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The Most Vulnerable Nations on Earth Are Holding the World's First Virtual Climate Summit The Most Vulnerable Nations on Earth Are Holding the World's First Virtual Climate Summit

For French President Emmanuel Macron to address delegates at this Thursday’s Climate Vulnerable Forum, he would have to hop an 8,510-mile plane ride from Paris to Majuro in the Marshall Islands. Roundtrip, that would put 7.2 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

The Camp Fire Is Creating California's Next Housing Crisis The Camp Fire Is Creating California's Next Housing Crisis

With each passing day, the number of structures destroyed by the Camp Fire rises. The fire is easily the most destructive in California’s history, unleashing a housing crisis of untold proportions. In the short-term, rents could spike, while over the longer term high costs could make any efforts to rebuild the…

Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego Is Erupting Again, and the Photos Are Terrifying Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego Is Erupting Again, and the Photos Are Terrifying

One of Guatemala’s most violent volcanoes is back at it again. Less than six months after a major eruption killed more than 150, Volcan de Fuego roared to life in the early hours of Monday. Burbling lava and a towering ash cloud visible from space sent about 4,000 people scrambling for safety.

Rains May Help Fight the Camp Fire This Week—and Create a New Disaster Rains May Help Fight the Camp Fire This Week—and Create a New Disaster

In what may be the first bit of good news in a while for Northern California, rain could be on the way by the end of this week. It could put the kibosh on the Camp Fire, ending one chapter of the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history. Unfortunately it won’t be all good news as the rain could…

The Camp Fire Forced Cal and Stanford to Postpone the Big Game The Camp Fire Forced Cal and Stanford to Postpone the Big Game

Going outside in the Bay Area now is like smoking a half pack of cigarettes due to smoke from the Camp Fire. Not exactly optimal conditions for peak athletic performance.

The EPA Updated its Fracking Pages With Oil and Gas Industry Talking Points The EPA Updated its Fracking Pages With Oil and Gas Industry Talking Points

Fracking opened up a whole new world of U.S. oil and gas production, along with a pandora’s box of impacts on the environment and climate. A reasonable person who wants to learn about those impacts might head over to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive series of web pages covering the topic. But…

California Has the Most Toxic Air on the Planet Thanks to Wildfires California Has the Most Toxic Air on the Planet Thanks to Wildfires

The Camp Fire is an unprecedented disaster in so many ways. Dozens are dead, hundreds are missing, thousands are homeless. But the immediate impacts of the flames are far from the only way it’s assaulting California. As a result of all the smoke, the state is currently home to the worst air quality on the planet.

Half of the World's Rain Falls In Just a Dozen Days a Year Half of the World's Rain Falls In Just a Dozen Days a Year

When it rains, it pours. Tinder dates, job offers, and bad news all abide by this maxim. But it turns out that precipitation itself does, too.

NOAA’s New Pacific Satellite Has Sent Back Its First Glorious Images of Alaska and Hawaii NOAA’s New Pacific Satellite Has Sent Back Its First Glorious Images of Alaska and Hawaii

When GOES-17 launched, meteorologists’ hearts skipped a beat. The satellite offered a chance to view all of the U.S. in exceedingly high resolution, and with it, the weather forecasting possibilities were endless.

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.

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.

It's Official: The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest in California's History It's Official: The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest in California's History

The Camp Fire that overtook the Northern California town of Paradise last week quickly became the most destructive wildfire in state history. Now, with more than 42 dead and hundreds still missing, it is the state’s deadliest.

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.

Two Raging Wildfires North of Los Angeles Could Force More Than 100,000 Evacuations Two Raging Wildfires North of Los Angeles Could Force More Than 100,000 Evacuations

Both ends of California are on fire. While firefighters battle the Camp Fire in Northern California, their compatriots in Southern California are facing an equally harrowing situation. Spurred by the Santa Ana winds, the Woolsey and Hill fires are wreaking havoc just north of Los Angeles with an estimated 75,000 homes…

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.

The Ozone Hole Could Heal in Our Lifetimes, UN Reports The Ozone Hole Could Heal in Our Lifetimes, UN Reports

When the world gets its act together, it can actually solve big problems. Case in point: The ozone hole, which if everything goes according to plan could be healed up by the 2060s, according to a new report from the United Nations.

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