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Watch This Terrifying New Footage of California's Fire Tornado

The Carr Fire is in the record books as one of California’s largest and most destructive fires. But it will also forever live in nightmares for unleashing one of the most terrifying spectacles on Earth in the form of a firenado.

Trump's Giant Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale Was a Flop Trump's Giant Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale Was a Flop

The Department of the Interior just held the biggest offshore oil and gas auction in U.S. history. Like all things Trumpian, the bluster beforehand didn’t quite match the results.

Companies Have Bought More Clean Energy Than Ever This Year, and It's Only August Companies Have Bought More Clean Energy Than Ever This Year, and It's Only August

Our government is firmly controlled by fossil fuel interests that have turned federal climate action into a pipe dream. Thankfully, a scrappy band of multi-billion dollar corporations are keeping the renewable energy revolution alive.

Climate Change Is Cooking the Oceans Climate Change Is Cooking the Oceans

Heat waves aren’t just for land lubbers. Climate change has turned the oceans into cauldrons of scalding water, upending marine ecosystems around the world.

Great, Now Canadian Wildfire Smoke Is Crossing the Atlantic  Great, Now Canadian Wildfire Smoke Is Crossing the Atlantic 

Some personal news: I’m about done with wildfires.

Being an EPA Scientist Sounds Terrible Being an EPA Scientist Sounds Terrible

Some days, you may roll out of bed and wonder why the hell you’re working a job that doesn’t make a difference where your boss treats you like crap. You could come work at Gizmodo Media Group. Or you could wash that sense of ennui away by realizing it could be worse. You could be a scientist at the Environmental…

The Mendocino Complex Fire Has Now Spawned the Biggest Single Blaze in California History The Mendocino Complex Fire Has Now Spawned the Biggest Single Blaze in California History

The Mendocino Complex Fire just keeps setting records. Last week, the combination of the Ranch and River fires set the record as the state’s largest fire complex in history. But now the Ranch Fire alone is the biggest single fire to ever scar the state.

Glacier National Park Is on Fire Glacier National Park Is on Fire

Weeks after Yosemite Valley closed due to wildfires for the first time in decades, parts of Glacier National Park in Montana have been evacuated thanks to an explosive fire.

The Fossil Fuel Propaganda Machine Is Still Playing the Victim The Fossil Fuel Propaganda Machine Is Still Playing the Victim

New Orleans, Louisiana—At Heartland Institute’s America First Energy Conference, unbridled growth is the only path forward and the only way to get down it is in a military-grade tank run on fossil fuels.

Aerial Photos Reveal the True Horror of the Carr Fire Aerial Photos Reveal the True Horror of the Carr Fire

The pictures from the ground of the Carr Fire showed devastation on a human scale. But new aerial imagery released by the city of Redding puts the massive wildfire in a landscape context, revealing the both the power and capriciousness of one the most destructive fires in California history.

Our First Good Weather News All Summer Our First Good Weather News All Summer

It’s the summer of apocalypse weather with wildfires, heat waves, and drought. But it looks like we could be granted a reprieve from the fourth horseman of the weather apocalypse—hurricanes.

Yet Another Reason Geoengineering Won't Save Us Yet Another Reason Geoengineering Won't Save Us

Geoengineering our planet to solve climate change is one of the riskiest propositions humanity has ever considered. That’s largely because there’s no way to know all the consequences that come with reflecting sunlight back into space, particularly when it comes to the agricultural system that has allowed humanity to…

Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback Could Start a Legal War Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback Could Start a Legal War

Every boneheaded Trump administration move has been met with a flurry of legal challenges. Thursday’s proposed rollback of future fuel efficiency standards will be no different.

The Tallest Mountain in Sweden Is Shrinking The Tallest Mountain in Sweden Is Shrinking

Mountain climbing is another one of those weird, unexpected climate change casualties. After weeks of intense heat that’s set Scandinavian forests ablaze, new research shows that the heat has also shrunk Sweden’s tallest peak. If the heat keeps up, the mountain may very well lose its title.

This Is What Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Means for the Climate This Is What Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Means for the Climate

After hinting that it would roll back clean vehicle regulations last month, the Trump administration made it official on Thursday. It announced it would be putting Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards on hold and moving to replace them with watered-down regulations.

Trump's Science Advisor Nominee Is an Outlier Trump's Science Advisor Nominee Is an Outlier

Noted craver of “the cleanest air” Donald Trump has finally nominated a science advisor. It’s the longest the post has remained vacant since its was created under law in 1976 (the post has been around since 1941).

Earth, It Has Been Hot Earth, It Has Been Hot

Folks, climate change is still out here messing things up. It brings me no pleasure to report this.

California's Death Valley Will Have the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth California's Death Valley Will Have the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

July has been one for extreme heat around the world, but every locale pales in comparison to what’s going on at Death Valley in California. Already one of the hottest places on the Earth, the heat has gone into overdrive this July. Death Valley is in line to set a record for the hottest month ever recorded on Earth.

Even One of the Most Stable Parts of Antarctica Is Losing Ice Even One of the Most Stable Parts of Antarctica Is Losing Ice

East Antarctica has long been hailed as a bastion of continuity in the rapidly unraveling Antarctic. The West Antarctic is the landscape where ice goes to die, while the higher elevation, colder eastern portion of the continent has been viewed as a stable landscape largely separated from rising temperatures and warm…

The Carr Fire Is Officially One of the 10 Worst Wildfires in California History The Carr Fire Is Officially One of the 10 Worst Wildfires in California History

The deadly Carr Fire burning in Northern California can now claim an unfortunate milestone: It has officially cracked the list of the 10 most destructive wildfires to ever beset California.

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