Weather & Global Warming
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- California is experiencing some wonky weather, but this time, the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area are under flood watch, because of an atmospheric river event.
Tracking the Path of the Longest-Lived Tropical Storm, FreddyTropical Storm Freddy is the longest-lived tropical cyclone, and thus far, it's wreaked havoc — that's why knowing the storm's path is crucial.
#StopWillow Campaign: A Guide to Stopping the Willow Oil Drilling ProjectRun by ConocoPhillips and known as the Willow Project, this enterprise has been the subject of major backlash, leading to the eruption of a campaign known as #StopWillow.
Much of New Orleans Could Go Underwater by 2050, Due to Rising Sea LevelsThe coastal city of New Orleans has been gradually sinking for years, but rising sea levels threaten to put much of New Orleans underwater.
Could Reflecting the Sun Away From Earth Reduce Global Warming? What to Know About Solar Radiation ManagementThe UN had experts conduct more research on a somewhat controversial method of reducing global heating, called solar radiation management, solar radiation modification or solar geoengineering.
Gondolas Grounded and Canals Run Dry Amid Venice’s 2023 DroughtIf you were planning an upcoming gondola ride in Italy, Venice's 2023 drought has caused canals to run completely dry.
Hurricane Facts That Will Mentally Prepare You for This Year’s SeasonHurricanes strike every year and are becoming an increasing threat to especially those living in coastal areas. Here are the basics of how a storm forms, and why they could be getting worse.
Climate Change and Earthquakes Are Connected — Here’s HowDoes global warming cause earthquakes? What to know about the possible connection.
Climate Denier David Malpass Resigns From World Bank: Everything You Need to KnowDavid Malpass has stepped down as President of the World Bank.
Scientists Have Determined When The "Doomsday" Glacier First Started Melting and WhyThe Thwaites Glacier, known as the "Doomsday" glacier for the catastrophe it will unleash if it melts, has been melting since the 1940s.
Shell's Directors Are Being Sued for Failing to Transition Away From Fossil FuelsClientEarth's new lawsuit accuses 11 of Shell's directors of employing an inadequate climate strategy.
Documentary '12th Hour' Explores: Will Humans Actually Be Able to Solve Climate Change?The documentary '12th Hour' is an important watch for anyone who has ever worried about climate change.
It’s True That We're Still in an Ice Age — but Things Aren't How They Used to BeHigher levels of carbon dioxide that leads to a warmed climate mean changes for future ice ages.
The Chile 2023 Fires Are “One of the Country’s Worst Natural Disasters in Years”Chile's 2023 wildfires have ravaged hundreds of thousands of hectares of land, thousands of homes, and have killed several people.
Buffalo, N.Y. Shaken by Minor Earthquake, as It Evidently Lies on Several Fault LinesWhile many typically don't think of Buffalo, N.Y. as a location that faces earthquakes, the city evidently lies on a series of fault lines.
Driving Alerts Issued Nationwide as Ice Storm Warnings StrengthenMany across the U.S. are gearing up for severe winter weather, after ice storm warnings were issued to a number of cities nationwide.
Is Antarctica Melting? Yes, and Glaciers Are Losing Tons of Mass Every YearIs Antarctica melting? Thanks to climate change, the answer is yes. This contributes to sea level rise, a huge issue that’s threatening many coastal cities.
When Will Florida Be Underwater? For Some Areas, It’s Sooner Rather Than LaterWhen will Florida be underwater? Well, it depends on what area you’re asking about. Due to rising sea levels, many places will be significantly impacted.
Where Is Climate Change Happening? Here’s Where We See the Most Devastating EffectsWhere is climate change happening? While the effects are obviously happening everywhere, some areas feel the impacts more than others.
How Climate Activists Can Participate in #ShowYourStripes DayShow Your Stripes Day is a relatively new annual holiday that aims to spread awareness about the climate crisis.
Massive Iceberg Breaks Off in Antarctica — but Experts Say It Wasn't Due to Climate ChangeA recent iceberg calving event — as part of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica — is not a direct result of climate change.
What Is the Doomsday Clock, and How Does It Relate to Climate Change? Is It Even Real?What is the Doomsday Clock? The concept, which was created in the 1940s, shows how soon things like climate change and warfare will end the world.
Tornado Slams Houston, Leaving Buildings Decimated and at Least One InjuredWhat was the damage from Houston's latest tornado? Unfortunately, a tornado blew through Texas on Tuesday night, which damaged buildings and injured at least one.
4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Malibu Beach Residents Early This MorningWas there an earthquake in Malibu last night? Around 2 a.m., residents reported shaking, but there was no alert sent to residents' cellphones beforehand.
Is Yellowstone Going to Erupt Soon? Here’s Why You Don’t Need to WorryOn social media, you’ve probably seen posts about Yellowstone being “overdue” for an eruption. Well, when is Yellowstone going to erupt? Probably not anytime soon.
