup. Public concern about the environment is near a two-decade high, according to a Gallup poll that found 44% of Americans worry a great d...

Drought across the Northern Hemisphere this summer which scorched soil, dried up rivers and triggered mass crop failure was made at least 20 times more likely by the climate crisis, a new analysis has found. The research, published Wednesday by the World Weather Attribution ini...

Hurricane Ian strengthened rapidly Wednesday morning as it churned over the ultra-warm water of the Gulf of Mexico on its way toward Florida. The storms maximum wind speed increased by 35 mph in wind speed in less than three hours, going from a category 3 to a strong category 4 i...

The Senate ratified an international climate treaty to phase out hydrofluorocarbons potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration. The vote was 69-27, with more than half of Republican senators objecting. In 2016, the United Nations struck an agreement known...

They called it the Goddess of the Yangtze a creature so rare that it was believed to bring fortune and protection to local fishermen and all those lucky enough to spot it. But overfishing and human activity drove it to the brink of extinction and it hasnt been seen in decades. T...

An analysis of Pakistans devastating floods has found fingerprints of the human-made climate crisis on the disaster, which killed more than 1,500 people and destroyed so much land and infrastructure it has plunged the South Asian nation into crisis. The analysis, published Thursd...

As hes traveled the country to visit victims of storms, wildfires, and floods, President Joe Biden has returned to a similar theme: Climate change is everybodys crisis, as he declared last year after surveying flooded-out New York homes in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Biden doesnt ...

Sebastian Vettel has never been afraid to speak his mind. But his mindset and approach to issues away from the track have developed with age and experience. Vettel who announced he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season following a stellar career spoke to CNN Spo...

Pakistan was already struggling when the devastating monsoon rains hit. This year, economic and political crises have converged in the South Asian nation of more than 230 million, as food and fuel prices soared and former leader Imran Khan was forced from office. Now its reeling ...

The fear-inducing climate change stories are coming with more frequency and intensity, and the predictions about what will happen are dire. Here are three CNN stories published in just the last few days: The government is also, for the first time, trying to do something major abo...

Bee populations are declining. More than half of the bat species in the United States are in severe decline or listed as endangered. And international scientists recently announced the monarch butterfly is perilously close to extinction. What these three creatures have in common ...

While parts of his state have been ravaged by deluge this summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is pretty sure most Americans dont really care about the climate crisis. McConnell has been rightly pushing for federal disaster relief to get Kentuckians back on ...

Public services in Pakistans largest city, Karachi, have been suspended and businesses are being urged to close, as torrential rains cause deadly flash flooding and infrastructure damage, leaving at least 15 dead since Saturday. On Sunday night, more than 60 millimeters (2.3 inch...

As Russia resumed its supply of natural gas to Germany after weeks of what it called maintenance on its Nord Stream 1 pipeline, leaders in Berlin breathed a sigh of relief. A day earlier, US President Joe Biden chose to defer declaring a climate emergency, which could have unleas...

Brutal heat waves are gripping both Europe and the United States this week and are forecast to dump searing temperatures on much of China into late August. In addition to temperatures spiking above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), wildfires are raging across southern Europe with evac...

As Europe sweltered in the summer heat, Australians took stock of a new report that revealed just how much the countrys environment has deteriorated in the last five years. Our waters are struggling and so is the land, said Labors new Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek, as she ...

Heat waves across multiple continents have dashed records, threatened public health and buckled infrastructure, in what scientists say are signs of the climate crisis impact on day-to-day weather. Americans are used to switching on their air conditioners any time temperatures nea...

While the worlds climate is hot and getting hotter, the US government is frozen in time. Runways are melting in the UK. Lakes are drying up in the US. Fires are raging all over. But the federal government is stuck in amber, blocked by a Supreme Court that pines for a pre-industri...

After more than a year of painstaking negotiations, congressional Democrats on Thursday night found themselves no further on implementing their ambitious climate agenda than when President Joe Biden took office. For the second time in seven months, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virgin...

Two years ago, forecasters in the UK conducted an interesting thought experiment: What will our forecasts look like in 2050? The climate crisis is pushing weather to the extreme all over the world, and temperatures in the northern latitudes have been particularly sensitive to the...

The problem with trees is that they are too slow. Part of the issue with catastrophic climate change is that, by some measures, an incredible amount of damage is already done. Even if all the coal-fired power plants were magically turned into wind and solar overnight, and all our...

Researchers in a new study have put actual dollar figures on economic harm caused by the countries most responsible for the climate crisis, and the ground-breaking data could serve as a starting point for legal action against the worlds wealthiest nations. The Dartmouth College s...

President Joe Bidens first sweeping executive orders on climate included launching an entirely new office within the Department of Health and Human Services with an important mandate: dealing with the public health impacts of climate change. But nearly a year after the Office of ...

On a fine day, locals arrive on boats that motor up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales to dine on the back deck of the Paradise Cafe. But for the fourth time in 18 months, cafe owner Darren Osmotherly is rushing to move his equipment to higher ground as floodwater rises acro...

When Garrett Dickman drove through Yosemite National Park early this week, he passed through a diverse band of large trees conifer, red fir, lodgepole pine and noticed a grim pattern: many of the trees were either dead or dying. It was really striking to see that every single t...

The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agencys ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administrations attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the accelerating p...

Drive an hour or so southeast out of the city of Abu Dhabi toward the emirates empty deserts and youll hit a landscape full of unexpected man-made creations. The region of Al Wathba is home to a beautiful oasis-like wetland reserve created, so the story goes, by an overspill from...

The West saw an aspect of the climate crisis play out this month that scientists have warned of for years. In the middle of a prolonged, water shortage-inducing megadrought, one area, Yellowstone, was overwhelmed in mid-June by drenching rainfall and rapid snowmelt that instead ...

The amount of money needed to aid communities in the face of extreme weather-related emergencies has increased by more than 800% in the past two decades as the climate crisis also rapidly accelerated, new research shows. The report, released Tuesday by Oxfam, found not only is th...

Humans historical greenhouse gas emissions have caused the climate crisis the world is in today. But its the amount emitted now and in coming years that will determine whether humanity can avert catastrophic climate changes. Thats the main finding of a new study published in the ...

On his first full day on the job, Australias new prime minister mentioned the words climate change four times within two minutes of his maiden international speech. Fresh from election victory, Anthony Albanese sought to present a new Australia to the world, one that takes climat...

Every spring, crowds flock to admire Japans cherry blossom a dazzling pink and white bloom that has been revered in the country for more than a thousand years. But the world-famous sakura plants are flowering much earlier than normal due to human-induced climate change, a new st...

Climate change has made the odds of a record-breaking heatwave hitting northwestern India and Pakistan 100 times more likely to happen, scientists said Wednesday, as the two countries experience high temperatures that are disrupting daily life. In an analysis, climate scientists ...

Ken Morrison has twice been up to his neck in water during climate disasters. The first time, in 2007, he was trapped in a pool with a towel over his head as wildfires ripped through Australias Hunter Valley, a wine-growing region about three hours drive north of Sydney. The roar...

Human-induced climate change made the extreme rainfall that triggered deadly floods in South Africa in April heavier and twice as likely to happen, a rapid analysis published Friday by the World Weather Attribution project shows. Parts of South Africa experienced more than 350mm ...

Theres now a 50:50 chance that the world will surpass a critical threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming in the next five years, a new World Meteorological Organization report shows, warning of heating that could have devastating impacts on systems like coral reefs as ...

Temperatures in parts of India and Pakistan have reached record levels, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis are felt across the subcontinent. The average maximum temperature for northwest and central India in April was the highest since reco...

Twitter is banning misleading advertisements that go against the scientific consensus of climate change, the company announced on Friday, which was Earth Day. We believe that climate denialism shouldnt be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldnt detract from ...

Google is marking Earth Day on Friday with a doodle of time lapses, highlighting how the climate crisis is radically changing the planet. The search engine published a series of time-lapse satellite images from Google Earth, depicting deforestation, melting glaciers, coral bleach...

Dear River, Its just over two years since you joined our Little Blue Marble ride through the Milky Way and now that you can say things like Bill Weir I want banana smoothie, its time to learn the difference between Happy Birthday and Happy Earth Day. Both are in April, but one of...

The world is careening toward levels of global warming that will have irreversible impacts, a new landmark report says, but we already have the solutions the only thing preventing us from taking advantage of them is political will and status-quo interests in fossil fuels. The th...

Climate change is on course to transform life on Earth as we know it, and unless global warming is dramatically slowed, billions of people and other species will reach points where they can no longer adapt to the new normal, according to a major report published Monday. The UN-ba...

Heres an epic plot twist in the American political drama: A President and party that came to office promising to wean the country off oil and gasoline to save the planet are now looking for ways to bring down the price of oil and gas to save a presidency. How did we get here? Pre...

Spring has sprung early in parts of the UK this year, and while British people are celebrating the unseasonal warm weather, theres actually cause for concern. Climate change is making plants across the British Isles flower, on average, a month earlier than they used to, a new stu...

The pandemic economy is one of imbalances: supply chain woes and rising inflation have been with us for a while now, with few solutions in sight. But theres another big shock to the global economy taking shape: climate change. Although the pandemic will eventually end whether it...

Bad news for coffee lovers: Climate change will make it much harder to grow Arabica coffee in the coming years, according to a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal Plos One. The study examined how coffee-growing conditions will change by 2050 based on projections f...

The Build Back Better bill, if it ever comes to pass, now seems unlikely to include any major climate change provisions. But we can still reduce our own carbon emissions, starting with our own homes. About 20% of greenhouse gases in the US come from homes. And the homes of the we...

CNN has a team of journalists covering the climate crisis full time, and they have published five separate stories in recent days that represent the past, present and future of the crisis. The past: The present: The future: More succinctly, these stories reflect that Earth has wa...

The climate crisis took a catastrophic toll across the globe in 2021. From the Arctic to Louisiana and to Chinas Henan province, signs that climate change is already altering our weather were everywhere. In the United States, historic flooding trapped and killed residents in subm...

From extreme melt events to an influx of beaver colonies in Alaska, and rain falling at the summit of Greenland for the first time on record, the Arctic region showed clear symptoms of an ailing planet over the past year. A report published on Tuesday, which serves as an annual p...

The series of weekend tornadoes that ripped through the parts of the US this weekend adds to another stretch of deadly and potentially unprecedented weather disasters that plagued the planet this year. Meteorologists and climate scientists say the latest outbreak is historic. And...

Powerful storms like the ones that tore through parts of the central United States this weekend are the new normal in an era of climate change, the top federal emergency management official said on Sunday. Deanne Criswell, the FEMA administrator, said her agency was prepared to b...

The 30 or so golf courses in the Salt Lake County of Utah drink up around nine million gallons of water a day to stay pristine green thats more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Managing the turf on golf courses also means using carbon-intensive fertilizers, plenty of mowing...

The UNs World Food Programme and multiple media organizations have been warning that the African island nation of Madagascar is on the brink of the worlds first climate-change-induced famine. But a new study says the human-made climate crisis has had little to do with the current...

There were few memorable moments at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow earlier this month, but a video address by the foreign minister of Tuvalu, speaking in a suit while knee-deep in tropical waters, is a hard one to forget. It was simple but strong message while negotiato...

The Arctic Ocean has been warming since the onset of the 20th century, decades earlier than instrument observations would suggest, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, found that the expansion of warm Atlantic Ocean water flow...

People in the United Kingdom think that climate change, pollution and the environment are together the most important issues they face, well ahead of the pandemic, the impacts of Brexit and the countrys troubled National Health Service, according to a poll from Ipsos MORI publish...

A senior Pentagon official warned the US military is not ready to handle climate change, a national security issue that touches nearly every aspect of Defense Department planning. We are not where we should be, and now is beyond the time when we need to get in front of that chall...

At the opening of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, US President Joe Biden called the climate crisis an existential threat to human existence as we know it. So let this be the moment that we answer historys call here in Glasgow, Biden told a room full of leaders, ministers and climate...

