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Heat Waves in Seville Will be Named and Ranked Like Hurricanes

The city is the first to undertake such a scheme, in an effort to better warn residents of the health threats from heat

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Climate Studies Have Focused on Rich Countries

Relatively little research into the consequences of climate change has been done for large parts of Earth’s population

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NOAA Sailed a Drone into the Heart of Powerful Hurricane Sam

Data collected by the vessel could improve future hurricane models and forecasts

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Hurricane Sam Is Latest Monster in Active Storm Season

Tropical cyclones are becoming more intense, but not necessarily more frequent, with climate change

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Storm-Steering Jet Stream Could Shift Poleward in 40 Years

Changes in the position of the fast-moving air current could disrupt weather patterns

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Rare Arctic Hurricane Dampens Historic Greenland Melting

Once a tropical cyclone, Hurricane Larry dumped snow on the island’s massive ice sheet

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Abandoning 60 Percent of Global Oil and Gas Might Limit Warming to 1.5 C

Coal production needs to have already peaked and oil and gas production must steadily decline for even a 50 percent chance of meeting that target

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How Warming Is Affecting Northern Storms Like Henri

Tropical cyclones are wandering further north and maintaining high intensity

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Ozone Hole Would Have Killed Plants and Raised Global Temperatures

Without the Montreal Protocol, more solar radiation would have destroyed plants, lessening the CO2 they absorb

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Meet the New Yorkers Mapping the City’s Heat Islands

Similar work in San Francisco, Atlanta and other locations is revealing which parts of a city get hottest and why

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Clouds May Speed Up Global Warming

They may make both the best and worst-case scenarios for climate change less likely

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Space Has Better Internet than Antarctica, But that Might Change

A proposed fiber optic cable could make it easier for scientists to transmit crucial climate data

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Western Heat Wave ‘Virtually Impossible’ without Climate Change

Global warming made such an event at least 150 times more likely a new rapid analysis finds

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The Time May Finally Be Ripe for a National Climate Service

This umbrella service could make it easier for communities to find information on climate risks, from drought to floods

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Don’t Worry about CO2, Worry about the Earth’s ‘Energy Balance’

The “most fundamental” climate metric takes a troubling turn

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Giant Ice Shelf Crumbling Faster than Expected

Antarctica’s enormous Pine Island Glacier could follow right behind it, raising global sea level significantly

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Saved from Shuckers, Oysters Fight Rising Seas

New York City is building protective reefs with farmed oysters restaurants do not want

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Coastal Arctic Sea Ice Is Thinning Faster Than Previously Thought

Old maps of snow depth on the ice had led researchers to underestimate melting

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Struggling Seabirds Are Red Flag for Ocean Health

These sentinels of marine ecosystems point to the damage climate change, overfishing and other human pressures are causing

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Yellowstone is Warming at Its Fastest Rate in 1,250 Years

The summer of 2016 was the hottest in the nation’s first and oldest national park since 770

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Iconic Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming Earlier Than Ever in Washington, D.C.

And in Japan, this year’s arrival was the earliest in 1,200 years

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