The Ozone Layer Is Technically Healing — but Real Progress Might Take a WhileRecently, scientists have stated that the ozone layer is healing. Even though the healing process is relatively slow in this case, progress is still being made.
Will Climate Lockdowns Be Necessary to Fight the Climate Crisis?At the beginning of COVID-19, lockdowns were necessary to fight the deadly virus. To lower emissions, another type of lockdown might need to be used: Climate lockdowns.
UAE Appoints Head of Major Oil Company as COP28 President — SeriouslySultan Ahmed Al Jaber — who is the CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, aka ADNOC — will be president of COP28.
Selma, Ala. Tornado Results in Several Locals Missing and DeadWhat happened in Selma, Ala.? The iconic southern city was slammed by a massive tornado, which has left at least eight people dead as of publication.
As Bear Creek Water Levels Rise, Merced, Calif. Homes Face Flood RisksBear Creek water levels in Merced, Calif. have risen exponentially — to the point that communities across the county have been almost fully submerged.
Is the Climate Crisis Getting Better? Here’s What You Need to KnowWith all the positive and negative headlines we see every day about climate change, it can be hard to tell if climate change is getting better or worse.
Will This Storm Help the California Drought? Despite Torrential Rain, the Shortage ContinuesAfter an atmospheric river and ongoing rain storms flooded the west coast, is the California drought finally over?
Bomb Cyclone in Sacramento to Bring Heavy Rains, High Winds, and MoreAfter an atmospheric river brought heavy rains to the Bay Area, a bomb cyclone is now expected to slam Sacramento with rain and high winds.
Parts of Seattle on Flood-Watch After Several Homes Sustain Serious DamageFloods across the state of Washington are submerging parts of Seattle and Tacoma, causing several neighborhoods to evacuate their homes.
Almost 500,000 Are Without Power Across Massachusetts, Maine, and New HampshireRegional New England power outages have resulted from several days of damaging winds and large amounts of rain sweeping Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.
Water Outages in Asheville, N.C.: Water Outage Map, Causes, and MoreWater outages across Asheville, N.C. are making it difficult for residents to go about their daily lives. But what is causing them?
British Columbia Is Experiencing the Wrath of King Tides — What Does That Mean?While the tide changes everywhere on planet Earth (thanks to the moon!), king tides are wreaking havoc in British Columbia right now.
The Death Toll From Philippines’ Floods Is Still RisingHow many have died as a result of flooding in the Philippines? Unfortunately, several people have been found dead — and many are still missing.
Northern California Gears up for a Category 4 Atmospheric RiverWhat is an atmospheric river? Northern California is preparing for a category 4 storm to hit the region in the next few days following the holidays.
Kona Low Weather System Results in Widespread Damage Across Hawaii's Big IslandA major winter storm called Kona Low Storm System slammed Hawaii's Big Island on Tuesday, Dec. 20, resulting in widespread damage, outages, and more.
Texas' Unreliable Electricity Grid May Not Hold Up Against Winter Storm ElliottIs Texas' power grid going to freeze? Impending winter weather resulting from Winter Storm Elliott could bring power outages to the Lone Star state.
Cities Across the Country Are Gearing Up for Winter Storm Elliott’s WrathBecause Winter Storm Elliott is bringing blizzard-like conditions to cities nationwide, understanding its path is important.
Humboldt County Earthquake Caused Structural Damage, Power Outages, and InjuriesFortuna, Calif. and Humboldt County as a whoole was slammed by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, resulting in structural damage, outages, and injuries.
A White Christmas in Chicago May Be Possible, With Blizzards in the ForecastWith winter storm warnings in Chicago, many are gearing up for possibly several feet of snow.
New Orleans Tornado Wreaks Havoc in the Big EasyLess than a year after a massive twister slammed New Orleans in March 2022, the city was damaged once again by yet another tornado.
More Than 100 Killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo FloodsAt least 100 people in Democratic Republic of the Congo have died after fatal floods washed through the African country.
Nationwide Blizzard Warnings Forecast Snow, Tornadoes, and MoreBlizzard warnings across the country predict several inches of snow in the midwest, as well as tornadoes, hail, and more.
We Could All Use Some Good News About Climate Change — Here Are Some Uplifting StoriesAfter spending a minute or two reading headlines, it’s easy to spiral into complete climate-doom mode. So, if you need it, here’s some good news about climate change.
Climate Change May Be Coming for Christmas Tree Farms — Ho Ho, NoHow are Christmas trees affected by climate change? Rising temperatures have scorched thousands of acres of tree farms in almost 12 years.
Royals Will and Kate Announce 2022 Earthshot Prize Winners at Star-Studded Event (Updates)Price William and Princess Kate visited Boston to announce the 2022 Earthshot Prize winners.