As the climate warms, could the U.S. face another Dust Bowl?

Improved agricultural practices and irrigation may stave off another agricultural calamity in the Great Plains. But scientists are now warning that two inescapable realities — rising temperatures and worsening drought — could still spawn a modern-day Dust Bowl.

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Asia is home to 99 of world’s 100 most vulnerable cities

"In many Asian countries these hubs are going to become less hospitable as population pressures grow and climate change amplifies threats from pollution and extreme weather, threatening their role as wealth generators for national economies."


Cities are woefully unprepared for the havoc of climate change

More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests.

U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns

On Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth's warming had on parts of the United States during Trump's presidency.


E.P.A. data shows climate change's impact on Americans

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.

Cities widely unprepared for climate risks, warns study

Almost half of 812 cities surveyed world-wide still do not have climate adaption plans despite them admitting future risks from water-shortages, heat and disease.

Extremely dry conditions spill across the American West

Drought and climate change are sapping the region's water. The numbers indicate challenging years ahead.


Dry cities look to reuse air conditioner water

A global water crisis has companies and cities reusing the condensation from air conditioners to water plants, flush toilets and in one case, brew beer.

Louisiana's governor wants the oil and gas state to go carbon neutral

In a major shift, Louisiana officials are making a plan to ramp up clean energy. Governor John Bel Edwards says the state must reduce the emissions fueling increasingly destructive extreme weather.

FEMA has funding to fight homelessness. No one's taking it

FEMA is reimbursing cities that want to relieve homelessness, but only 23 local governments have signed up.

As climate change thaws mountain tops, risks of rockfalls surge

Boulders and rocks long frozen into place are being loosen and tumbling downslope.

A climate dystopia in Northern California

California’s divided and fire-scarred cities, reeling from climate disasters, need a Green New Deal.

‘Megadrought’ persists in western U.S., as another extremely dry year develops

The long-running dry stretch rivals anything in the last 1200 years, a sign of climate-change induced "aridification."
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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