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What Happens After an Entire Town Burns to the Ground? What Happens After an Entire Town Burns to the Ground?

Everyone who fled the Camp Fire has a story about when they knew things were going to be very, very bad on that fateful Thursday that the flames tore through the town of Paradise and the surrounding region.

Wait, Did Trump’s EPA Just Do Its Job for a Change? Wait, Did Trump’s EPA Just Do Its Job for a Change?

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it plans to better regulate the pollutants spewing out of heavy-duty trucks. Yes, this is the same EPA that wants to keep coal power plants alive, plans to scrap regulations on mercury emissions, and does not care about fuel efficiency.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spent Part of Her Congressional Orientation Demanding Bolder Climate Action From Nancy Pelosi Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Spent Part of Her Congressional Orientation Demanding Bolder Climate Action From Nancy Pelosi

The new Congress is going to be a bit different than the old Congress. During an orientation week for new members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up at Nancy Pelosi’s office. This in itself would not be news, except that she was joining protestors demanding more urgent climate action.

The Climate Is Basically Doomed If We Build the Fossil Fuel Infrastructure That's Already in the Pipeline The Climate Is Basically Doomed If We Build the Fossil Fuel Infrastructure That's Already in the Pipeline

Boiled down, climate change is a simple math problem. There’s a finite amount of carbon the world can chuck in the atmosphere and still have a stable climate. Each passing year we plunk more of it up there, the smaller the amount we have left to burn.

Without Radical Innovation, Air Conditioning Is Set to Make Global Warming Much Worse Without Radical Innovation, Air Conditioning Is Set to Make Global Warming Much Worse

In the developing world, air conditioners indicate progress. More importantly, air conditioners can offer relief to people in hot countries like India, China, and Mexico. In a warmer world plagued by climate change, having an AC may literally be the difference between life and death.

Watch 40 Years of Icebergs Breaking off Antarctica

Iceberg mania briefly overtook the internet last month when NASA captured a rectangular freakberg. But icebergs are with us all the time, and there’s a new animation to help you celebrate them in all shapes and sizes.

Climate Change Is Going to Make Ragweed Allergies Even Worse, Study Finds Climate Change Is Going to Make Ragweed Allergies Even Worse, Study Finds

There’s no shortage of horrible things that will become more common in the near future due to climate change, like coastal flooding, extreme weather, and disease-causing ticks, to name a few. But new research published Thursday in PLOS-One adds another annoyance to the list: Allergy-causing ragweed.

Latinx Voters Overwhelmingly Support Climate Action, New Survey Finds Latinx Voters Overwhelmingly Support Climate Action, New Survey Finds

Latinx voters know what climate change looks like, and they want Congress to do something about it, according to a new poll.

Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been one hell of a week. From the 2018 midterms—in which races in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia are still being contested—to raging wildfires in California that are wiping entire communities off the map and continuing to rage, the news cycle has verged on impossible for any one person to process in its entirety.

Judge Reverses Trump Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline for Ignoring Impact on Climate Judge Reverses Trump Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline for Ignoring Impact on Climate

In a rare victory for environmentalists, the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is on pause after a federal judge vacated a presidential permit Trump signed last year. The judge’s reason? The permit’s disregard for “inconvenient facts,” including the pipeline’s impacts on the climate.

Paradise Lost: The Camp Fire Has Reportedly Burned an Entire Town to the Ground Paradise Lost: The Camp Fire Has Reportedly Burned an Entire Town to the Ground

While dawn in California is still a few hours away, it will rise on a town completely changed. The 27,000-person community of Paradise was ravaged by the explosive Camp Fire last night. Early reports indicate the entire town was basically wiped out, and residents died or were severely burned trying to escape the…

Explosive Northern California Wildfire Is Consuming 80 Acres of Land a Minute Explosive Northern California Wildfire Is Consuming 80 Acres of Land a Minute

An incredibly dangerous wildfire has exploded to life in Northern California. The Camp Fire has spurred numerous evacuations in Butte County as it races across the landscape.

How Big Oil Money Killed Green Ballot Measures How Big Oil Money Killed Green Ballot Measures

Climate and energy were on state ballots across the country this year. But rather than creating a green wave of new climate policies, there was but a ripple through oil slick.

Congress’ Bipartisan Coalition to Tackle Climate Change Just Collapsed Congress’ Bipartisan Coalition to Tackle Climate Change Just Collapsed

Democrats took control of the House in the wake of Tuesday’s midterms, and with that the climate landscape has shifted. Any hope of bipartisan climate legislation is dead, but the opportunity is there for Democrats to lean into bolder climate policies.

Washington Voters Could Pass a Historic Carbon Tax on Tuesday Washington Voters Could Pass a Historic Carbon Tax on Tuesday

Washington voters have an opportunity to make a world-changing decision on Tuesday. They could become the first voters anywhere on Earth to impose a carbon fee on polluting industries.

Mining Bitcoin Can Be More of an Energy Drain Than Actual Mining Mining Bitcoin Can Be More of an Energy Drain Than Actual Mining

Cryptocurrency and precious metals share some similarities. Libertarians love them. Their values are social constructs. They’re mined. And accomplishing said mining takes a ton of energy.

The Trump Administration Still Can’t Stop Kids’ Lawsuit Over Climate Change The Trump Administration Still Can’t Stop Kids’ Lawsuit Over Climate Change

The United States Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to block a trial over its environmental agenda. The constitutional climate lawsuit being brought by 21 young activists between the ages of 11 and 22 is a go for trial, provided there isn’t any further interference.

Black and Native American Communities Are More Likely to Lose it All in Wildfires Black and Native American Communities Are More Likely to Lose it All in Wildfires

Natural disasters don’t hit everyone equally. We know this is true when it comes to hurricanes, and a new study indicates a similar pattern of discrimination exists regarding the impacts of wildfires.

Why This Adorable, Bug-Eyed Marsupial Is in Big Trouble Why This Adorable, Bug-Eyed Marsupial Is in Big Trouble

Mountain pygmy-possums—big-eyed, stupefyingly cute hamster-sized marsupials—aren’t doing so hot. Critically-endangered, the nocturnal fuzzballs found only in boulder-strewn pockets of the high Australian Alps have suffered in the face of habitat loss and introduced predators. Now, new research suggests that climate…

The Amazon Rainforest Faces ‘Genocide’ Under Brazil’s New Far-Right President The Amazon Rainforest Faces ‘Genocide’ Under Brazil’s New Far-Right President

It is not hyperbole to wonder if the outcome of Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil is a planetary game over when it comes to climate change.

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