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climate change

Water Shortages, Murder, and Chaos: The Grim Future of Heat Waves

Climate change means a hotter—and more violent—planet.
Geoff Dembicki
7.25.19
climate change

Megadroughts Are Likely Coming to the U.S. Southwest Within Decades, Scientists Say

Climate change is 'almost assured' to cause decades-long droughts in the American Southwest not seen since medieval times, scientists warn in a new study.
Madeleine Gregory
7.24.19
climate change

Britain Will Have Water Shortages In 25 Years Thanks to Climate Change, Environment Chief Says

Climate change could bring about the “jaws of death,” says the head of the UK’s Environment Agency.
Sarah Emerson
3.19.19
climate change

Government Climate Report Spotlights Costly Damage of Extreme Weather In 2018

Last year, 14 natural disasters caused at least $1 billion in damage each.
Sarah Emerson
2.6.19
wildfires

“Diablo winds” could make California’s massive wildfires even worse

Unusually hot and dry conditions will almost certainly exacerbate the problem, according to NOAA.
Christianna Silva
8.17.18
wildfires

The Arctic is on fire, and you can see it from space

More than 50 wildfires are burning in parts of Sweden inside the Arctic Circle, according to the European Space Agency.
Alex Lubben
7.20.18
day zero

Cape Town Is Surveilling Residents to Shame Them Into Using Less Water

Officials are posting data from individual houses to try and convince people to conserve water—at the cost of their privacy.
Jay Fleming
5.31.18
VICE News

Cape Town cops are punishing people for using too much water

Cape Town has deployed police to fine anyone using more than their share of water.
Sarah Sax
Jika Gonzalez
Jackson Fager
4.10.18
Cape Town

Cape Town could become the world’s first major city to run out of water

Millions of people in Cape Town, South Africa, are about to run out of water.
Gabriel Connelly
2.1.18
day zero

Online Vendors Try to Make a Quick Buck as Cape Town Runs Out of Water

Are people looking to profit from "Day Zero"?
Ankita Rao
1.26.18
wildfires

A fast-growing wildfire just shut down a highway that runs through L.A.

A fast-growing wildfire shut down Interstate 405, a major highway that runs through Los Angeles on Wednesday morning according to the Los Angeles Times.
Alex Lubben
12.6.17
climate change

Get ready for more California droughts thanks to climate change

Alex Lubben
12.5.17
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