Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?


Why we pretend the next storm won’t happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

More Wildfires = More Warming = More Wildfires

Andrew Dunlap and his father Dave Dunlap, in truck, watch as a wildfire burns behind their house in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Credit Image: © Christian Murdock/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Why scientists are scared of the link between bigger wildfires and rapid thawing of northern permafrost.

Could Greenhouse Gases Turn Earth Into Venus?


Yes, but not anytime soon. 

Consider the Cannibal Lobster


In warming seas, even lobsters think lobster is delicious.

Map: Oysters, Reefs, and Swamps Protect Billions’ Worth of Real Estate—For Free

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Without natural barriers, twice as much US coastline will be highly exposed to climate risks.


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