Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert
Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Scientists Are Surprised That Iconic East-Coast Trees Are Moving West
A new study looks at 30 years' worth of tree data from the eastern US.
Death Toll From Floods in India Jumps to Nearly 270
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed the torrential downpours on climate change, as diplomats meeting in Paris try to secure a global pact on limiting global warming.
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Dwindling Snowpack Around the World Threatens the Water Supply for 2 Billion People
Researchers at Columbia and Stanford universities say 97 of the world's freshwater basins are at risk of diminished supplies unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
How Climate Change Impacts Women the Most
Gender rights advocates see the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as an opportunity to address the unique ways women are impacted by climate change around the world.
Scientists Say Climate Change Is Making California's Drought Even Worse
A new study found that high temperatures brought about by global warming probably made the drought 15 to 20 percent worse by sapping rivers and lakes, soil, and vegetation of moisture.
The Wettest Place in North America Is Burning
Extreme drought is causing Canada’s only rainforest to dry up, and now it's on fire.
Climate Change Is Causing a Surge in Extreme Rainfall Events
The number of record-breaking rainstorms jumped 56 percent in Southeast Asia in the last three decades and is up 12 precent worldwide.
Climate Change Might Be Destroying This Ancient Peruvian Archaeological Site
Experts say that more intense rainfall, brought about El Niño, is flooding and eroding the centuries-old Chan Chan site, located on Peru's northwest coast.
Last Month Was the Hottest May on Record in Alaska
Temperatures for the month were over seven degrees warmer than the 20th-century average — the latest in a two-year streak of broken temperature and precipitation records.
Three-Quarters of Extremely Hot Days Are Because of Climate Change, Say Scientists
While no single event can be attributed to climate change, the likelihood of an extremely hot day occurring is higher because of human greenhouse gas emissions — much like smoking increases a person's chance of contracting cancer.
Here's Why These Ancient Mummies Are Oozing Black Goo
Rapidly changing climate conditions are threatening archaeological objects and historical sites around the world, from Chinchorro mummies in Chile to Jamestown in the United States.