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8.23.19

Alaska Is on Fire. Bugs Are Making It Worse.

They burrow into spruce trees, killing them and essentially turning them into kindling for fires.

7.25.19

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

Climate change means a hotter—and more violent—planet.

7.24.19

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.

3.19.19

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.

2.6.19

Government Climate Report Spotlights Costly Damage of Extreme Weather In 2018

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

8.17.18

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

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

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7.20.18

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.

5.31.18

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.

4.10.18

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.

2.1.18

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.

1.26.18

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

Are people looking to profit from "Day Zero"?

12.6.17

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.

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