Weather & Global Warming

  • Tonga volcano eruption
    News

    How an Underwater Volcano Eruption in Tonga Is Contributing to the Climate Crisis

    The Tonga volcano eruption set off a tsunami, blasted massive amounts of water vapor into the Earth’s stratosphere, and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Williams Lake Fire
    News

    Almost 40 Homes Evacuated in Western Washington, Due to the Williams Lake Wildfire

    The Williams Lake wildfire has evacuated about 40 homes, and because of dry and unusually windy conditions, authorities worry it will get worse.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Colorado River
    Weather & Global Warming

    Climate Change Could Completely Destroy Part of the Grand Canyon

    How is climate change affecting the Grand Canyon? Unfortunately a part of the iconic National Park will cease to exist, thanks to climate change.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Flash Flood Warning in St. Louis
    Weather & Global Warming

    St. Louis Has Second Flash Flood in 10 Days, Following Last Week’s Deadly Rain

    A flash flood warning in the St. Louis suburbs follows last week's deadly floods in the Missouri city.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Charles River
    News

    Parts of Boston’s Charles River Drying Up Amid Ongoing Droughts

    Parts of Boston's iconic Charles River is drying up amid ongoing droughts, revealing quite a bit of mud, insect-damaged plants, and more.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sprinklers
    News

    California Deploys “Water Police” to Impose Water-Wasting Fines Amid Drought

    Several California cities have deployed water police to impose fines on those disobeying restrictions, amid the ongoing drought.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Lyme Disease
    Weather & Global Warming

    Study Shows Huge Uptick in Lyme Disease Linked to Global Warming

    Why are there more cases of Lyme disease than ever? Recent studies imply there may be a link between the tick-borne illness and climate change.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Floods
    News

    At Least Eight People Dead as a Result of Eastern Kentucky Floods (UPDATES)

    After approximately 8 inches of rain, eastern Kentucky's floods have resulted in hundreds of homes destroyed, and at least three people dead.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Earthquake in Philippines
    News

    7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines Kills at Least Five People

    An earthquake in the Philippines on Wednesday has been designated 7.0 in magnitude.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • St louis flash flood
    News

    Record-Breaking St. Louis Flash Flood Forces Home Evacuations by Boat

    Overnight, a St. Louis flash food has broken the record for most rainfall in the major Missouri city, prompting a Flash Flood Warning.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Oak Fire
    News

    California's Oak Fire Has Burned 16,000 Acres, Is Only 10 Percent Contained

    The Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park broke out on Friday, and has continued to blaze across the area for days.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • oil company profits
    News

    The Oil Industry Makes $2.8 Billion in Profit Every Day, New Data Finds

    New data found that the oil and gas industry has made a profit of $2.8 billion every day for the last five decades.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Heat wave
    Weather & Global Warming

    The Current Heat Waves Are Global Warming in Action — When Will They End?

    When will these heat waves end? Global warming is currently causing record-breaking high temperatures around the world.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Wildfires
    News

    Alaska Has Endured Over 500 Wildfires This Year Alone

    Summer 2022 has been a rough one for many parts of the U.S. — including Alaska. The coldest U.S. state has witnessed over 500 wildfires in 2022.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sinkhole
    Weather & Global Warming

    Weak Infrastructure and Inclement Weather Created Bronx Sinkhole, Reports Say

    New Yorkers were seriously shocked when a sinkhole swallowed a mini van in the Bronx — but what caused this shocking event?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Outbuilding
    Weather & Global Warming

    The Cause of a Fire in Lincoln, Calif. Has Yet to Be Determined

    Fires tore through rural California this past weekend, though the Riosa fire, which ignited in a remote part of Lincoln, was quickly contained.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Texas Smog
    News

    Texas’ Soaring Temperatures Coincide With Relentless Smog Cloud

    Do heatwaves cause smog? Although smog isn't a side effect of heatwaves everywhere, they do sometimes overlap due to a correlation.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Power line wire failure
    Weather & Global Warming

    Climate Change and Power Blackouts Are Related — Here's What You Need to Know

    Climate change constantly impacts day-to-day lives, but could it also impact the frequency of power blackouts? Here's what you need to know.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Europe Wildfires
    News

    Map Shows That Much of Southwestern France Is Currently Suffering From Serious Wildfires

    The fires in Europe have spread to parts of France — as you can see on a few different maps, various regions nationwide are being evacuated.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Barbies
    News

    Jane Goodall Now Has Her Own Barbie Doll, and We Promise It Isn’t Just for Kids

    You heard it here first, folks — beloved ethologist, Jane Goodall, now has her own Barbie doll to honor her achievements as a conservation hero.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Gas Station
    Clean Energy

    The Environmental Implications of Falling Gas Prices

    Although gas prices surged, thanks to the Russian-Ukraine war, they are now falling once again, implying the demand has drastically decreased.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Ozone Hole
    Weather & Global Warming

    Scientists Discover a New Year-Round Ozone Hole — What Could It Mean for Life on Earth?

