Stories From Our Partners

The latest climate-related stories from our partners.

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September 11, 2013

50 Years After Its Discovery, Acid Rain Has Lessons for Climate Change

  In the 1980s, the dying red spruce trees of New England—many of them taller than eight-story buildings and more than three centuries old—furnished frightening proof of the power of acid rain. The trees were seen as a canary in the coal mine, and it was easy to imagine the ensuing consequences for the forest at [...]

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The piping plover is one species identified by the Interior Dept. as at-risk from the Keystone XL pipeline.
September 3, 2013

US Department of Interior Criticises State Over Keystone XL Impact Report

Letter calls draft environmental impact statement on controversial transnational oil-sands project ‘inaccurate’.

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August 20, 2013

China’s Voyage of Discovery to Cross the Less Frozen North

Global warming means that the Arctic’s fabled Northern Sea Route could soon be ice-free in summer, slashing journey times for cargo ships sailing from the Far East to Europe. Which is why the Yong Sheng, a rust-streaked Chinese vessel, is on a truly historic journey.

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August 20, 2013

Can Climate Science Be Rendered Conservative-Friendly?

It’s not as obvious as it might seem, David Roberts says.

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More Climate Desk Features

July 7, 2014

We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse By Cutting Down Forests

Epidemiologists explain how human activity helps spread the deadly virus in West Africa.

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July 1, 2014

What You Need to Know About the Coming Jellyfish Apocalypse

Calling all swimmers! Here’s how to coexist with our gelatinous friends.

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A group of Emperor penguin adults make their way across sea ice in Terre Adélie in East Antarctica. The seabirds rely on sea ice for breeding and raising their young, but declines in sea ice from warmer temperature may be affecting all colony by the end of the century. Courtesy Stephanie Jenouvrier
June 30, 2014

Our Inability To Deal With Climate Change Is Going to Kill the Penguins

Many Antarctic Emperor penguin colonies could decline by more than half in less than a century.

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June 24, 2014

These Maps Show How Many Brutally Hot Days You Will Suffer When You’re Old

Sorry, millennials. Your golden years are going to be really sweaty.

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