“Temperatures will keep rising as long as we keep increasing greenhouse gases,” one climate scientist said.
NOAA announced that at least 688 people died from extreme weather in 2021, but BuzzFeed News has shown that the true toll is much higher.
“This Is Climate Change Barging Through The Front Door”: Water Scarcity Is Forcing Changes In How The Colorado River Is Shared
Huge decisions will be made in the next few years about who gets water from the shrinking Colorado River. Basin tribes are fighting to get their share.
No one is accurately measuring how many people are dying from climate change and extreme weather. This is a fatal mistake that takes pressure off political leaders.
The climate crisis is here, the US is woefully unprepared, and people are already paying with their lives.
"By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal,” US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry claimed this week.
Failing to act on climate change, climate experts warn, will cost even more money. So we tried to calculate just how much.
"If the projections are right, then we're already committed to a heartbreaking amount of loss, like a truly devastating amount of loss."
Our current coastlines gone. Bangkok underwater. Massive declines in the fish population. More droughts, downpours, and heat waves.
Under the first-ever federally declared water cuts, Arizona will lose 20% of its supply from the Colorado River in 2022.
“If you add it all up, this would be the single largest thing the federal government has ever done to deal with climate change,” one researcher said.
Extreme heat is now the leading weather-related killer in the US.
Ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the environmental lawyer has become a target of the far right’s bogus narrative around race.
The Category 4 storm is expected to cause catastrophic wind damage and life-threatening flooding.
At least 22 people were killed after flash floods in Tennessee this weekend. Others are still missing.
Henri came ashore as a strong tropical storm on Sunday afternoon, threatening widespread flooding.
Internal memos show that activists of color within the Sunrise Movement have privately alleged mistreatment for years — as the climate group publicly fought for racial justice.
“It Is Unequivocal”: Humans Are Driving Worsening Climate Disasters, Hundreds Of Scientists Said In A New Report
The highly anticipated United Nations report on climate change details both the increasingly dire crisis facing the world and what's needed to stop it.
The shrinking Colorado River is becoming an urgent water crisis for millions of people in the West. “The question is, how intense does that crisis get?” one river scientist said.
Record rainfall fills Zhengzhou's streets and subway stations, leaving at least 25 people dead and thousands stranded and wading in chest deep water.
More than 100 people were killed as parts of Germany received over a month of rainfall in 24 hours.
In Case You Had Any Doubts, Scientists Found Climate Change Was Definitely Behind The Deadly Pacific Northwest Heat Wave
“This is something that nobody saw coming, that nobody thought possible,” one scientist said.
“It is typical for three to four sudden death calls to come in each day in the city. But to have 53 in one day is unprecedented... it is truly gut-wrenching.”
2021 is shaping up to be another dangerous year for wildfires. Follow the latest data on the fires, air quality, and fire risk across the US.
The heat has cracked and buckled streets, impacted flights, and closed down businesses.
The EPA Just Announced A $50 Million Push To Help Underserved Communities Tackle Pollution And Get Jobs
“This is the most aggressive approach to tackling environmental injustice and equity issues,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan told BuzzFeed News.
Extreme heat has killed more than 11,000 people across the US since 1979, and heat waves are only getting worse.
In one year, people in southwestern Louisiana lived through five major disasters on top of a pandemic. Another bad hurricane season is already here, and thousands still have holes in their roofs.
The oil sands pipeline faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed in 2008.
Beto O'Rourke And Texas Democrats Are Demanding An Investigation Into The True Death Count Of The Winter Storm
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