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Pedaling through sodden streets after Typhoon Nanmadol pounded eastern China in 2011. ChinaFotoPress/ZUMAPress

Find out which cities are most at risk.

Why This Year’s Gulf Dead Zone Is Twice As Big As Last Year’s


It’s the fertilizer, stupid—and runoff from factory animal farms. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Are You Thirsty for Better Climate Change Communication?


Climate Desk Live teams up with thirst DC and ScienceOnline Climate. The event is sold out, but you can watch it live here.

A Texan Tragedy: Ample Oil, No Water

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Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty.

Buried in Muck, Clues to Future NYC Drought

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Outside New York, one scientist thinks muddy marshes hold the secrets of future climate change. 


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