global warming

Tropical forest Indonesia

Tropical forests are becoming net carbon producers, instead of carbon sinks

Tropical forests have historically absorbed excess carbon dioxide, but new research indicates that these areas have become a net source of CO2.

China says it will invest another $361 dollars in renewable energy over the next four years and create 13 million new jobs in the sector, building on previous massive investments. The country already has the largest capacity of solar p

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

The Obama administration's plan to clamp down on climate pollution from coal-fired power plants like this one in Wyoming hit a potentially big speed bump at the Supreme Court this week.

A Supreme Court speed bump could signal big trouble for Obama’s signature climate plan

Dark rock above the Helheim glacier in southeastern Greenland marks its former level, before a sudden and dramatic retreat of hit many Greenland glaciers a decade ago. Scientists working on the Helheim and the fjord it drains into are looking for clues to

In Greenland, a climate change mystery with clues written in water and stone

Kivalina, AK

Will these Alaska villagers be America’s first climate change refugees?

Oregon dry lakebedEmigrant Lake near Ashland, Oregon in October 2014. Current drought conditions have caused the lake to fall to less than 10 percent of its capacity.

The worst droughts in 1,000 years may be on the horizon for the American West

Since 2011, California has been in the grip of one of the worst droughts in recent history. It’s shrinking water reserves, intensifying wildfires and, so far, costing farmers billions of dollars in agricultural losses. But all of that may be just a preview of what’s to come later this century.

ISIS is using water as a weapon in Iraq

Iraq is in the middle of a drought. Now, the militant group ISIS has control over key dams and are using them in their bid to take over more land. Couple the insecurity with scarcer water due to climate change and you get a volatile mix that could spread unrest in the Middle East.Iraq is in the middle of a drought. Now, the militant group ISIS has control over key dams and are using them in their bid to take over more land. Couple the insecurity with scarcer water due to climate change and you get a volatile mix that could spread unrest in the Middle East.