News Highlights

Winter is coming…but it will likely lose its chill

Climate Central reports that winters are not as cold as they used to be in most of the United States, causing impacts on winter tourism and farming.

Trending: NPR’s “After the Water” Visualizes Flood Risks

NPR’s recently published After the Water tells a compelling tale of how one community is working to cope with flash floods exacerbated by climate change.

The Power of Trees: Fighting Floodwaters

By absorbing rainwater, reducing erosion, and creating more permeable soils, trees save nearly 400 billion gallons of stormwater runoff in the continental U.S. each year. In this article, Climate Central explains how, why, and where trees are helping combat increasing floodss.

Siting Solar Projects: the right land, the right place

Land trusts are stepping forward to help guide the design and siting of new solar facilities, recognizing that a rapid transition to renewable energy is vital to sustaining natural ecosystems and human communities.

2019 Record Fall Heat

With the recent record-breaking heat, Climate Central takes a look at record high temperatures compared to record low temperatures across the United States.

2019 IPCC Special Report: Oceans and Cryosphere

On September 25, 2019, the IPCC released its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Climate Central has complied resources and communications tools to cover this work of more than 100 scientists.

Climate Week – Celebrating Journalism

In preparation for Climate Week, taking place this year from September 23 to 29, 2019, Climate Central has compiled tools, tips, and resources for reporting local climate stories and featuring the work of partners who communicate the science and effects of climate change.

UN News: Nature-based solutions are essential to climate action

Nature-based solutions are actions that protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that also address societal challenges, thereby simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. So, whether its food security, climate change, water security, human health, disaster risk or economic development, nature can help us find a way.

Local Fall Temperature Trends

Summers are stretching further into the meteorological fall season—with the last characteristically hot day of summer occurring later in the year for many areas. As a result, energy demands for cooling (and the ensuing air conditioning costs) remain high, and warm-season woes such as allergies, mosquitoes and ticks linger longer. Additionally, important natural events such as bird migration, hibernation and fruit ripening are occurring ‘off schedule’, with the extent of these impacts on ecosystem health and biodiversity not yet fully understood.

Happy Birthday National Parks!

The National Park Service (NPS) turned 103 years old this week. Climate Central reports on how climate change is impacting some of the most iconic and prized features of our favorite parks.