Nearly 200 nations reached a climate agreement on Saturday at COP26 with an unprecedented reference to the role of fossil fuels in the climate crisis, even after an 11th-hour objection from India that watered down the language around reducing the use of coal. The COP process has ...

After 11 days of climate talks that have included progress on protecting forests, phasing out coal and transitioning to electric cars, the future of our planet has boiled down to one key thing: whos going to pay for the mess were in? On Thursday afternoon, the eve of the final da...

NASA has released the first snapshots of Earth taken with its new highly sensitive satellite which is designed to capture high-resolution images of the planet and help track the impacts of climate change. NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have been collecting images of o...

Tuvalus foreign minister has given a speech to the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow standing knee-deep in seawater to show how his low-lying Pacific island nation is on the front line of climate change. Images of Simon Kofe standing in a suit and tie at a lectern set ...

A first-of-its-kind study uses a new high-resolution climate model to highlight local climate-fueled extreme weather risks decades in advance and the results arent good. The UK Met Office leveraged its 2.2 km resolution UK Climate Projection model to analyze future rainfall even...

A silent killer is spreading through Australias koala population, posing a threat that wildlife experts say could wipe out the iconic marsupial across large parts of the country. The culprit is chlamydia, a sexually transmitted bacteria that infects more than 100 million people w...

In August 2019, when a Facebook employee typed climate change into the platforms search bar, the auto-fill suggestions that popped up included climate change debunked and climate change is a hoax. The results prompted the employee to ask in a post on the companys internal site: D...

In the spitting rain that is endemic to the Netherlands, Anneke van Lelieveld bundles up in her bright orange cardigan at her home on the New Merwede River, and turns to look out over the wetlands behind her garden. She loves the vista. She loves docking a boat just strides from ...

On a quiet Sunday morning, an ear-splitting roar reverberated across the English village of Eggborough as four giant concrete cooling towers imploded and crashed to the ground, transformed to clouds of debris in a matter of seconds. Just moments after their demolition, it became ...

The gap is widening between the impacts of the climate crisis and the worlds effort to adapt to them, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme. The annual adaptation gap report which published Thursday amid the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow found that the est...

World leaders are gathered in Scotland at a massive and consequential United Nations climate change summit known as COP 26. Countries acknowledge the danger of climate change and say theyre committed to doing something about it. But there is increasing alarm that countries wont d...

It was in the city of Glasgow that Scottish engineer James Watt improved the workings of the steam engine and, unwittingly, kicked off the Industrial Revolution. Never could he have imagined that humans would burn so much coal, oil and gas over the next two centuries that they wo...

The Group of 20s leaders summit ended Sunday with an agreement on climate that commits its member nations to end coal financing by the end of the year and to aim to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But the final communique lacked firm ple...

China and the United States are the worlds two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, so any attempt to address the climate crisis will need to involve deep emissions cuts from these two powerhouse nations. Chinas emissions are more than double those of the US, but historically, the US...

A group of Torres Strait Islanders living off Australias north coast filed a court claim against the Australian government on Tuesday, alleging it has failed to protect them from climate change which now threatens their homes. The case brought on behalf of the remote islands of B...

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has in recent weeks dubbed the proposed social safety net spending in the reconciliation bill currently being discussed in Congress as reckless and fiscal insanity. However, when it comes to climate change, the true insanity is ignoring the brutal f...

Forests have long been celebrated as the natural heroes in the fight against the climate crisis. They are so good at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, a consortium of environmental groups are calling on the world to plant one trillion trees over the next decade. But while we ...

A series of new reports from the Biden administration will issue a stark warning on Thursday: The effects of climate change will be wide-reaching and will pose problems for every government. No country will be spared from the challenges directly related to climate change, a senio...

A new report published Wednesday warns of the severe impact of climate change on human health, and says the prognosis is only getting worse. Droughts will hurt food production, rising temperatures will encourage the spread of dangerous pathogens such as malaria and cholera and cu...

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin a Democrat appears to be intent on ripping the heart out of President Joe Bidens climate change agenda. With his all-powerful 50th vote as leverage, Manchins reported opposition to Bidens plan for a $150 billion plan to pay power generators to fur...

Its now less than two weeks until Boris Johnson welcomes the world to Glasgow, Scotland, where he will host the COP26 international climate talks at a crucial moment in our planets history. Over the course of a fortnight, the British Prime Minister hopes he can shepherd some of t...

Queen Elizabeth II has said the lack of action on tackling the climate crisis is irritating. The British monarch made the remarks on Thursday during a conversation at the opening of the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff. The Queen was chatting with the Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jone...

The whole world seems to be talking about the climate crisis, thanks to months of wild weather and new science showing that we need to act quicker than we previously thought to avoid the worst consequences. As leaders prepare to meet in Glasgow, Scotland, next month for crunch ta...

The other day I found myself looking at a startling image of my Northern California home, the daylight dampened by an eerie orange glow as wildfire smoke blocked the sun. It looked exactly as it had on September 9, 2020, when the entire San Francisco Bay Area was shrouded in oran...

The planet is warming rapidly, resulting in historic drought, deadly floods and unusual melting events in the Arctic. It is also causing steady sea level rise, which scientists say will continue for decades. A new study from Climate Central, a nonprofit research group, shows that...

Scientists using artificial intelligence to sift through around 100,000 climate studies were trying to put a number on how many people in the world were already experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis. Instead, they discovered something else: there is a worrying inequality...

The World Health Organization, in a new special report, is calling for governments and policymakers to act with urgency on the climate and health crises. The report describes climate change as the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and outlines 10 recommended climate a...

Google is cracking down on the ability of climate change deniers to make money off its platforms and to spread climate misinformation through advertisements. The company said Thursday it will no longer allow advertising to appear alongside content that contradicts well-establishe...

The life cycle of a smartphone begins in mines around the world. There, raw materials and rare earth metals are extracted from the planet in an energy-intensive process. Those materials get transported to factories where theyre refined, often using high temperatures and significa...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday he might not show up at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow this November, as his government becomes increasingly isolated in international efforts on the crisis. More than 100 world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, ha...

In the face of political turmoil following the assassination of the countrys president, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people and a tropical storm, Haitians are fleeing their country. More than 10,000 migrants from Haiti converged on the US border at Del R...

Humanity needs to grow up and deal with the issue of climate change, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. Johnson, a last-minute addition to the speakers list that day, slammed the worlds inadequa...

The COP26 international climate talks in Glasgow, which begin on October 31, couldnt come at a more crucial time. A state-of-the-science report published by the UN in August showed that the world is warming faster than scientists previously thought, and that slashing greenhouse g...

The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The summer temperatures are consistently higher than they used to be. The smoke from nearby wildfires fills the...

The planet is careening toward warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels far above what scientists say the world should be targeting according to a report on global emissions targets by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Scientists have said that th...

None of the worlds major economies including the entire G20 have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now. The w...

Despite efforts from President Joe Biden to turn the United States into a global climate leader, most people in the advanced world dont think the US is doing a good job on the issue, and China is doing even worse, a new poll by the Pew Research Center published Tuesday shows. The...

If Australias allies were worried that the country might cause them problems at upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, the events of the past week should leave little doubt in their minds. It will. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday all but confirmed a report that h...

We dont have any more time. Thats Joe Biden, who spent the last few days touring devastation from Hurricane Ida and warning about super storms exacerbated by climate change. Last week, the President went to Louisiana, where thousands of people still lack power after Ida roared as...

Almost everything about a sequoia tree is giant: It can grow to more than 200 feet tall and live longer than 3,000 years. Yet the sequoias footprint is shrinking, as human-induced climate change threatens this ancient trees survival. Sequoias were once found across the Northern H...

Some warm-blooded animals are experiencing shifts in their body shapes, likely as a response to the pressures of climate change, according to a new review of existing research. Animals are getting larger beaks, legs and ears that allow them to better regulate their body temperatu...

Human health is already being harmed by the climate crisis, and the impacts could become catastrophic and irreversible unless governments do much more to address global warming, the editors of more than 230 medical journals said in a joint editorial Monday. The editorial points t...

Record flooding in Philadelphia and New York City. Tornadoes in New Jersey. Fires burning through California and Nevada. Everywhere you look, extreme weather. Weather the likes of which even meteorologists and other experts say they have never seen before. Whats perhaps more rema...

After Hurricane Ida battered the southern US states, its remnants lashed the northeast on Wednesday night, transforming New York City into a danger zone Thursday morning. Ida dumped heavy amounts of rain on Central Park and the subway was inundated with fast-moving floods, knocki...

Stone tools and ancient animal fossils have revealed that early humans were in Arabia 400,000 years ago. Prehistoric climate change may have encouraged their travels across what are now vast stretches of desert, according to new research. This is the oldest dated evidence for hum...

Human-caused climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous. They are producing more rainfall, moving slower once they make landfall and generating larger storm surges along the coast. Hurricane Ida was a prime example of those changes, and scientists say storms like this wil...

Britains Queen Elizabeth II will attend a pivotal United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow this fall, organizers said in a tweet Friday, giving a royal boost to the event. The United Kingdom is hosting global leaders for the nearly two weeks of talks in the Scottish ci...

Wildfire whack-a-mole is the new Western reality in the US. As fires were contained this month in Oregon and Utah, new ones have sprung up in California and Nevada, part of a new smoky reality in the West that is driving up the threat of Covid-19 at exactly the wrong time. The ne...

Seventeen years ago, when Adriana Nichols moved from New York City to Los Angeles, she had a simple wish list: natural light (her New York studio apartment was dark), a yard and quiet neighbors. She managed to check everything off that list and has spent nearly two decades livin...

In New York, downpours from Hurricane Henri set rainfall records this weekend. At the same time in Tennessee, an astonishing amount of rain led to flash flooding that killed at least 21 people. Though separated by nearly 1,000 miles, these two extreme weather incidents are exampl...

In the same week that Tropical Storm Fred caused catastrophic flooding in North Carolina, and Hurricane Grace made its second landfall in Mexico, Hurricane Henri is barreling toward New England, where its expected to be the first to make landfall there in 30 years. Hurricanes al...

In a summer of deadly and life-altering extreme weather, the Biden administration and Democrats are walking a tightrope, with a razor-thin majority in Congress, to enact policies that will reroute the US economy away from fossil fuels and show the world that the US will lead on c...

Slashing carbon dioxide emissions is critical to ending the climate crisis. But, for the first time, the UN climate change report emphasized the need to control a more insidious culprit: methane, an invisible, odorless gas with more than 80 times more warming power in the near-te...

The latest report has just arrived from more than 200 of the worlds most influential climate scientists, and it isnt pretty. This new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear we are on course to blow through the 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming desc...

The climate crisis is accelerating at unprecedented pace, according to a new United Nations state-of-the-science report. It is a code red for humanity, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and given that the report concludes the entirety of the warming is due to human gree...

Scientists have warned for decades that we were changing the climate in a way that would have devastating impacts on the planet and our lives. A landmark report on Monday showed thats already happening, and faster than we expected. The findings, by the UN Intergovernmental Panel ...

The sixth version of the IPCC climate report was released on Monday, and it predicts a dire future. Global warming is advancing dangerously and in ways that will change the lives of our children. The report is 1,300 pages of serious and well considered science. It or at least th...

Lawmakers and top climate officials in President Joe Bidens administration sounded the alarm on Monday in response to a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, urging nations to swiftly limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. If Senators...

I live in a valley surrounded by jagged mountains the kind that attract the Winter Olympics. This weekend, wildfire smoke was so thick that it blotted them out completely, making Utah look like the Great Plains. The sun was reduced to a pinhole of hellish red. Anyone who stepped...

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced. In the past few weeks alone, wildfires have emerged across the globe, brutal heatwaves have devastated American cities, and flooding has claimed the lives of hundreds in Europe and Asia combined. As the eff...

Mondays report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) represents the most comprehensive and conclusive state of the science on the climate crisis: why it is happening, how it is impacting every region of the planet, how much worse things are set ...