    University of Waterloo scientists discovered a new year-round ozone hole, detailing vague implications for what it could mean for life on Earth.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Mathew Embry, director of 'Global Warning'
    Weather & Global Warming

    The Documentary 'Global Warning' Presents a New Look at Climate Change

    A new documentary called 'Global Warning' from Canada aims to show a balanced approach to the climate change debate. Here's how to watch.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Bonnie
    Weather & Global Warming

    Tropical Storm Bonnie May Be the First Hurricane of Summer 2022

    If you live anywhere along the U.S. coast, you're likely aware of the impending Tropical storm Bonnie — here's what you need to know, to be prepared.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • DroneSeed
    Weather & Global Warming

    How a Seattle-Based Startup Is Reforesting Areas Affected by Wildfires

    A Seattle-based startup called DroneSeed is helping reforest areas in the Pacific Northwest affected by wildfires, by spreading seeds with drones.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Cold Summer
    Weather & Global Warming

    Parts of the U.S. Have Been Experiencing Chilly Summer Weather — Here’s Why

    For some, the start to summer 2022 has been chillier than summer's past, but why is that the case? We're exploring why this might be.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Crab Trapper Whiskey
    News

    Whiskey Company Aims to Decrease Invasive Population With Green Crab-Infused Whiskey

    Although it isn't vegan, a distillery in New Hampshire, is incorporating invasive green crabs into their new creation, known as Crab Trapper Whiskey.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Earthquake Afghanistan
    Weather & Global Warming

    What to Know About Afghanistan’s 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

    In June 2022, a massive 5.9-magnitude earthquake slammed Afghanistan, killing hundreds of innocent people.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Show Your Stripes day
    Big Impact

    How Climate Activists Can Participate in #ShowYourStripes Day

    Show Your Stripes Day is a relatively new annual holiday that aims to spread awareness about the climate crisis.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • The ocean
    Big Impact

    How Climate Change Affects Biodiversity in Marine Ecosystems

    The impact of climate change doesn't just affect humans. Here are the ways climate change affects biodiversity in marine ecosystems, explained.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Cows Kansas
    News

    Thousands of Cows in Kansas Were Tragically Killed — Here’s What Happened

    Why did 3,000 cows die in Kansas over the last two days? Reports from farmers say their cattle has not been able to withstand the heatwave.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Heat Wave
    Weather & Global Warming

    The Ongoing Heat Wave: What's Causing It, How Long It Will Last, and When It Will End

    The ongoing heat wave has many wondering what's causing it, how long it will last, and when it will end.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Forest Thinning
    Weather & Global Warming

    While Some Consider Forest Thinning a Necessity for Places Like Yosemite, Others Do Not

    Many heavily forested areas, particularly in regions prone to wildfires, undergo a process called forest thinning. However, many want to ban it.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Arizona
    Weather & Global Warming

    Arizona’s Monsoon Season Is Starting — Here Are the Predictions So Far

    Monsoon season is beginning in the U.S. southwest on June 15 — and while it sounds intense, rain is what the highly arid region needs right now.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sriracha shortage
    Food

    How Climate Change Led to the Sriracha Hot Sauce Shortage, Which Is Expected to Last Until Labor Day

    There is a serious sriracha sauce shortage, and production will be on hold for the next few months.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Hurricane From Space
    Weather & Global Warming

    The 2022 Hurricane Season Outlook Predicts "Above-Average Hurricane Activity"

    Hurricane season typically lasts between June through November. Here's what you can expect in the 2022 hurricane season outlook from meteorologists.
    By Anna Garrison
  • Beach Closed
    Weather & Global Warming

    Miami-Dade County Issues a No-Swim Advisory, Thanks to Sewer Overflow

    Residents of Miami-Dade County are facing widespread no-swim advisories, after serious flooding led to sewer overflow across the region.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Climate Town YouTube
    Big Impact

    How Climate Town Is Bridging Humor and Climate Education on YouTube (Exclusive)

    Climate Town is a YouTube channel, hosted by Rollie Williams, filled with episodes that make climate education hilarious.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Tropical Storm
    Weather & Global Warming

    Tropical Storm Alex Is Currently Making Its Way Through the Caribbean

    The map of tropical storm Alex shows its path through the Carribean — after slamming Cuba and Florida, it's making its way through Bermuda.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Finland
    Weather & Global Warming

    Finland’s Climate Goals Are Ambitious but Hopefully Achievable

    Finland recently set a new climate goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2035, and carbon negativity moving forward — here's how that works.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Tundra
    Weather & Global Warming

    Climate Change Could Completely Consume the Siberian Tundra by 2050, Studies Show

    Unfortunately, the Siberian Tundra could be completely destroyed by 2050.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Hurricane Mexico
    Weather & Global Warming

    Here’s What You Need to Know About Hurricane Agatha 2022

    Hurricane Agatha 2022 is a major storm that's made landfall in Mexico — here's what you need to know about the storm's path, and sustained damage so far.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Queensland Floods
    News

    Ahead of Fire Season, Australia Surpasses Several Rainfall Records

    Although Australia tends to be dry and prone to wildfires this time of year, the land down under is seeing record amounts of rain, thanks to La Niña.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Gulf of Mexico
    News

    Hurricanes Could Be Worse This Season, With the Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current

    A loop current in the Gulf of Mexico could make for an extra intense hurricane season — here's why.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Great Salt Lake Drought
    News

    The Pros and Cons of Using Water Pipelines to Mitigate Droughts

    A proposed water pipeline would carry water from the Pacific Ocean into Utah's almost-dried up Great Salt Lake, which has been facing a major shortage.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Wildfires
    Weather & Global Warming

    New Tool Determines the Probability of Your Home Facing Wildfires

    Whether you're in an area vulnerable to fires, or if you're situated in an area saturated by rain, using Risk Factor could be good when buying a home.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Derecho
    Weather & Global Warming

    Derecho Slams South Dakota, Creating Mass Destruction

    South Dakota, and other parts of the midwest, were slammed by a massive derecho, which created mass chaos in the region.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • A photo illustrating climate change
    Weather & Global Warming

    When Exactly Did Climate Change Start? Inside the History of Climate Studies

    When did climate change start? The Anthropocene Epoch, an "unofficial interval of geologic time," began in 1950. What about climate change?
    By Leila Kozma
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