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.

As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads

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The virus took the U.S. by surprise. Thanks to climate change, it’s here to stay. 

Frame Climate Change as a Food Issue, Experts Say

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As IPCC report warns of climate impact on food security, researchers are looking at whether talking about food could break political deadlock on global warming.

Australian Surfers Told To Expect Fewer Large Waves

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Researchers say greenhouse gases will reduce the number of storms that generate big swells by 40 percent.

Why the Arctic Is Drunk Right Now

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The odd relationship between the warming Arctic and extreme cold weather.

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