As the world battles historic droughts, landscape-altering wildfires and deadly floods, a landmark report from global scientists says the window is rapidly closing to cut our reliance on fossil fuels and avoid catastrophic changes that would transform life as we know it. The stat...

A crucial system of currents in the Atlantic Ocean that helps control temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere and has implications for the entire planets weather systems is showing signs of instability due to human-made climate change, scientists say. Its collapse would have dire...

With the gas mileage and auto pollution decisions President Joe Biden is expected to announce in coming days, environmentalists are increasingly worried the administration will yield to automakers pressure and adopt modest limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, instead of ...

Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water. Its the third instance of extreme melting in t...

Firefighters in the West have witnessed loss beyond measure and are yet again gearing up for another devastating fire season, especially in California. Jesse Alexander, the chief for the Yuba City Fire Department in California, and his crew have been on the front lines of some of...

Cars stranded in streets turned to rivers. Bus passengers rescued by raft. Train stations submerged, sparking travel chaos. The now-familiar scenes of a city inundated by floods played out in London over the weekend, when heavy rainfall put parts of the UK capital underwater. Whe...

There is nothing more dear to us than our food culture what our momma cooks, what our grandma fed us. Being told that what is on our plate is hurting the planet can feel like a threat to our souls. Science and innovation are bringing a dizzying number of new meat alternatives, f...

As record heat waves hit western North America and deadly floods swept Germany, the growing risks associated with climate change have grabbed headlines, and prompted widespread discussions in the West. Scientists have been warning for years that the climate crisis would amplify e...

Americas infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather events in recent weeks spurred by climate change, raising concerns among officials that the nations roads, bridges and even commercial flights cant stand the severe conditions. With roads buckling in the Pacific Nor...

It was the trees that my family loved most about California: the coast redwoods, Monterey cypress and giant sequoias that have stood watch and borne witness to the passage of time for a million years. And it was the trees, now parched and burning in a world radically altered by t...

Until recently, climate change had been talked about as a future threat. Its frontlines were portrayed as remote places like the Arctic, where polar bears are running out of sea ice to hunt from. Sea level rise and extreme drought was a problem for the developing world. But in th...

European officials have said climate change contributed to this weeks extreme flooding, which has left entire towns submerged and more than 120 people dead. Scientists have for decades warned that climate change will make extreme weather events, including heavy rain and deadly fl...

The European Union has unveiled some of the worlds most ambitious proposals to reduce carbon emissions and wean its 27 members off fossil fuels, including taxes on emissions-heavy imports into the union and non-renewable energy, such as oil, gas and coal. The package of measures ...

Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democrats most pivotal swing vote, expressed his most serious concerns yet about a key element in their partys $3.5 trillion sweeping economic plan: Provisions dealing with climate change that have been sought by progressives. Manchin, who hails from coal-pr...

The Pacific Northwest heat wave in late June was a mass casualty event, officials said. Hundreds of people likely died in the multi-day, record-breaking heat, and the death toll continues to rise. Officials are still investigating the cause of dozens of deaths that occurred durin...

After a deadly, climate change-fueled heat wave smothered the Pacific Northwest at the end of June, historic heat threatens records once again, particularly in the drought-stricken Southwest region. More than 30 million people are under heat warnings and advisories. The National ...

The record drought scorching the western US including my state, North Dakota is becoming an all-too-familiar story. For farmers like me, it seems like nowadays we have more bad years than good. Every season brings another unprecedented catastrophe, affecting crops regionally or...

Selina Neirok Leem grew up listening to the Pacific Ocean at her home in the Marshall Islands. She watched high tides wash over the islands seawalls, and her family trekked inland when the storm surge from tropical cyclones destroyed homes close to the shore. It was during those ...

The average body size of humans has fluctuated significantly over the last million years and is linked to a changing climate, according to research published Thursday. A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the University of Tubingen in...

Hundreds dead in a historic heat wave. A Canadian village burned to the ground. Water shortages. Animals competing for food. The culprit? Humans, according to climate change scientists. The unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest in late June would have been virtually im...

Four interconnected pieces of climate change-related news from the past two weeks reveal Americas predicament. And they also show the way forward, which ultimately must include oil companies paying restitution for damage that they have done to the climate and humanity for decades...

As the planet warms, a study found that male dragonflies are losing a crucial feature they typically use to attract female mates: the ornate black patterns on their wings. The new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that male dr...

Sen. Ron Johnson insisted again last week that he is not a climate change denier, but CNNs KFile found video of him from just weeks earlier telling a Republican group that it is bullsh*t. I dont know about you guys, but I think climate change is as Lord Monckton said bullsh*t, ...

The tiny town of Lytton has come to hold a grim record. On Tuesday, it experienced Canadas highest-ever temperature, in an unprecedented heat wave that has over a week killed hundreds of people and triggered more than 240 wildfires across British Columbia, most of which are still...

The elephants we know and love today may be the ultimate survivors. While there are only three species of elephants now all of which are endangered and can be found across Africa and Asia they once belonged to a group called proboscideans that included 185 species living around...

As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the deadly tragedy. Among a long list of hypotheses: climate change. Sea level rise, higher ...

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said climate change is driving an increased threat from wildfires as he announced new federal response plans during a meeting with governors from western states facing a record-breaking heat wave. Right now we have to act and act fast. Were late i...

The European Council adopted a climate change law Monday that legally obliges its 27 nations to collectively slash greenhouse emissions by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels and to become a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050. The European Union and several other nations increased ple...

As temperatures surged past 100 degrees, Bree Oswill gathered all the blankets and towels she could find and taped them to every window that didnt have a shade. She doesnt have central air conditioning and wanted to prevent every bit of sunlight and heat from entering her home. G...

The United Kingdom will fail to meet its historic climate promises if the government doesnt urgently put policies in place to reach its goal of decarbonizing the economy, according to its official climate watchdog. The Climate Change Committee, which advises the government on emi...

Climate change is the driving force of a developing food crisis in southern Madagascar, the UNs World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. The African island has been plagued with back-to-back droughts its worst in four decades which have pushed 1.14 million people right to the ver...

As extreme drought plagues the Western US and more intense storms brew in the tropics, climate-minded people joined scientists and meteorologists on Monday in a campaign to turn the worlds attention toward the climate crisis. At its core, the #ShowYourStripes campaign is a visual...

The planet is trapping roughly double the amount of heat in the atmosphere than it did nearly 15 years ago, according to an alarming new analysis from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers say its a remarkable amount of energy that is already h...

With upwards of 300 record-high temperatures in jeopardy this week, more than an eighth of the US population over 40 million people are on alert across the western US for a long-lasting, potentially lethal heat wave. No easy way to say this, so well just cut straight to the cha...

Climate change is rarely a main talking point at the G7 leaders summit, but as US President Joe Biden proclaimed that America is back at the table on the final day of this years meeting, by extension, so too was climate change. Past summits with Donald Trump representing the Unit...

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas made an argument about climate change at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that appeared to elicit confusion from a government official and ridicule on Twitter. During the Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing, Gohmert appeared to draw a...

Investors managing more than $41 trillion in assets are loudly calling on world leaders to immediately step up their climate game if they dont want to miss out on a wave of clean energy investment. More than 450 major investors signed a letter that was released Thursday urging go...

Climate change poses serious risks to the stability of the financial system, a senior International Monetary Fund official told CNN Business. Tobias Adrian, director of the IMFs monetary and capital markets department, said the climate crisis could absolutely ignite a financial c...

The 61 human skeletons unearthed in the Nile Valley in the 1960s in what is now Sudan have long been regarded as the earliest evidence of organized warfare between humans. The remains uncovered at Jebel Sahaba, which are more than 13,000 years old, show injuries sustained as a re...

A Dutch court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must dramatically reduce its carbon emissions in a landmark climate decision that could have far reaching consequences for oil companies. The company must slash its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels, according to a judgme...

Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this years Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday by the British Association for Sustainable Sport, details the concerns of leading athletes and scientists about the health...

Dead trees and art may be an unusual combination, but the pairing is part of a new display in New Yorks Madison Square Park designed to highlight a particular phenomenon of climate change: the loss of forests around the world. The display is called Ghost Forest, a term that refer...

Chinas annual emissions exceeded those of all developed nations combined in 2019, the first time this has happened since national greenhouse gas emissions have been measured, according to a new report from the Rhodium Group. Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to make his coun...

President Joe Biden on Friday highlighted the economic opportunities of climate action a day after announcing an ambitious new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the Leaders Summit on Climate from the White House. Todays final session is not about the threat that climate ...

President Joe Biden on Thursday kicked off a virtual climate summit attended by 40 other world leaders by announcing an ambitious cut in greenhouse gas emissions as he looks to put the US back at the center of the global effort to address the climate crisis and curb carbon emissi...

As weather experts and climatologists discussed the new climate normals being released next month, they came to a conclusion: Climate change is clearly seen in these new normals, said Mike Palecki, a project manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) ...

President Joe Bidens ability to galvanize global momentum faces its first major test this week when he convenes 40 of his foreign counterparts for talks on combating the climate crisis. At the virtual summits center will be an aggressive new pledge to halve US carbon emissions, a...

Senior Biden administration officials this week will answer questions on how President Joe Biden plans to remake US climate policy in a globally broadcast CNN town hall, the network announced Monday. CNN Town Hall: The Climate Crisis will air Friday at 10 p.m. ET. It coincides wi...

A consensus appears to be taking root in Corporate America: Whats good for the environment can also be good for business. As President Joe Biden prepares to bring 40 world leaders together for a two-day climate summit this week, big businesses have been amplifying their sustainab...

The US and China have agreed to cooperate on climate change after two days of high-profile meetings in Shanghai, despite rising tensions between the two countries. In a joint statement released on Sunday, Washington and Beijing said the climate crisis must be addressed with serio...

Apple has announced a $200 million investment fund designed to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere and support sustainable forestry and to generate financial returns for the company. Called the Restore Fund, the effort aims to remove 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxi...

Google Earth users can now see the striking effect of climate change over the past four decades. Googles latest feature, Timelapse, is an eye opening, technical feat that provides visual evidence of how the Earth has changed due to climate change and human behavior. The tool take...

This enemy does not recognize geopolitical borders. It has the power to wreak havoc on national economies, to cost people their livelihoods and their lives. It seeps through the smallest cracks in our social fabric, targeting the poor and the vulnerable among us. Sound familiar? ...

Tracy thought shed built her forever home. She and her 5-year-old granddaughter live in an energy-efficient house in Northern California that Tracy designed by a pond thats frequented by otters, ducks and herons (oh my!). Then came the fires, the smoke, the evacuations, the days...

The devastating storms struck more than 1,000 miles away from the US-Mexico border, wiping out homes, crops and jobs. Now, months later, some migrants hoping to start over in the United States say the hurricanes are a big reason behind their decision to head north. The house fell...

Summer weather could grow to half a year in length by the end of this century if no mitigation efforts are done on climate change, according to a new study. In about the past 60 years, summer has increased by 17 days on average across the globe. Summers are getting longer and hot...

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it has relaunched its climate change website as part of the Biden administrations efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The digital reboot marks a shift from the Trump administrations approach, in which several changes were m...

Americans of color who were once forced to purchase houses in less-desirable neighborhoods are now in greater danger of losing their homes to flooding caused by climate change, according to a new study. During the early 20th century, US consumer banks routinely engaged in a syste...

CNN published an opinion piece on Feb. 10 with the headline, Plant trees, sure. But to save the climate, we should also cut them down. This piece omitted some vital facts and science. While the piece did not call for a broad expansion of logging, I think its important for readers...

Central banks are usually tasked with keeping inflation in check, while promoting economic growth and employment. Now, add fighting the climate crisis to the list. On Wednesday, the Bank of England was given a new mandate to support the UK governments ambition to become a net zer...

Remember the movie, The Day After Tomorrow, in which a catastrophic series of global disasters strike after climate change causes the worlds ocean currents to stop? Well, new research reveals Earths major ocean currents are slowing down, and though the consequences will not be as...

