Climate Change

Joe Biden

Biden Vows To Rejoin The Paris Climate Accord On Day One

The new administration also plans to restore many of the more than 70 environmental regulations rolled back under President Trump.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

A bust of French statesman and European Union co-founder Robert Schuman

European Union Vows Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2030

The goal is to reduce the levels by 55 percent in ten years... Compared to emission levels from 1990

 | Scripps News Staff

A man stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside in Chino Hills, California

2020 On Track To Be One Of 3 Hottest Years On Record

2020 is reportedly on track to be one of the three hottest years on record.

 | Scripps News Staff

A wildfire consumes sagebrush in Washington.

Plans Released To Help Reduce Fires In The West, Protect Wildlife

The $2 million plan focuses on areas of sagebrush habitat in parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah.

 | Alex Arger

Phillipines residents walk through mud and debris

Typhoon Kills At Least 42 In Philippines

The typhoon had sustained winds of more than 90 mph with gusts up to 150 mph.

 | Scripps News Staff

In this Sept. 28, 2020 file photo a firefighter rests in front of a burned home while battling the Glass Fire.

Insurance Industry Could Lose $8B In Wildfires

Economic losses due to wildfires could top $13 billion.

 | Robin Dich

A person walks on a flooded street in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta in Davie, Florida.

Eta Could Hit Florida Again

Forecasters say it could strengthen into a hurricane and weaken before landfall.

 | Robin Dich

People walk a flooded street to reach their homes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Eta Churning In Gulf Of Mexico

Forecasts say the storm could strengthen in the Gulf's warmer waters.

 | Katherine Biek

President Donald Trump

U.S. Officially Pulls Out Of Paris Climate Accord

The withdrawal comes just a day after Election Day. The winner of this year's presidential election will decide whether the U.S. leaves or stays.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Part of a tree nearly hit a house in an Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans during Hurricane Zeta.

Zeta Heads Northeast After Making Landfall In U.S.

It killed at least two people and hundreds of thousands of people are without power Thursday morning.

 | Robin Dich

Residents in Chino Hills, California watch anxiously Tuesday as Blue Ridges fire burns near homes.

Fire Crews Protect Heavily-Populated Areas As California Fires Ease

Firefighters are slowly containing two major fires near Orange County that had hundreds of homes in their path.

 | Peter Hecht

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / AP

Louisiana Braces For Zeta's Arrival

Zeta made landfall as a hurricane earlier this week on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

 | Peter Jones

Broken tree branches caused by strong winds from typhoon Molave lie on a deserted street in Da Nang, Vietnam Wednesday

Typhoon Molave Makes Landfall In Vietnam

Before the typhoon hit, Vietnam evacuated over a million people.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

People move fishing boats to save place ahead of Typhoon Molave in Danang, Vietnam

Over 1M Evacuated As Vietnam Prepares For Typhoon Molave

The storm passed over the Philippines Monday, killing three people and displacing over 120,000.

 | Bailey Vogt

Photo from a home north of Granby, Colorado.

Colorado Deals With A Devastating Wildfire Season

Snow and cold weather have helped slow down the East Troublesome Fire.

 | Robin Dich

A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California

Thousands Told To Evacuate In Southern California

California is experiencing winds up to 60 mph, prompting utility companies to cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers.

 | Scripps News Staff

An air tanker drops retardant on the Olinda Fire burning in Anderson, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

Hazardous Weather Conditions Prompt Fire Concerns In California

The National Weather Service issued Red Flag Warnings over the weekend for much of Northern and Central California.

 | Katherine Biek

A Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks at the fire advancing along a northern California highway.

More Than One Million People Could Lose Power in CA to Prevent Fires

Pacific Gas & Electric says it may black out most customers in the San Francisco Bay Area until Tuesday amid the red flag fire dangers.

 | Alex Arger

Miami Beach

Miami's 'Hard To See' Future Besets Attempts To Outrun The Sea

As sea levels rise in South Florida, coastal communities face a hard decision: Fork over the money to build higher or flee.

 | James Packard

California wildfires

Trump Administration Approves CA Wildfire Relief After Earlier Denial

Trump originally denied the request for millions of dollars in disaster relief two days earlier.

 | Bailey Vogt

Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan May Dump Wastewater From Fukushima Facility Into Ocean

The government is reportedly planning to slowly dump more than 1 million tons of treated water contaminated in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

 | Amber Strong

A teen in Madrid, Spain

Record Breaking Heat Across The Globe In September

U.S. climate officials are saying there’s nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up as the globe’s hottest year on record.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Rescue workers travel by boat on a swelling river to access a flooded area in Vietnam

Flooding Kills Dozens In Vietnam, Cambodia

Flooding in parts of Vietnam and Cambodia has killed nearly 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

 | Adam Elrashidi

A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fire burn

California Wildfires Burn Through Record 4 Million Acres Of Land

California fires are being blamed on drier air linked to climate change and an abundance of dead trees and other natural fuels.

 | Antoinette Miller

Woman holds phone

Wildfire Survivors Call For Improvements In Emergency Alert Systems

Some say alert systems not working fast enough to give people time to escape but officials say cell service outages may cause delays.

 | Scripps News Staff

Storm surge from Tropical Storm Beta

Tropical Storm Beta Makes Landfall In Texas

Tropical Storm Beta has made landfall in Texas, the ninth named storm to make landfall in the U.S. in the 2020 hurricane season

 | Austin Kim

firefighter battles Creek Fire

Scientists Debate Climate Change, Human Activity Amid Fires, Storms

Wildfires on the West Coast have burned more than five million acres and hundreds of homes are flooded in Florida after Hurricane Sally made landfall.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

This April 25, 2017, file photo, shows Exxon service station signs in Nashville, Tenn. Exxon Mobil Corp.

Connecticut Files Suit Against Exxon Mobil On Climate Change

A spokesperson for Exxon says it will defend itself in court and continue its efforts to cut back on emissions.

 | Scripps News Staff

Record breaking wildfires burn in Oregon, turning the sky a hazy orange.

Evacuating During Oregon Wildfires

A video diary takes you through a day in Oregon during the wildfires that have already burned more than 1 million acres.

Firefighters work to control a blaze near Big Sur, California.

33 Dead, Dozens Unaccounted for As Fires Burn Western States

Officials are hopeful better weather conditions are coming to help the more than 16,000 firefighters battling the flames.

 | Alex Arger