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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.

So shellfish

Ocean acidification slurps up oysters

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

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.

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-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.

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

The story in the Southwest is the story of water.

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.

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.

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.