The planet is on red alert because governments are failing to meet their climate change goals, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday. He described 2021 as a make or break year following the release of a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC...

Wildfires and hurricane-force winds produce stunning videos and headlines, but flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. And almost no place in the country is immune as 98% of all counties in the US have experienced at least one flooding event....

America, welcome back to the frontline of the global fight against climate change. On Friday, President Joe Biden delivered on a key climate campaign pledge by re-joining the Paris Agreement the international climate accord agreed in 2015 by world nations to tackle global warmin...

The massive crater appeared violently and explosively in the Siberian tundra last year a powerful blowout of methane gas throwing ice and rock hundreds of feet away and leaving a gaping circular scar in the empty and eerie landscape. It was the 17th hole to appear in the remote ...

In Oslo, the street lamps are powered by renewables. To conserve energy, the smart lights dim when nobody is around. The Norwegian capital, like the rest of the country, is proud of its exceptional green credentials. Its public transportation system too is powered entirely by ren...

Allergies arent just a sneezy seasonal annoyance. Hay fever has major health and economic consequences. It exacerbates asthma and weakens defenses against respiratory viruses, resulting in more emergency room visits and disrupted schooling and work. Climate change has already mad...

A Paris court has found France legally responsible for its failure to meet targets intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The lawsuit was launched by four NGOs, including Greenpeace France and Oxfam France, following an online petition that gathered 2.3 million signatures ...

Joe Manchin once shot a hole in the climate-saving plan of his own party. Literally. It was 2010 and, as he ran to be a senator from coal country, the Democrat reminded West Virginia that I sued the EPA and will take dead aim at the Cap-and-Trade bill, before raising his rifle an...

Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that climate change is a global emergency, according to a survey of 1.2 million people in dozens of countries around the globe and many want urgent action to tackle the problem. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which ran t...

The Commerce Departments Office of Inspector General said it will investigate how two former Trump officials posted dubious papers questioning man-made climate change using government logos but without the approval of the Trump administration. After careful consideration, we deci...

The American Petroleum Institute, the nations largest and most powerful oil lobby, is losing one of its biggest members over a disagreement about addressing the climate crisis. Frances Total announced Friday it is quitting the API because of the lobbys stances on regulation and c...

US greenhouse gas emissions dropped dramatically in 2020, helping the country meet one of its long-standing climate targets. But the dip came at a great economic cost and experts warn that unless climate action becomes a priority, emissions will bounce back quickly. The crisis s...

Baby sharks are being born smaller, undernourished and exhausted as climate change warms the worlds oceans, researchers say. Researchers examined the effects of warming temperatures on the growth, development and physiology of the Great Barrier Reefs epaulette sharks, testing emb...

Global average temperatures last year were tied for the hottest on record, capping what was also the planets hottest decade ever recorded, according to new data analysis released Friday. The last six years are now the hottest six on record, with 2020 on par with 2016 as the hotte...

We may look to be strange bedfellows a global leader on climate change and the chief executive of a multinational oil company but we share two characteristics that the world needs more than ever: stubborn optimism and a fierce commitment to inclusivity. Both are qualities that ...

2020 was supposed to be the watershed moment for action on climate change, the year the world woke up to the challenge and started taking it seriously. Instead, it has symbolically topped a decade of wasted climate promises. Inspired by a wave of climate activism, national leader...

President-elect Joe Biden will restore key features of the presidency that have been absent for the past four years, chief among them a belief that humans cause climate change. Biden made his commitment to science abundantly clear in announcing the nominations of his economic, he...

The world just experienced its hottest November on record while Europe had its warmest fall, according to an alarming report from the European Unions Copernicus Climate Change Service. Temperatures were most elevated in a large region across northern Europe, Siberia and the Arcti...

Low-lying atolls in the Pacific Ocean have long been considered some of the most vulnerable areas to climate change, as rising sea levels threaten to submerge them. But over the past decade, scientists have noted a puzzling phenomenon: some islands are getting bigger. A new study...

Governments of the world are at a critical juncture for shaping the climates future but are on course to produce too many fossil fuels in the decade ahead, a new report has found. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) which scientists say would ...

Trees will start to shed their leaves earlier as the planet warms, a new study has suggested, contradicting previous assumptions that warming temperatures are delaying the onset of fall. Every year, in a process known as senescence, the leaves of deciduous trees turn yellow, oran...

When it rained, people used to see it as a good omen. Now in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, they see the drops falling from the sky with terror. After two Category 4 hurricanes this month, communities in these Central American countries have witnessed rivers overflowing from ...

President-elect Joe Biden has committed more explicitly than any nominee before him to dramatic steps against the climate crisis, but he faces the same geographic puzzle that has precluded congressional action on the challenge for years. Although Biden won the popular vote by a m...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he will give $791 million in grants as part of his Bezos Earth Fund to 16 organizations that are working to protect the environment. The fund is part of the CEOs $10 billion pledge to support scientists, activists, NGOs and organiza...

Joe Bidens victory in the US presidential election makes us hopeful for our collective future on Earth. We are confident that under his leadership public trust in facts, in science, and in international collaboration to solve global problems will be restored. In doing so, the Pre...

The climate crisis has become a key issue not just for American voters in this US election but people across the world. What the next president does or doesnt do over the next four years will have a profound impact on the whether the world is able to avert the worst effects of c...

In the final presidential debate Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden called climate change an existential threat to humanity that we have a moral obligation to address. Whoever leads the country for the next four years in January has an opportunity to substantially reduce ca...

For companies around the world and across industries, sustainability has rapidly gone from a nice-to-have to a business imperative. Global brands including Amazon (AMZN), McDonalds (MCD), Ikea and General Motors have announced ambitious plans to eliminate single-use plastics, red...

One morning in early October, a now-familiar scene unfolded on a beach in Western Australia. A shark had attacked a surfer, who was missing. Authorities sent drones into the sky for aerial surveillance, emergency workers jumped onto boats to scour the area, and medics waited on s...

When the winds of a storm in the Atlantic Ocean reach a certain speed 39 mph that storm is given a human name from a list created by the World Meteorological Organization. This act of naming is no accident. In general, humans care about other humans, so when we humanize somethi...

A Brazilian court blocked governments move to revoke key regulations protecting the countrys tropical mangroves after the move was fiercely criticized by environmental and climate groups. The decision by the court came just a day after Brazils National Environment Council, known ...

Numerous scientists have studied how the 1918 flu spread to become the deadliest pandemic in history and which interventions worked, research that is becoming increasingly relevant during the current coronavirus crisis. But little research has been done on how environmental condi...

A British teenager has staged a protest against climate change inside the Arctic Circle. In the worlds most northerly climate strike, Mya-Rose Craig, a passionate ornithologist and nature, climate and equal rights campaigner, was photographed protesting on an ice floe at the Arct...

Orange wax streams down the back of a sculpture of a Florida panther, sending a message. She will soon be gone, leaving her cub behind. The melting wax panther is an artistic metaphor for the toll human-caused climate change is taking on Floridas wildlife and people. And scientis...

If you thought Covid-19 restrictions, like enforced lockdowns and social distancing, would put a lasting dent in our collective carbon footprint and save the world from warming, you were mistaken. Earlier this year, in the midst of a horrific news cycle and a rapidly mounting dea...

Itll start getting cooler. You just watch. Just as he has tried at times with the Covid-19 pandemic, President Trumps solution to climate change seems to be to wish it away. When presented with facts by Gov. Gavin Newsom of California and then Wade Crowfoot, secretary of Californ...

Scientists believe global warming is influencing hurricanes and making their impacts worse. And Hurricane Sally looks to be checking all their boxes. Heres how: Sally officially experienced rapid intensification, a term that refers to a storms maximum sustained winds increasing a...

A longtime climate change skeptic has been appointed by the Trump administration to help run the federal agency charged with producing much of the climate research funded by the government, The Washington Post reported Sunday. David Legates, who was a professor at the University ...

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday pushed back on President Donald Trumps frequent characterization of wildfires, like those currently ravaging the West Coast, as simply a forest management issue. Its been very clear that years of drought, as were seeing, whether its too m...

For West Coast residents, the anxiety that comes with fire season is all too familiar. Its common to have an emergency bag filled with items like a first-aid kit, a flashlight, a portable cellphone battery pack and a map marked with at least two evacuation routes at the ready. ...

Protesters in Lebanon and Iraq in the last year have turned their ire not only against conditions in their own countries, but against Irans corrosive influence in them. Past Palestinian protests in Gaza against the Iran-supported terrorist group Hamas, and protests in Iran itself...

President Donald Trump is now not just downplaying the coronavirus hes resorting to absurd historical allusions about great World War II leaders to try to disguise his culpability in 190,000 American deaths. Trump ridiculously invoked the former British Prime Minister Winston Ch...

Entire towns have been burned to the ground. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes. And apocalyptic scenes played out in San Francisco, as the city was blanketed in smoke so thick it blocked out the sun. The scale of the fires burning in the Western US right now are unpr...

Rio Tinto (RIO) CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques has resigned under pressure from investors over the companys destruction of a 46,000-year-old sacred Indigenous site in Australia to expand an iron ore mine. Jacques will leave once his successor is chosen or at the end of next March, wh...

Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found. When Covid-19 hit China in January, the Ministry of Education postponed the start of spring semester to late April. That ...

The future of a nearly complete gas pipeline that promises to strengthen Russias grip on Europes energy supply has been thrown into doubt following the poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny. The German government has not ruled out consequences for the Nord Stream 2 pipeli...

As we remember the tragedy of 9/11 and honor the thousands who lost their lives, we find ourselves in the midst of another tragedy. More than 191,000 Americans have died from Covid-19, and as many more could die by the end of the year. Though the present situation is different in...

[Breaking news update at 11:00 p.m. ET] Authorities found seven bodies in Northern California on Thursday as firefighters battled multiple ravaging wildfires, raising the total number of victims in the state to 10. At least five others have been killed in Washington state and Ore...

Scientists have pointed to beef as one major culprit in climate change. But that doesnt mean all burgers are created equal. Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock represent 14.5% of all emissions produced by human activity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of t...

BP is moving into offshore wind power for the first time with a $1.1 billion investment in the United States, as the company pushes into clean energy following a century of oil exploration. BP (BP) said in a statement on Thursday that it will buy a 50% stake in Equinors Empire Wi...

La Nina is here, which could mean a cold and stormier winter than normal across the North, while the southern tier stays drier, with warmer than average temperatures. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday the arrival of La Nina, advising that cond...

In a usual NFL offseason, the news of Patrick Mahomes signing the wealthiest contract in sports history would be one of the biggest maybe the biggest stories of the summer for the league . But as the $450 million man led the Kansas City Chiefs against the Houston Texans on Thur...

The global climate crisis could see more than a billion people displaced from their homes in the next 30 years, as ecological disasters drive mass migrations and greater armed conflict, according to a new report released Wednesday. The Ecological Threat Register, conducted by the...

Deep channels discovered under the Antarctics so-called Doomsday glacier may be allowing warm ocean water to melt the underside of ice, according to scientists collecting data from an area crucial to understanding sea-level rise. The findings published in The Cryosphere journal s...

The worlds wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in just over four decades, with human consumption behind the devastating decline, the World Wildlife Fund warned in a new report released Wednesday. The Living Planet Report 2020 assessed the population declines see...

The far-reaching consequences of climate change have the ability to create chaos in the financial system and disrupt the American economy, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report, the first of its kind by a US government entity, calls for Congress to swiftly ...

Surprise! Donald Trump has a credibility problem. The US President is still raging about an article in The Atlantic that said he had skipped a trip to a World War I cemetery in France because he was afraid rain might mess up his hair. But claims that he called dead US soldiers lo...

Keeping food fresh without refrigeration is near impossible in the scorching climate of sub-Saharan Africa. But its hard to power fridges in a region where almost 600 million people live off the grid. Thats where Brazils Youmma comes in. The company has developed a pay-as-you-go ...

