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The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The day of reckoning isn’t in the future. It is now.

Napa fires make San Francisco air worse than Beijing, causing a run on masks.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Home Depot is sold out of face masks, people sleeping in shelters have bandanas tied around their faces.

In cities, it's the smoke, not the fire, that will get you.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
As climate-change fuels increasingly large and frequent wildfires that hit closer and closer to densely populated urban centers, the smoke they produce is becoming a public health crisis.

Wildfires: How they form, and why they're so dangerous.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Everything you need to know about wildfires.

Why Southern Nevada is fighting to build a 250-mile water pipeline.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Decades after it was first proposed, Southern Nevada Water Authority is still pushing for a pipeline to send rural groundwater to the Las Vegas area. But others are questioning whether the project is really needed.

These food and beverage companies are leading on conservation.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
There is a growing awareness about water risk for businesses in the food and beverage industry.

Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Scientists warn of a dangerous synergy: forest degradation has turned the Amazon from carbon sink to carbon source; while globally, humanity’s carbon emissions are worsening drought and fires.

Climate change did not cause Syrian war.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Drought brought on by climate change is not responsible for the Syrian war, scientists say, but it has helped to make conflict likelier.

A landmark California plan puts floodplains back in business.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
A century of levee building confined the state’s major rivers to narrow channels. A new policy aims to free them again, which could not only reduce flood risk but also recharge groundwater and improve wildlife habitat.

Analysis: Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
We find no defensible or consistent basis for the decision to exclude what amounts to the largest category of benefits from the 2017 assessment.

Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia "water wars" case.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
In an order issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in the long-running “tri-state water wars” case involving Florida and Georgia -- a case that has already run up astronomical legal bills for both states.

What needs to be done to stop wildfires in drought-killed forests.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
A century of fire suppression followed by the worst drought in recorded history has put California’s forest landscapes and water supply at risk.

In the mountains of Puerto Rico, hurricane recovery is slower.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
While workers are making steady progress restoring power and running water to coastal regions, where the territory’s largest cities are located, the mountainous regions at the island’s center are proving challenging.

It’s not regulation that’s a threat to jobs, it’s climate change.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Deregulation is often pushed as a way to boost the economy, but it may actually be costing jobs.

California’s hot summer set the stage for deadly wildfires.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The fires sweeping through Napa and Sonoma wine country could lead to the state's worst wildfire season on record, and it’s not over yet.

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the South China Sea, more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

Justices tee up arguments in water wars, rebuff Blankenship.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The Supreme Court has said it will hold oral arguments in two major battles among states over water rights.

Jane Goodall: "Giving up hope won't save the planet. Ending poverty might."

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
We haven't inherited this planet from our parents; we've borrowed it from our children.

Analysis: Why we must talk about population.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Reading David Roberts’ recent explanation of why he never writes on overpopulation, I felt compelled to reply.

Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa fires ravage Northern California's wine country, killing 10 and forcing evacuations.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Tens of thousands of acres are burning in Napa and Sonoma, where homes — and some wineries — have been destroyed.

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