climate crisis

Floods in Germany are the latest wake-up call in the climate crisis

Germany has experienced nine flood-rich periods in the past 500 years, but this one is different

Heat waves worsen coral reef metabolism — even when they don't bleach

Reefs are feeling the climate crisis through more than just well-studied bleaching

Hurricanes cause more health problems than you might think

New research into when and why people go to hospitals after hurricanes will help these facilities better prepare for future disasters

What’s happening in Texas is climate nihilism

The disastrous blackouts are the government admitting they don't care if some people die

Elon Musk's climate change prize is empty and worthless

Those who control vast sums of money could easily fund real changes and simply choose not to

In Miami, environmental injustice and the ocean tides rise alongside luxury housing

The city's economic divide leaves everyone but the rich vulnerable to climate change, a scene that will play out around the world in the coming decades

This is how climate change is reshaping the entire planet

The ocean is acidifying, Western Europe will chill, crops will fail, and that's just the start

An acidifying ocean spells disaster for marine and human systems

We can avert this and other effects of climate change by decreasing global carbon dioxide emissions

Most people don't really understand how climate change works

How climate works, how it's being altered, and what the future can hold

Polar bear numbers are rising in a once too-frigid Arctic basin

Thick Arctic ice is melting into conditions better suited to life. But the region's warming is trending towards trouble

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The little mountain rivers that create the Amazon might soon be choked off

Life depends on the minerals and sediment rivers carry down from the Andes

A new kind of climate change book brings emotions to the table

"All We Can Save" doesn't shy away from doom or hope, encompassing the enormity of climate change

A version of this article originally appeared on grist

Why is the carbon tax, after years of debate, no longer popular in Washington?

Once embraced from ExxonMobil to Bernie Sanders, the carbon tax has been cast aside by both parties — for different reasons

Cod ears contain a long history of warming in the Atlantic Ocean

Bones in fish ears have recorded evidence of a trend that could mean trouble for fish

A version of this article originally appeared on Eos

Faraway cities are sending their heat to the Arctic's ecosystem

Even in the remote high latitudes, a new satellite study sees rising temperatures and spreading green belts around cities

A version of this article originally appeared on CBS News

Herds of migrating horses and reindeer could keep the Arctic ground frozen

Reintroducing animals to break up insulating snow patches could save permafrost layers

Sanguine glimpses of positive environmental change on pandemic-Twitter

Homebound humans allow Mother Nature to stretch her legs, but that doesn't mean our current situation is a good thing

The iconic Colorado River carries less water, as the climate warms and winter snow disappears

New research quantifies water scarcity in the southwestern USA: expect more drought, with serious socioeconomic consequences

Heat waves may drive bees to extinction

Climate change isn't all bad news for our striped friends, but the negative effects of heatwaves will outweigh the possible positive effects of warming in cooler regions

When winter no longer comes, what will the North look like?

Less snow and cold could negatively impact maple sugaring, skiing, and other traditions

Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

The poles are warming faster than the rest of the planet, causing extreme weather events in the Northern hemisphere

The key to unlocking a glacier's past is a chainsaw and some quantum mechanics

The layers that are so useful in dating the glaciers are disappearing because of climate change, so scientists are finding new ways to date glaciers

Pheromones and social lives are becoming a liability for insects in changing climates

Animals that live in cooperative societies share traits that may make them vulnerable to change, and humans may struggle in their absence

Climate change's future of pain and disease isn't imminent, it's already here

A new Lancet Countdown report presents the lifelong health consequences that a child born today will face

A catastrophic power outage darkens California while horny spiders invade

Tarantulas, fire-inducing weather, and failing infrastructure make for a spooky October story