Fifteen states are suing the Bureau of Land Management, its parent agency the Interior Department and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for opening Alaskas Coastal Plain up to oil and gas leasing in 2017 in what they say is a violation of environmental laws. Defendants insuffici...

Uber plans to offer rides exclusively in electric vehicles by 2030 in US, Canadian and European cities, and be entirely free of emissions by 2040. Ubers announcement related to the climate crisis came as it also released a report that acknowledged its vehicles are less climate ef...

UK police have arrested 13 members of the Extinction Rebellion group after climate change protesters blocked the printing presses of several Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp newspapers on Friday and Saturday, disrupting their distribution. The protest is causing major disruption to...

Jake Auchincloss, a 32-year-old formerly registered Republican, won a tough nine-way Democratic primary to likely succeed the outgoing Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy. The Marine veteran and Newton city councilor ran as an Obama-Baker Democrat, referring to the former president an...

Jack Delaney, an aspiring writer living in Brooklyn, New York, had his world turned upside down on Tuesday, when the 26-year-old found himself at the center of an apparent Russian plot to covertly insert itself into the American national conversation. It all began in July when De...

A Russian TV crew flying over the Siberian tundra this summer spotted a massive crater 30 meters (100 feet) deep and 20 meters wide striking in its size, symmetry and the explosive force of nature that it must have taken to have created it. Scientists are not sure exactly how th...

MacKenzie Scott philanthropist, author and ex-wife of Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest woman in the world. Scotts net worth is now $68 billion, propelling her past LOreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, according to Bloombergs Billionaire index. Scott re...

Wildfires raging in the Arctic Circle smashed last years records for carbon dioxide emissions, according to scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). Using CAMS Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS) data, scientists estimated that CO2 emissions from fire...

Whether your kids will be at school at all times, fully remote or on a hybrid schedule, there is a good likelihood that time will be spent making lunches at home. Im a mother of two girls whose schools are going fully remote this September, so its on my mind. So what are some str...

Raised by Wolves might be the years most original series, an audaciously cerebral science-fiction concept that covers so much ground in the premiere its hard to imagine where the show can ultimately go. Produced by Blade Runner and Aliens Ridley Scott who also directed the first...

Sen. Ed Markey beat back a bid on Tuesday from Rep. Joe Kennedy to end his nearly 50 years in elected office, humbling the Democratic Partys family dynasty that had never before lost an election in Massachusetts. The longtime legislator won the primary by campaigning as the most ...

Elle Kalisz watched both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions over the past two weeks as a person without a party. A senior at American University, Kalisz, 21, grew up in a small freight town on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin, where she was taught to work for ...

Eighty-one Nobel Prize winners endorsed Joe Biden for president in an open letter on Wednesday, citing the former vice presidents willingness to listen to experts and his deep appreciation for using science to find solutions. The Nobel laureates, winners of the Nobel Prize in Che...

Unilever is spending 1 billion ($1.2 billion) to end the use of fossil fuels in the production of its cleaning and laundry brands. The consumer products company said Wednesday that by the end of the decade, household products such as Omo, Sunlight, Cif and Domestos will be made u...

American mastodons migrated many times across thousands of miles up and down the North American continent over 800,000 years due to climate change, before going extinct 11,000 years ago, according to a new study. Mastodons were once some of the largest living land animals on Eart...

Hurricane Laura was a formidable storm when it made landfall in Louisiana on Thursday. Laura broke multiple records, including the highest water level ever recorded at the Mermentau River gauge at Grand Chenier location. The gauge topped out at 17.14 feet, more than 4 feet above ...

The words Biblical proportion come to mind, but even the Plagues of Egypt didnt come all at once. In 2020, we have giant swarms of locusts from East Africa to India, 500-year floods in Europe, fears of a dam collapse in China and Typhoon Bavi hitting the Korean Peninsula. In the ...

The orange glow from wildfires in the evening sky is a new way of life in the Golden State. A lightning siege of over 12,000 strikes in 10 days ignited over 600 wildfires. Two of which have exploded into two of the top three largest wildfires in California history. More than 1 mi...

There is no avoiding it we have to eat every day. And as the effects of climate change become increasingly evident, the choices we make about what were eating are more significant than ever. With many of us cooking at home these days, there is more of an opportunity to use food ...

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in the Bronx, New York was founded in 1905 as an Irish-Catholic refuge for a largely immigrant population in search of a spiritual home. Today, it remains a haven for immigrants from Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Over 30 years ago,...

Alaskan salmon are getting smaller due to climate change and competition, according to a new study. The authors researched over six decades of data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from 1957 to 2018 on over 12.5 million fish. The primary cause of the declining body s...

Read Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens speech to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery: Good evening. Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom: Give people light and they will find a way. Give people light. Th...

A new report released Wednesday details how 2019 was another year of extremes for Earths climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. Last year saw devastating wildfires burn through Australia; large regions including Europe, Japan, Paki...

Woolly rhinos went extinct at the end of the last ice age in Siberia about 14,000 years ago, and now ancient DNA is helping to shed light on what really happened to them and other large mammals. Previously, it was believed that humans hunted these giant animals as they spread acr...

Our enemies seem so tiny. One is a virus unleashed from the wilderness, likely by people with mouths to feed and spread by others with planes to catch. The second enemy is a molecule of heat-trapping gas methane and CO2 unleashed by people with mouths to feed and planes to catc...

Chilean explorer and photographer, Cristian Donoso, has spent over two decades traversing the wilds of Patagonia, Antarctica and the Arctic to capture images showing the impacts of climate change. Donosos exploration career began in 1996 in the rugged mountains, towering glaciers...

Apple made a major commitment to fighting climate change Tuesday, announcing plans to be entirely carbon neutral by 2030. The pledge would cover its entire business, including its supply chain, manufacturing process, and the life of its products. An iPhone bought in 2030 will hav...

For many people, there is one animal that comes to mind when they think of creatures threatened by climate change: the polar bear. In recent years, images of emaciated bears searching desperately for food have made the Arctics apex predator the poster child for the effects of glo...

When you hear people presidential candidates, policy wonks, scientists, whomever talk about the climate crisis, youre sure to get an earful of dates. Eliminate fossil fuel pollution by 2050. Cut emissions in half by 2030. Expect sea level rise perhaps a meter or so by 2100 (or ...

The prolonged heatwave in Siberia from January to June, which pushed overall temperatures 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal, would have been almost impossible if not for human-caused climate change, a new study has found. Temperatures in Siberia have bee...

There is an increasing chance that annual global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, new climate predictions from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) say. Under the 2015 Paris climate...

Solar and wind power are booming. Electric vehicles are so promising that Tesla is now worth more than ExxonMobil. Coal is collapsing. And yet energy watchdogs are warning that not nearly enough is being done to fight the climate crisis. The International Energy Agency sounded th...

As the planets oceans and rivers warm, increased heat could pose a grave threat to the fish populations the world depends on by the end of this century. Thats the alarming conclusion of a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. Among the species the authors said are ...

The beaver may be an unlikely agent of climate change, but the cuddly-looking creatures are transforming the Arctic landscape in a way that could be exacerbating global warming, a new study has suggested. With their sharp teeth, beavers fell trees and shrubs and build dams, which...

New Jersey students will start learning about climate change in kindergarten and keep studying the crisis through graduation under the states new education standards. The State Board of Education adopted the new guidelines on Wednesday which outline what will be taught to New Jer...

Green snow created by blooming algae in the Antarctic Peninsula is likely to spread as temperatures increase as a result of climate change, researchers have said, after creating the first large-scale map of the organisms and their movements. Satellite data gathered between 2017 a...

If the planet continues to warm at current levels over the next 50 years, up to 3 billion people could be living in areas that are too hot for humans, a new study has found. For thousands of years, humans have lived within a narrow climate niche where average temperatures are ide...

My dearest River, Against all odds you were conceived in a lighthouse, born during a pandemic and will taste just enough of Life as We Knew It to resent us when its gone. Im sorry. Im sorry we broke your sea and your sky and shortened the wings of the nightingale. Im sorry that t...

Editors note: Renee Lertzman Ph.D. more opinion at CNN. Thirty years ago, I sat in a darkened lecture hall listening to what was happening to our Earth because of the decisions people had made. Climate change, toxic contamination, species loss, forest fires, soil depletion: it wa...

The Earth and its inhabitants face three global crises: the pandemic crisis, the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis. Unto themselves, each already feels overwhelming in terms of public-health consequences, the speed and scale of impacts, and the transformative actions needed...

Crises tend to bring out some of the best and the worst in us. We have watched in awe and admiration as health care professionals have responded with superhuman dedication to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have heard neighbors serenading each other across balconies. Car manufacturers ...

Nightingales may be less likely to survive their annual migration because climate change is causing the songbirds to evolve shorter wings, new research has found. Scientists discovered that over the past two decades, the wingspan of nightingales from central Spain has decreased. ...

The internet has deemed 2020 canceled. And now everyones looking for a silver lining. But you know whats not a silver lining of this pandemic? Fixing the climate crisis. We havent fixed it, arent fixing it, and the way were talking about all of this is gross. Youve probably seen ...

Factories were shuttered and streets were cleared across Chinas Hubei province as authorities ordered residents to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It seems the lockdown had an unintended benefit blue skies. The average number of good quality air days increased 2...

After declining for most of the last decade, hunger is once again on the rise around the world, and climate change is a primary cause. Over 820 million people suffered from hunger in 2018, the greatest number since 2010 according to findings from a new World Meteorological Organi...

Something was different at CPAC 2020. Sure, Fox News and the NRA were in their regular spots between booths full of deplorable hammocks, Donald Trump nutcrackers and a life-size statue of the President, made of nails and posed as Superman. But in the middle of this years Conserva...

An Interior Department official pushed misleading information about climate change into the agencys reports, according to The New York Times, at a time when the Trump administration has rolled back environmental protection regulations and repeatedly downplayed the effects of the ...

A warming planet has major ramifications on winter snowpack across the globe, including a long-term drying trend for many. Thats a concern for winter sports enthusiasts and communities that depend on snow throughout the year. Not many understand this better than the climate advoc...

Take a moment to cherish your plants and appreciate the animals you see around you. In 50 years, a third of them may no longer exist. Using data from surveys that studied 538 animals, insects and plants from 581 sites across the globe, researchers John J. Wiens and Cristian Roman...

The Colorado River which provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles has seen its flow dwindle by 20 percent compared to the last century, and scientists have found that climate change is mainly to blame. The researchers found that more than half of...

Climate change could destroy almost all of Earths coral reef habitats by 2100, according to new research. About 70-90% of all existing coral reefs are expected to disappear in the next 20 years due to warming oceans, acidic water and pollution, said scientists from the University...

At first glance, Christiana Figueres doesnt have that many reasons to be optimistic. The Costa Rican diplomat played a pivotal role in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. But while the deal was widely praised as a landmark achievement, it has since begun to crumble. ...

Jeff Bezos is throwing his weight and wealth behind the fight against climate change months after Amazon employees publicly pressured him and the company to do more to address the issue. The Amazon (AMZN) CEO on Monday announced a new fund to back scientists, activists and orga...

This week, an iceberg the size of Atlanta broke off a glacier. Researchers discovered a dramatic decline in Antarctic penguin colonies. And Antarctica may have just registered its hottest temperature ever. In case all of that was not enough to make you at least a little concerned...

An executive order signed this week by Gov. Phil Murphy will make New Jerseys climate change regulations among the toughest in the nation. The order, which will require that rising sea levels and other effects of climate change be considered during the permitting process for buil...

Rising temperatures triggering extreme weather events around the world could result in an increase in heat-related illnesses and deaths, as well as the threat of new infectious diseases, according to experts. We just wrapped the planets second-hottest year and the hottest decade ...

There is an increasingly dangerous disconnect between the urgency of our climate emergency and our failure to do anything about it. Its not as if we dont understand the severity of the problem. The global elite believe that the top five risks facing the world today are all enviro...

The proportion of Americans who are alarmed by global warming tripled over the last five years and is now at an all-time high, a new survey shows. Almost 6 in 10 Americans are either alarmed or concerned by global warming, marking what researchers say is a major shift in public p...

