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Climate & Energy

Sea-level rise is already eating our coasts

Facing the floodwaters are 94,000 miles of U.S. coastline and more than $1 trillion in infrastructure.

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Ocean acidification slurps up oysters

The shells of baby oysters are dissolving, causing big problems for a multi-generational family farm.

Climate & Energy

When it rains, it pours: Climate change brings droughts and floods alike

Alterations in precipitation patterns and reduced snowpack are some of the climate-related changes that will affect the water supply.

Climate & Energy

It’s dry and getting drier in West Texas

Texas rancher Clay Igo sums it up: “It seems like it is doin’ nothing but getting hotter, and drier, and less rain, yearly.”

Climate & Energy

Climate-changed oceans will mess with life above and below water

Oceans make up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface; as they absorb more and more atmospheric heat and CO2, their changes will be felt on land, too.

Climate & Energy

Drought is just the start of climate change’s toll on the Southwest

The story in the Southwest is the story of water.

Climate & Energy

When climate change hurts crops, everyone suffers

Climate change stands to change agriculture, with increased droughts, decreased yields, and new challenges from pests -- which means disruption and hardship for humans.

Climate & Energy

How climate change is already threatening human health

Global warming harms our well-being in many ways, including impacts from extreme weather events, wildfires, and decreased air quality.

Climate & Energy

Meet the firefighters on the front lines of wildfire-ravaged America

Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin has firsthand experience of the spread of wildfires throughout the western United States.

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