October 5, 2017
More warm fall days are predicted as seasons shift. In the large majority of U.S. cities analyzed, the number of warm fall days is increasing. That upturn is especially dramatic in some places —Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities all have more than an additional two weeks of fall temperatures above normal compared to 1970.
September 29, 2017
Hurricane impacts to Puerto Rico reflect a huge unfolding tragedy. But it’s also an opportunity to learn lessons, and to rebuild very differently.
September 20, 2017
The pathways to a future free from the worst impacts of climate change exist. A future where all can rely on a sustainable life and livelihood and where humanity’s treatment of our planetary home will not bring the roof down on our heads. Yet the gateway to that future must now open wider so that many more architects and builders of this sustainable, low-emissions world can advance together, further and faster, down an open road.
September 12, 2017
The East Coast of the United States is threatened by more frequent flooding in the future. According to a recent study, the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are most at risk.
September 7, 2017
Climate change intersects with hurricanes by increasing storm rainfall, intensity, and surge. There has already been an increase in frequency and intensity of the strongest hurricanes in the Atlantic since the satellite era began. Looking forward, hurricanes are projected to produce more rain. The strongest storms are also expected to become more common.
September 4, 2017
Ecosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species. They also adapt better to climate-driven environmental changes. These are the key findings environmental scientists made in a study of about 450 landscapes harboring 2,200 plants and animal species.
August 31, 2017
Climate Central ranks the average summer temperature and precipitation totals for their Climate Matters markets. They compare all summers in each market’s period of record, and rank them into five equal groups. Data shows it has been a summer of extremes.
August 24, 2017
Biologists have developed a grim rule of thumb: Species isolated in small, disconnected patches of habitat run a much higher risk of dying out, but forest corridors can help reduce these risks.
August 15, 2017
According to the Army Corps of Engineers, 31 Alaskan communities face “imminent” existential threats from coastline erosion, flooding and other consequences of temperatures that are rising twice as quickly in the state as the global average.
August 9, 2017
FEMA is considering requiring states to help fund their own recoveries by paying deductibles. That could hurt poor and disaster-prone states, though the agency argues in a rulemaking notice that it would “incentivize greater state resilience to future disasters.”