The worlds oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every second, scientists have said. A new study released on Monday showed that 2019 was yet another year of record-setting ocean warming, with water temperatures reach...

Editors Note: A version of this story first published in September 2019. The story has been updated with additional administration actions. An impeachment trial looms and a major Middle East crisis is unfolding with Iran. Still, the Trump administration has remained steadfast in ...

Hurricanes, wildfires and floods cost the world $150 billion in 2019 and losses for business and the economy are only expected to increase, because of a decade-long rise in natural catastrophes with direct links to climate change. Munich Re, one of the worlds largest reinsurance ...

Whats that worn-out phrase? Shouting into the wind? Well, after a decade of rising pollution, failed politics and worsening disasters, it seems the many, many of us who care about the climate crisis increasingly are shouting into the hurricane, if not the apocalypse. On the cusp ...

The worlds most disaster-prone region felt the harsh reality of the climate crisis in 2019. Toxic smog shrouded Asian megacities, hundreds died in flooding and landslides, cyclones battered coastlines and bushfires, droughts and deadly heatwaves led to towns and cities almost run...

The stark reality of climate change is that even the cities that seem best defended against rising sea levels face the potential of catastrophic flooding. Take London, capital of the UK. Its in a strong position: Wealthy, with a government that recognizes the danger of climate ch...

The message from climate activists was passionate, the warning from the scientific community and countries already experiencing the effects of climate change, urgent. The action from world powers has been excruciatingly slow and inadequate. What had been scheduled as a 12-day sum...

The world needs to reach peak meat within the next 10 years to combat the effects of climate change, scientists have warned. In a letter to The Lancet Planetary Health Journal, they said all but the poorest countries needed to set a time frame for livestock production to stop gro...

The Arctics snow and ice are the planets air-conditioner, reflecting the suns energy back into space and keeping temperatures around the North Pole cool. But a new report shows there are signs that this critical cooling system may be breaking down, and the impacts of what is happ...

Policies designed to combat climate change could permanently slash the value of companies around the world by up to $2.3 trillion. Thats according to a new report from Principles for Responsible Investment that examines how inevitable policies such as banning internal combustion ...

President Donald Trumps move to begin pulling out of the Paris Agreement last month signaled to world leaders that the US government is stepping away from the global push to stop the climate crisis. But as world leaders gather in Madrid this week to refine their pledges to cut he...

Climate-fueled disasters have forced about 20 million people a year to leave their homes in the past decade equivalent to one every two seconds according to a new report from Oxfam. This makes the climate the biggest driver of internal displacement for the period, with the worl...

Women are at risk of giving birth early due to warmer temperatures brought on by the climate crisis, a new study finds. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that on days when temperatures soar past 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius), b...

When I think of the incredible challenges we must confront in the face of a changing climate, my mind focuses on young people. Eventually, they will be the ones either to enjoy the fruits or bear the burdens resulting from actions taken today. I think of my 9-year-old granddaught...

The Earth is heading toward a global tipping point if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid an existential threat to civilization. The group of researchers, who published a commentary in the journal Nat...

A new United Nations report paints a bleak picture: The commitments countries pledged to limit the climate crisis are nowhere near enough to stave off record-high temperatures. Delaying change any further will make it impossible to reach desired temperature goals. The time for ra...

In a remote community in Northern Canada, beside the Arctic Ocean, is a beach encrusted with burnt trash plastic, glass, batteries, compost and all kinds of detritus. When a young inventor stumbled upon the desecrated coastline during a 2017 expedition to the region, she cried a...

Keep it in the ground has long been a favorite slogan of the environmental movement aimed at the coal, oil and gas industries, and the catchphrase is based in science. For years, scientists have warned that without shifting energy consumption from fossil fuels to renewable source...

The climate crisis is already hurting our health and it could burden generations to come with lifelong health problems, a new report finds. It could challenge already overwhelmed health systems and undermine much of the medical progress that has been made in the last century. If ...

As we rolled into November, scientists discovered last month was the warmest October on record globally. The European Unions Copernicus Climate Change Service, which analyzes temperature data from around the planet, said October 2019 was the warmest in their data record, which go...

From next year, Italian school students in every grade will be required to study climate change and sustainability, in an attempt to position the country as a world leader in environmental education. Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti, of the anti-establishment Five Star Movem...

How many scientists does it take to convince the world to take climate change seriously? More than 11,000 researchers from around the world on Tuesday issued a grim warning of the untold suffering that will be caused by climate change if humanity doesnt change its ways. The group...

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin formally withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, the first step in a year-long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet-warming gases. Today the United States began the process to ...

Its the new way of life in the Golden State. More than a dozen wildfires displace hundreds of thousands of Californians. Nearly 30 million people from California to Arizona wake up to red-flag warnings that signal conditions ripe for fire danger. Utilities throw entire communitie...

Its a bird emergency. And we can all be the first responders. Alarming new research by the National Audubon Society finds two-thirds of North American bird species 389 different species are at risk of extinction from climate change. Many people were shocked by a recent, indepen...

While polls suggest Joe Biden leads among black voters, please read the fine print. Although Barack Obamas vice president touts his African-American support by saying I think they know me, in reality that support is conditional, more specifically generational, and therefore flims...

In the port of Antwerp in Belgium, a small boat whizzes around, shuttling 16 passengers back and forth. The Hydroville is fast, silent and, most strikingly, it produces zero pollution. Built by Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), its the worlds first sea-faring vessel to burn hydroge...

When Greta Thunberg began her speech to the United Nations, it was clear from the start that her address to world leaders would be different. My message is that well be watching you. The line was met by applause and some laughs, but her expression signaled that this was no laughi...

A major UN report released this week shows the sea level is rising around the globe, which means people who live in coastal cities face real risks from losing their property, and in some cases their live, to the rising ocean and the intense storms these warmer waters bring. And i...

Cities from New York to Shanghai could see regular flooding, as sea levels rise faster than previously thought. Glaciers and ice sheets from the Himalayas to Antarctica are rapidly melting. And the fisheries that feed millions of people are shrinking. These are just some of the i...

Humanity is exacting a terrible toll on the ocean. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate later this week. Its overarching message will be that global warming, combined with the negati...

Listeners of WNYCs daily program The Brian Lehrer Show say theyre limiting their use of plastics. Theyre using bamboo toothbrushes. Theyre making their own coffee with a French press. Theyre purchasing reusable cups. Its all part of Lehrers #PlasticChallenge, which he launched la...

Amazon employees walked out in protest on Friday over the companys inaction on climate change. The protest, which was organized by an internal group called Amazon (AMZN) Employees for Climate Justice, was captured in video clips posted to social media. The group claimed more than...

Investors managing assets worth $35 trillion are sending a message to governments and companies: Do more to fight climate change. A group of 515 investors on Wednesday urged policymakers to act with the utmost urgency to comply with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, ...

Nestle has pledged to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal that requires many changes from the worlds biggest food producer and the farmers it works with. By helping protect its supply chain from extreme weather, Nestle aims to protect its bottom line. It also ...

Hurricanes are the most violent storms on the planet, and strong storms are getting stronger thanks to warmer oceans. Dorian, the second strongest Atlantic hurricane in modern record, is a prime example of storms reaching the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale...

Not sure how we found ourselves in this climate crisis? Still on the fence about how much the planet is warming and how much of it is caused by humans? Here are the facts to get you up to speed before the CNN Climate Town Hall with 10 of the leading 2020 Democratic presidential c...

Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination and most scientists say the climate crisis is the existential threat of our time, while President Donald Trump once claimed its a hoax cooked up by the Chinese. Trump also said at last months G7 meeting that Im an environmenta...

Ive been a meteorologist at CNN since 1999. And for a long time I didnt think that global warming gasses would overwhelm the earth enough to change its climate. As a skeptic, I didnt deny climate change existed. I was questioning the data behind the science. One big number ultima...

The voter passionately motivated by climate change was once something of an anomaly. But that is changing as President Donald Trump has systematically unraveled the nations environmental regulations at the same time that Americans have witnessed a series of climate-related crises...

In almost every corner of his administration, President Donald Trump has veered sharply from the policies of his predecessor and even past Republicans. But his rollback of regulations designed to limit global warming is one of the clearest ways he has worked to erase a cornersto...

Scientists say they are bidding farewell to Okjokull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, in a funeral of sorts. Researchers will gather Sunday in Borgarfjorur, Iceland, to memorialize Okjokull, known as Ok for short, after it lost its status as a glacier in 2014....

There are significant issues plaguing our nation, however, few carry the long-term impact of climate change. But when it comes to the voices leading this fight, those voices are rarely from the communities that disproportionately bear the burden of climate change, pollution, and ...

The dominant greenhouse gases released into the Earths atmosphere reached record levels in 2018, and their global warming power is now 43% stronger than in 1990, according to a new report by the American Meteorological Society released Monday. The State of the Climate in 2018 stu...

It is a brutal time to be an American farmer. Hammered by trade wars, a climate crisis and the worst income-to-debt ratio in a generation, calls to Farm Aid crisis lines have doubled in some states, and the website for Iowa corn growers now includes a page on suicide prevention. ...

The IPCC report highlights the vicious cycle of climate change and land degradationLand use produces almost a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissionsTo stave off the worst effects of climate change, humans need to stop converting land Humans have damaged around a quarter ...

Investors worried about climate change are warning the worlds biggest cement producers to reduce their emissions or face extinction. A group of investors that manages $2 trillion on Monday pressured cement makers to accelerate efforts to reduce their emissions. The coalition is m...

More than 400 locations across the United States reached record-breaking temperatures last week. During that same span, only about 100 areas saw record-breaking lows. While this 4-1 record ratio can mainly be attributed to this weeks heat wave, it doesnt stray too far from the 2-...

Climate change caused the increase in size of wildfires occurring across California in the last 50 years, according to a new study published in this weeks journal Earths Future. Since the early 1970s, California wildfires have increased in size by eight times, the study says, and...

Rich people dont just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us they also have bigger carbon footprints. The more stuff you own, and the more you travel, the more fossils fuels are burned, and the more greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphe...

In a city where sunny day floods increased 400% in a decade, rising seas are changing the old real estate mantra of location, location, location. In Miami these days, its all about elevation, elevation, elevation. And long before melted ice caps wash over Ocean Drive, one of Amer...

America confronts a long list of critical problems and they all require urgent attention. But among them, two issues stand out: catastrophic climate change and nuclear war are unique in the threat they pose to the very survival of human civilization. The enormity and imminence of...

Legal action on climate change has become a global phenomenon, with lawsuits launched against governments and corporate interests in 28 countries so far, according to new research published Thursday. A report from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics ...

Americas liquefied natural gas boom has a climate change problem, according to a report released on Monday. The US energy industry is scrambling to build dozens of expensive export terminals that can be used to ship cheap natural gas to China and other fast-growing economies that...

Sometimes you have to read something to believe it. Vice President Mike Pences pretzel-twisting when asked by CNNs Jake Tapper whether climate change is a threat to the United States is one of those times. Heres the back and forth from State of the Union on Sunday. Its long but ...

Hundreds of climate change protesters broke into a huge open cast mine in western Germany Saturday to protest against the countrys ongoing dependence on fossil fuels. The activists, many dressed in white overalls, evaded police officers as they crossed fields and roads, before de...

As cyclones and droughts are expected to grow in frequency and intensity while global temperatures rise, humankinds closest relatives will become increasingly vulnerable to extinction, scientists say. At climate changes current pace, nearly 40% of the Earths primates will be thre...

Drastic restrictions on almost every aspect of peoples lives, from the cars they drive, the way they heat their homes, to the fridges they buy even the food stored in them. That is the reality of what awaits us in 2050 if a UK government pledge to cut greenhouse emissions to net...

Prominent climate change skeptics, including one who now advises the Trump White House, sent NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine a chain of emails last year blasting his evolving views on climate change and humanitys role in it. Bridenstine was copied on the emails, where it was s...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo downplayed climate change as a longstanding trend, suggesting that that modern societies could adapt to a changing environment, possibly with people moving to different places. The climates been changing a long time. Theres always changes that take ...

