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Colorado wildfire grows into largest in state history

Left vulnerable by dry conditions, more than 430,000 acres have burned so far in what has been one of the worst years ever for wildfires in the state.

Colorado wildfire rapidly spreads in Boulder County, forces evacuations

A fast-moving, rapidly growing wildfire erupted Saturday and expanded to more than 7,000 acres in northwest Boulder County, Colo., prompting the evacuation of at least 2,000 homes and sending hikers and campers fleeing to safety.

Undisclosed: Most homebuyers and renters aren’t warned about flood or wildfire risk

A growing body of research suggests that the flood and fire disclosure laws provide information in confusing ways or give too little information too late in the homebuying process.

Nearly half of the U.S. is in drought. It may get worse

The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal scientists said.
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Phoenix to break record for most 100-degree days in calendar year

The unrelenting and unprecedented heat that scorched Phoenix all summer, setting countless records, has carried over into the fall. Now it is poised to set another blistering milestone: the most 100-degree days ever observed in a calendar year.

Can countries deliver on their climate change pledges?

The world is getting increasingly hotter. Can countries take timely action to offset the damage?

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Are US military bases safe from climate change?

How does the U.S. military continue to operate if its bases are damaged by floods, wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather?

Climate change a factor in most of the 7,000 natural disasters over last 20 years: UN report

There were more than 7,000 extreme weather events since 2000, a major increase over the previ.ous 20 years due in part to climate change, according to a Monday report from the United Nations.

Tropical storms can sometimes ‘supercharge’ the hurricanes that follow

In 2018, a tropical storm teamed up with a heat wave to strengthen a hurricane—a storm-fueling scenario that might happen more often as the planet warms.

How University of Utah trees are being used to measure air pollution

University of Utah researchers are using evergreens on campus to measure air quality - yes fine particulate pollution on trees - in a cost-effective way to give a picture of where vehicle exhaust and other pollutants accumulate.


PediaCast Podcast: The impact of climate on child health

Leyla McCurdy of Children's Environmental Health Network and Dr Perry Sheffield visit the studio as we explore climate and its impact on child health.


Greenland ice sheet to melt at fastest rate in 12,000 years

The projected melting would dump huge quantities of freshwater into the sea, raising global sea levels and disrupting ocean currents.

3 killed in fresh wildfires in Northern California

In addition to the deaths, the famous Chateau Boswell winery is gone, a community of tiny homes for homeless people has burned, and an untold number of houses are feared lost.

A hopeful forecast: More accurate long-term predictions

Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in the tropics.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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