New Study: California’s Epic Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused by Climate Change

Thanks to an ongoing severe drought, water levels are extremely low at southern California's Lake Piru. Ringo Chiu/ZUMA

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

Even Global Warming Can’t Convince Republicans That Global Warming Exists

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Polling data suggests that even when the heat is on, political ideology outweighs facts.

Monsanto Is Using Big Data to Take Over the World

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The GMO giant wants to help you beat climate change…with your phone.

The US Will See 50 Percent More Lightning Strikes, Thanks to Global Warming

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Plus an awesome video showing every lightning strike in America in a year.

Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

A house in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy is still abandoned nearly two years after the storm. Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMA

As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

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