Extreme heat and more frequent floods increase the risk of diseases and injuries, according to scientists. Warmer temperatures are already triggering serious mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. A zero-carbon economy could prevent several hundred thousand prema...

Climate change is likely to cost the worlds largest public companies nearly $1 trillion over the next five years. But the opportunities for new products and services to reduce environmental damage could be worth much more. A survey published Tuesday by the charity CDP suggest tha...

Twenty days of lethal heat per year. Collapsed ecosystems. And more than 1 billion people displaced. Those are all probable scenarios that could devastate societies by 2050 if swift and dramatic action isnt taken to curb climate change, according to a think tank report backed by ...

Fresh from the latest disasters on Brexit, surely the last thing the UK needs is a state visit from the worlds provocateur-in-chief, Donald Trump. Trumps position on Brexit bring it on may be divisive, but his denialist and pro-coal view on global heating and the climate crisis...

On Friday, countless young people will flood the streets of the worlds major cities, demanding action to tackle climate change. The global movement stems from the stark reality that the window to addressing this emergency is closing. At the front of these demonstrations, there is...

As the world gets warmer, many species are clinging to survival by fleeing their natural habitats in search of new homes. A landmark report last week warned that human activity threatens one million species with extinction, and scientists say climate change is causing an unpreced...

A student in Wendy Petersen Borings climate-change-focused class said she woke at 2 a.m. and then cried for two solid hours about the warming ocean. This is a computer science major, Petersen Boring said. Petersen Boring, an associate professor of history, religious studies, wome...

In a world of troubles, the battle against climate change must take priority. That is the clear message of the 28 leading global think tanks that together comprise the Council of Councils (CoC). The CoCs 2018-2019 Report Card on International Cooperation, released today, designat...

The UK should aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, according to its chief advisory committee on climate change. If adopted, the target proposed in a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) would be the most ambitious emissions reduction goal set by...

Beto ORourke on Monday released his plan to tackle climate change in his first major policy proposal as a 2020 candidate. ORourke plans to invest $5 trillion over 10 years in infrastructure and innovation and also sets a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, according to an...

For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change. Theyre right, of course. And on Earth Day that 24-hour sliver of the calendar whe...

President Donald Trump reminded the public on Monday, in honor of Earth Day, that while his administration values the environment, environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand. Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler have publicly stated that climate change...

Climate change is having a serious impact on economic growth across the world and its worse for poor countries that already had a lot of catching up to do, according to a new study. Two Stanford University researchers modeled the country-by-country effects of global warming over...

Americas economy has not been working for a large portion of the country. Workers at the bottom of the income scale earn wages, adjusted for inflation, that are not much higher than what they were 60 years ago, while the income of a typical fulltime male worker hasnt budged much ...

Central bankers and finance regulators have warned banks to act urgently to fight climate change or risk going bust. The policymakers argue in a new report that banks must lend to responsible partners and invest sustainably or face severe economic disruption and a collapse in ass...

Whats low-tech, sustainable and possibly the most effective thing we can do to fight climate change? Planting trees. A trillion of them. Tom Crowther is a climate change ecologist at Swiss university ETH Zurich. Four years ago he found there are about 3 trillion trees already on ...

Youre sneezing your head off, and your eyes sting. The air around you is yellow along with your house, your car, your pets. Yes, of course, you already know that allergy season has arrived. Now for more bad news: Climate change makes it much worse. Nearly 20 million Americans sn...

We are out of time for waiting, debating and half-measures. America needs bold climate action now. And the only way were going to get it is if we elect a president who will make defeating climate change the No. 1 priority of the United States. That is why I am running for preside...

Canada is warming up faster than the rest of the world, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Department. The report titled Canadas Changing Climate Report says, on average, Canadas climate has been and will continue to warm at double...

Upside down are the only words Manush Albert Alben has to describe life after the powerful Cyclone Idai. Nearly two weeks since the powerful cyclone destroyed most of the city of Beira, Mozambique, it is a long way from normal. Theres no money, no groceries, Alben, a fisherman, s...

About a billion more people might be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases as temperatures continue to rise with climate change, according to a new study. As the planet gets warmer, scientists say, diseases like Zika, chikungunya and dengue will continue spreading farther north. The...

A man-made leaf may hold the potential to help combat carbon dioxide emissions that lead to climate change. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have created an artificial leaf prototype that is designed to cut down on carbon dioxide the main greenhouse gas...

President Donald Trump escalated his denial of global warming Tuesday, when he took to Twitter to quote a noted climate skeptic who claims that climate change is fake science. Trump cited the comments of Patrick Moore on Fox News Fox & Friends program, which identified him as the...

If you like to take a walk in the woods in the United States or you prefer to decorate a Douglas fir at Christmas, you should know that climate change is making both of those activities a lot harder. Looking at two ecologically and economically important species the Douglas fir ...

Studies show that women are disproportionately impacted by global warmingFrom the Himalayas to Nigeria, women are trying to mitigate the impacts of climate change Climate-related disasters, extreme weather events and depleting water sources affect everyone on earth, but studies s...

The federal government is doing a worse job managing the problem of climate change under President Donald Trump, according to an investigation from the Government Accountability Office that included climate change on its High Risk List report on Wednesday. This years High Risk Li...

Lake Chad in Africa's Sahel region has shrunk by over 90% since the 1960s due to prolonged droughtExtreme weather events in parts of Africa and the Middle East have bolstered the influence of militants, experts say Countries must invest in climate adaptation programs to prevent c...

Flying is bad for the environment but some airlines are better than others at limiting the damage. No airline is yet doing enough to reduce carbon emissions in the long term, but Delta (DAL) and United are ahead of the pack when it comes to managing their greenhouse gas emissions...

As director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Anthony Leiserowitz gets brought in to a lot of conversations about the topic. He shapes stories about it with other scientist for publication. He talks to CEOs and politicians. He gives lectures. Hes ready to answe...

Climate change is endangering fish worldwide, shrinking populations by up to 35% in coastal regions near China and Japan, scientists say. Ocean warming has led to a 4% global decline in sustainable catches, the greatest amount of fish that can be caught without depleting stocks l...

The extreme weather that comes with climate change is becoming the new normal, so normal that people arent talking about it as much and that could make them less motivated to take steps to fight global warming, according to new research. Researchers analyzed more than 2 billion ...

A climate change skeptic who once compared demonization of carbon dioxide to the treatment of Jews under Adolf Hitler may lead a proposed White House committee tasked with studying whether climate change poses a national security threat, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Th...

With the plethora of dispiriting reports on climate change we recently learned, for instance, that our oceans are warming at least 40% faster than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change originally thought many elected officials have taken up the mantle of fighting global...

While President Donald Trump pokes fun at global warming on Twitter and expresses doubts about his own administrations scientific findings about climate change, Congress is approaching the issue with new urgency. Now in the majority in the House, Democrats held multiple committee...

Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being a specialist in soil management and crop production, he specializes in beef livestock. The district agronomist plants specialist owns 27 hectares of land in the Mwenezi area of southern Zimbabwe, a particularly ...

Within your child or grandchilds lifetime, the weather may be dramatically different because of climate change. The past five years have already been the hottest on record for our planet, but based on new projections published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, its goi...

A record number of Americans, 7 out of 10, believe that climate change is real, and the majority understand that human activity is largely to blame, according to a January poll. But still leaves 30% who are skeptical, and there are still key politicians like President Donald Trum...

The ocean will not look the same color in the future. It wont turn pink or anything radically different; the change will be more apparent through optic sensors than though the human eye. But it serves as an early warning sign that global warming is significantly altering the plan...

The Environmental Protection Agency appointed several new members to its Science Advisory Board who have denied key findings of the harmful effects of man-made pollutants on the environment and human health. The appointments by acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler come followi...

BP has pledged to align its business more closely with global climate goals and link the bonuses of 36,000 employees to greenhouse gas reduction targets. The company said Friday that it would support a resolution from activist investors that calls on BP to align its goals with th...

Chinese methane emissions are rising at an alarming rate despite recent government regulations aimed at curbing the climate-changing pollutant, a new report has revealed. A study released in the journal Nature on Tuesday shows a steady growth in Chinas methane emissions, primaril...

Climate change will impose the greatest economic losses on Republican-leaning areas of the country that are almost uniformly resisting new efforts to combat it, according to a sweeping new study released Tuesday. In the study, researchers at the Brookings Institutions Metropolita...

The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics obesity, starvation and climate change and it needs to do it fast before the planet is burning, according to a report released Sunday in the Lancet. The Lancet Commission, a group of 43 experts from...

To get a full grasp of climate change, you need to take a geological perspective. Wind the clock back all the way through human history, past the Romans and through the Stone Age, to the time before modern humans evolved, and our ape ancestors roamed in Africa. Roughly three mill...

Has business finally woken up to the enormous challenges posed by climate change? This years World Economic Forum provides some hope. Climate was a major theme in Davos, where panel discussions on everything from global warming to ocean sustainability and biodiversity drew large ...

Global warming will have a variety of effects on our planet, yet it may also directly impact our human biology, research suggests. Specifically, climate change could alter the proportion of male and female newborns, with more boys born in places where temperatures rise and fewer ...

Climate change: its a subject you cant avoid, and youre only going to hear more about it as the world continues to feel the heat. Maybe youve watched documentaries about cute endangered polar animals or tried to read complicated scientific journals about wildfires, rising ocean l...

Climate change creates many losers on this planet, but there could be a few winners in the animal kingdom, too, according to a new study in Thursdays Frontiers in Marine Science. The polar oceans are currently amongst the most rapidly changing environments on Earth, because of th...

Climate change could halt and reverse progress made in human health over the last century. The grim analysis comes from one of the authors of a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggests rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,0...

Companies and investors are waking up to the dangers posed by climate change and extreme weather. Many now consider environmental risks, such as droughts and wildfires, to be even more dangerous than turbulent markets, cyberattacks or geopolitical snafus. Climate and environmenta...

There may actually be a way to keep the worst of climate change at bay, but its going to take a herculean effort, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Climate change is well underway already, the time to act and limit its human causes i...

Each night after her husband left, Delmi Amparo Hernandez walked to a neighbors house to look for him on the TV news. He had fled their mountaintop community here in rural Honduras without a phone because no one in the family could afford one. Their floor was made of dirt, they g...

What do scientists see when comparing our future climate with the past? In less than 200 years, humans have reversed a multimillion-year cooling trend, new research suggests. If global warming continues unchecked, Earth in 2030 could resemble its former self from 3 million years ...

Investors managing assets worth $32 trillion have called on governments and businesses to step up efforts to tackle climate change. A group of 415 investors warned Monday of an ambition gap between steps governments have promised to take, and the actions needed to meet goals set ...

Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear to run counter to all of the war...

17 different extreme events linked to global warmingSome events would not have occurred without warming"Attribution studies" compare events to historical recordResults can help preparations for future extremes Extreme weather events that spanned the globe in 2017 have been direct...

Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdoms record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than under normal conditions, the countrys meteorological body has said. The UK as a whole endured its joint hottest summer on record in 2018, and the hottes...

Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatures, extreme weather events and other consequences of a changing climate. A report released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday details the public health benefits...

To get the best view of current progress to tackle global warming, you need to climb a large volcano in Hawaii. In the rarefied air atop the solidified lavas of Mauna Loa, more than 3,000 meters above the hubbub of modern civilization, sophisticated instruments hosted at the Maun...

A growing number of Americans, including most Republicans, believe that climate change is happening, a shift in public opinion from three years ago. About 8 in 10 Americans believe the climate is changing, causing extreme weather. Two thirds of Republicans believe the same thing....

Climate change is here and affecting our health, with extreme heat in particular also having effects on productivity, food supply and disease transmission, a new global report finds. More people than ever are vulnerable to heat exposure globally, and numbers are rising, according...

The lengthy National Climate Assessment released on Friday includes detailed information about how specific regions of the US will be impacted. Heres what else you need to know. There will be shorter winters and longer summers. There will be a decline of species that support so...

2017 had the highest levels of carbon emitted globallyCurrent projections would lead to 3.2 degrees C of warmingCountries goals are not ambitious enough to limit warming to 2 degrees C If there is one consistent message about climate change that has been made abundantly clear in ...

The new government report on climate change, which the Trump administration released quietly a day after Thanksgiving and two days after President Donald Trump tweeted skeptically about the existence of climate change, warns that the drastic human effects on the climate could cau...

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed a study produced by his own administration, involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate scientists, warning of the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change. Why, you ask? I dont believe it, Trump told reporte...

The average global temperature is much higher and rising more rapidly than anything modern civilization has experienced, according to David Easterling, one of the authors of a new US government report that delivers a dire warning about our future. Thousands more could die, food w...

A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars or, in the worst-case scenario, more than 10% of its GDP by the end of the century. The federally mandated study wa...

The sobering report issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last month was a public jolt. The report found that the Earths temperature will warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by as soon as 2030, sparking some devastating consequ...

None of the countries that make up the G20 group of major world economies is on course to adequately reduce climate change, with 82% of the blocs energy supply still coming from fossil fuels, a new report has warned. Of the countries, only India has set targets that would keep gl...

Its a stark prognosis: To save the world from the worst effects of climate change, its likely not enough to cut carbon dioxide emissions; we need to start scrubbing carbon pollution from the atmosphere, too. And not just a little bit of carbon. Vast amounts of it. The problem is,...

Twenty-two years: thats how long we have before the current pace of climate change will cause irreversible destruction to the environment we depend on for food, water and breathable air, according to a recently published landmark United Nations scientific panel report. The soberi...

The production of animal products generates the majority of food-related greenhouse-gas emissions Sustaining a healthier planet will require a shift toward more plant-based diets, experts say You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk fo...

Dozens of World Heritage sites are endangered by climate changeBy the year 2011 flood risk may rise by 50%, study finds Pull out your passport and pack your bags for the sunny Mediterranean. But hurry. Youve got a lot of traveling to do if youre going to see some of the historica...

President Donald Trump, speaking during a hurricane recovery briefing in Georgia, said he believes there is something there when asked about climate change, but once again cast doubt on the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is caused by human activity. Theres ...

Climate change might bring an increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticksContaminated water sources can spread dangerous bacterial infections A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments dont make rapid, far-re...

The world has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change. Can global companies be part of the solution? A report published Monday by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society are nee...

Governments around the world must take rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society to avoid disastrous levels of global warming, says a stark new report from the global scientific authority on climate change. The report issued Monday by the UN Intergov...

A report from the international scientific authority on climate change warning consequences could be drastic if rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes are not made to mitigate global warming contrasts starkly with Trump administration policies decreasing federal regulation...

The catastrophic recent weather events in the United States, Asia and elsewhere have once again shown that the world is in the midst of a climate crisis of our own making. While countries like ours are on the front lines of the worst impacts to come, these events remind us that n...

Extreme weather events are often pointed to as harbingers of what is to come, thanks to manmade climate change. Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Barry, like Hurricane Florence last year and Harvey the year before, looks like it will once again provide us with an example of what the ...

Australia is suffering its worst drought in living memory, as dozens of bushfires are blazing out of control. Its hard to believe that its winter down under. Summer is yet to come. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday committed 1.8 billion Australian dollars ($1.3...

Hot enough for you? Well, if you live in one of the many US cities where official heat emergencies have been declared, or if you live in California, suffering the worst wildfires in the states history, the answer is obvious. Extreme heat creates terrible conditions. And for many ...

Deadly fires have scorched swaths of the Northern Hemisphere this summer, from California to Arctic Sweden and down to Greece on the sunny Mediterranean. Drought in Europe has turned verdant land barren, while people in Japan and Korea are dying from record-breaking heat. Climate...

Summer has brought record heat waves this month on four continents"The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle," one expert says The summer of temperature extremes just keeps going, with record heat waves this month on all four continents that occupy the non-tropical North...

Children worldwide are estimated to bear 88% of the burden of disease tied to climate changeA new paper calls for more research and preparedness plans to address deadly health risks Doctors have long raised alarm about the potential health risks of climate change, but it turns ou...

Dear leaders, You failed us. Its your responsibility to protect the youth. But when faced with the choice of fossil fuel money for your campaigns, or the wellbeing of your children, you pick fossil fuels. Today is Earth Day. Please save your phony Earth Day tweets and Facebook po...

Hunter-gatherers survived abrupt climate change eventsData combined human activity and climate record analysisClimate change would impact modern lives in different ways, expert says Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that las...

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt suggested Tuesday that climate change could benefit humans, despite scientific evidence to the contrary. In an interview with KSNV in Las Vegas, Pruitt conceded that climate change is a reality and humans have contributed...

Every hero becomes a bore at last. Thats a famous line from the 19th century philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, but it could also apply to a modern American hero: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As the nation celebrates Kings national holiday Monday, its easy to freeze-frame him as...

Paris Agreement struck two years ago this weekPresident Trump pulled US out in MayAll other countries committed to climate pact Two years ago this week, representatives from close to 200 countries gathered in the French capital and pledged to take decisive action on climate chang...

In the battle against climate change, efforts to reduce emissions of harmful gases like carbon dioxide have consumed most of the headlines. But many scientists say that simply minimizing man-made pollution is not enough to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, as agreed in...

Michael Mann: Findings from the National Climate Assessment underscore the serious and ever-growing threat of climate change If we shift the discussion from whether climate change is occurring to how to reduce carbon pollution, we can work to keep global warming in check With the...

Various agencies are swapping out the phrase climate change for resilienceIt highlights the extent to which they're going to avoid referencing global warming altogether In the Trump administrations list of dos and donts, climate change is out and resilience is in. The word choice...

The right time to talk climate change is now. It might seem premature when people in the Caribbean, Florida and Texas are still mucking out their flooded homes. And no, changes in our planets atmosphere did not cause Hurricanes Harvey or Irma. But the consensus among scientists i...

Many are avoiding explicitly answering whether the government needs to be more focused on climate change Instead some say the focus needs to be on preparedness and resiliencyClimate change is a "longer discussion on another day," said WH budget chief Mick Mulvaney Last year was t...

On Monday night, the New York Times published a draft copy of a report from 13 government agencies that affirms climate change is real and human actions are having an effect on the warming of the planet. The Times story notes that scientists say they fear that the Trump administr...

In 1998, the cruel heat of El Nino hit Seychelles hard. Sea surface temperatures rose around the Indian Ocean, bleaching 90% of coral reefs in the archipelago. Widespread flooding caused significant economic losses fishing and agriculture accounting for more than half of the tot...

Rising temperatures cause coffee beans to ripen too quickly and lose complex flavorsBy 2050, the global demand for coffee will double. But there will be half as much suitable land to grow it on What will it take for people to care about climate change? For some, the thought of a ...

Arctic sea ice has traveled farther south than normal along Newfoundland's northeast coastAn icebreaker has been repeatedly diverted to take part in rescue operations A $17 million study of climate change in the Canadian Arctic has been nixed for now because of climate change. A...

Some teachers teach climate change as if it were an ongoing debate There is pending, and failed, state legislation pushing teachers to be less declarative on climate change and evolution Eric Madrid teaches advanced sciences, including topics on climate change and evolution, to h...

Trump announced his Paris accord decision ThursdayHis staff can't seem to answer whether he believes climate change is real President Donald Trumps top aides apparently have no idea whether he believes humans have a role in climate change or if its even real. And seemingly wont a...

Theres been a lot of fallout over US President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from the international Paris climate accord, which has been endorsed by nearly 200 countries. Its not a huge surprise: the populist, anti-elite American leader promised he would do just that during ...

With climate change, you can expect a bumpy ride, scientist says"Severe turbulence" expected to increase by 149% Climate change is expected to affect your life in some surprising ways in the coming decades. From worsening pollen allergies to lowered sex drives, raising the planet...

Until Friday night, the eve of the Peoples Climate March on Washington, the US government website EPA.gov/climatechange explained how humans are warming the planet by burning fossil fuels and why that is a huge deal for us and for future generations. Now the page carries an Orwel...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has expressed doubt about the reasons for climate changeThe EPA's associate administrator for public affairs said the agency wants "to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language" The EPA removed most climate change information from its websit...

People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The Gulf of Mexico, the rivers, lakes, and massive marshes that look more like sea than land, are woven into their identity. Theyre always there. The water brings food, livelihoods and culture. But it also takes. Rising seas...

A report maps where in the US certain climate change-related health risks are prevalent"Americans consider climate change as an 'over there' problem," one expert says As President Donald Trump looks to curb the governments enforcement of climate regulations, experts are concerned...

A study links diabetes and climate change, but researchers say the findings do not imply causationHeat waves, infectious diseases and food shortages are among climate change-related public health concerns Scientists have long warned that rising global temperatures may impact publ...

Former Vice President Al Gore hosted a controversial Climate & Health Meeting on ThursdayFuture climate change events will cause premature deaths, experts said The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic f...

Trump once called climate change a "hoax" invented by the ChineseTrump's picks to lead the EPA, Interior and State department say climate change is real President-elect Donald Trumps pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency told the Senate he doesnt believe climate change...

Sudans ecosystems and natural resources are deteriorating. Temperatures are rising, water supplies are scarce, soil fertility is low and severe droughts are common. After years of desertification, its rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hu...

Smoke curls toward the sky as the sitting elder lifts the sacred pipe, lowers it to the ground and moves it around him. Hes recognizing the Creator, honoring Mother Earth and calling on spirits to lend support. Ancient songs and drumbeats fill the simple dome-like structure. Cons...

Gemedo Dalle: "Limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius can and must be done"New research affirms transformational impact of keeping warming below 2 degrees, he says Even the recent outcome of the US elections cannot stop those of us dedicated to battling climate chan...

Although climate change is thought of as simply a political football, it has been a heated topic among meteorologists for years. I, for one, have changed my conclusion over time on whether humans are responsible for the increased heat content of the Earth. I write this article no...

Scientists are learning how to tie a particular storm, drought, flood or heat wave to Earth's long-term warming trendA researcher in the Netherlands says global warming may have helped cause February's abnormal warmingAnother says evidence shows that man-made warming worsened Cal...

We know whats required to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, including super droughts, mass extinctions and underwater coastal cities: We need to ditch fossil fuels by 2050. That may sound like a distant target, but think about what a world without fossil fuel...

NEW: "I believe this moment can be a turning point for the world," Obama saysThe final draft of the agreement reached at the Paris climate talks has been acceptedScientists and environmental activists respond with cautious optimism President Barack Obama praised a landmark climat...

NEW: World leaders and activists urge a firm commitment to making a differenceGovernment officials will work next week in Paris to get a complete, final agreementMany have called for action, though getting everyone on the same page is a challenge Negotiators from 195 countries ag...

Four months and 1,300 miles ago, Erlend Moster Knudsen started running. Starting line: Arctic Norway. Destination: a U.N. climate change summit in Paris. I met the aerobically inclined climate scientist on the road last week in northern France. He ran (he is on his fourth pair of...

Susan Goldberg: Each of us can fight climate change just by changing some of our daily habits Will we write a new chapter in the progress of humankind? Or will we write the obituary of Earth? When National Geographic first sent some of the worlds best photographers and mapmakers ...

A reader asks: Does climate change trigger disease outbreaks? Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on illness and disease, says UGA professor of environmental health Erin Lipp is a professor of environmental health at the University of Georgia. She specializes in c...

The most common question I receive as an international news meteorologist is this: Was [insert major weather disaster here] caused by climate change? One of these questions recently came my way from Sital Sathia, who has been following CNNs Two Degrees series on climate change fr...

Every Friday, we'll answer your climate change questions here and on CNN InternationalTo submit a question, go to this Google Form; you could end up on TV Each Friday, CNN will answer one of your questions on climate change, which is one of the most important (and confusing) topi...