Climate Change

Japanese troops rescue residents from flooding Tuesday in southern Japan city of Omuta.

Japan Storms Kill 50 People, Soldiers Pull Survivors From Floodwaters

Nearly three million people are evacuated and troops are mobilized for flood rescues after five days of torrential rains in Japan.

 | Peter Hecht

People walk in ocean

2020 Is On Track To Be One Of The Hottest Years On Record

There's a nearly 50% chance it will be the hottest year on record.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Architectural light show at U.N. headquarters

United Nations Postpones Climate Summit Until 2021

The annual meeting will be pushed back one year to November 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

 | Gage Jackson

A man wearing a mask sweeps a street in Beijing

Study: Global Carbon Emissions Drop 17% Amid Pandemic

A new study found daily worldwide CO2 emissions dropped by nearly 19 million tons in early April.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

A clear skyline in downtown Phoenix, with fewer motorists on the road due to the coronavirus.

Report: Virus Expected To Bring Biggest Drop In Energy Use In 70 Years

The pandemic is expected to bring a decline in emissions around 8% in 2020, dwarfing declines seen during 2008's global financial crisis.

 | Peter Hecht

Clearer skies and distant hills are visible in India amid the coronavirus lockdown

The Planet Sees Changes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Scientists have recorded a decline in air pollution and spikes in animal activity.

 | Meg Hilling

Nearly empty highways in California during stay-at-home orders over the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Has Changed U.S. Vehicle Emissions — For Now

Vehicle emissions are down thanks to coronavirus lockdown orders. Experts expect "substantial" benefits for health, for as long as they stay low.

 | Evan Thomas

A map of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China

Coronavirus Lockdowns Are Reducing Emissions Worldwide

The reduced industry and travel from coronavirus lockdowns is causing at least temporary reductions in emissions across whole countries.

 | Evan Thomas

The Rio Grande River

El Paso's Water Supply Is Moving Out — But Not If These Ideas Work

Climate change makes El Paso's water depletion worse. But officials and researchers think they have solutions. And it's getting national attention.

 | James Packard

Wind turbines off the coast of Scotland

Addressing Climate Change Requires Both Public And Private Money

Most of the financing for the fight against climate change comes from private sources. But public financiers aren't worried about making a return.

 | Evan Thomas

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Commits At Least $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

The Amazon CEO announced the Bezos Earth Fund on Monday and said he'll pledge $10 billion "to start."

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Sea ice in the Antarctic Peninsula region

Antarctica May Have Hit A Record High Temperature — Again

It could take up to nine months to verify whether the temperature broke a record.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana.

BP Promises To Be 'Carbon Neutral' By 2050

The energy firm announced that it will seek to cut pollution from oil and gas enterprises and step up investments in clean energy.

 | Peter Hecht

Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline

Chicago Council Panel Declares Crisis Over Lake Shoreline Damage

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had previously declared a "local disaster" after January storms caused millions of dollars of damage.

 | Bailey Vogt

Esperanza Station on the northernmost tip of the Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica May Have Just Hit An All-Time Record High Temperature

The verification process could take up to nine months.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Where Environment Meets Economy: Selling Climate Policy In Iowa

Climate change is more than rising sea levels and stronger hurricanes. Farmers in Iowa are trying to protect their crops from more frequent floods.

 | James Packard

A farmer in Australia drives a tractor as he uses a hose to put out a fire

New South Wales Announces Investigation Into Cause Of Bushfires

The region's premier said the scale of the fires has been "unprecedented" and "we must leave no stone unturned."

 | LeeAnne Lowry

The Doomsday Clock

How The Doomsday Clock Measures The Risks Of Climate Change

For more than a decade, scientists have considered the threats from climate change when they set the symbolic Doomsday Clock.

 | Evan Thomas

President Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg

Trump And Thunberg Address Climate Change At Davos Forum

President Trump and activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

Koala in Taronga Zoo

Australians Tried To Save Animals Before Bushfires Began

Scientists estimate 1 billion animals were killed by infernos still raging around Australia. Organizations across the country are working together.

 | Terace Garnier

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Appeals Court Tosses Out Climate Case Brought By 21 Young Plaintiffs

The judges said the case was "compelling," but two out of three said it's out of the court's jurisdiction.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

A man sunbathes on June 29, 2019 in London, England

2019 Was Second-Hottest Year On Record, Capping Off Hottest Decade

Increased carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are the main culprit.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Firefighters in Bega, Australia

Americans Help Fight Australian Bushfires

Twenty more American firefighters arrived in Bega on Monday, where they are preparing to deploy to support the Australians.

 | Terace Garnier

Activists rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall on Jan. 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia

Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters Call For Australian PM To Resign

Authorities have expressed frustration that the protests are distracting emergency services from battling fires.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

A koala at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Australian Hospital Rescuing Koalas From Historic Bushfires

Terace Garnier spoke to two workers who are helping care for koalas injured in Australia's bushfires.

 | Terace Garnier

Terace Garnier in Sydney

Newsy On The Ground Covering Australia Bushfires

The skies in Sydney are clear today but for the past month city has been blanketed with fog and smoke.

 | Terace Garnier

A climate activist holds a protest sign

2019 Wrap-Up: A Growing Awareness Of A Worsening Climate

A look back at the measurement, management and often slow progress of climate change awareness in 2019.

 | Evan Thomas

Smoke haze over Sydney Harbour with the Opera House hardly visible on Dec. 10, 2019 in Sydney, Australia

Australia Sets Record For Its Hottest National Average Temperature

There are a number of reasons for the heatwave, but experts say the most dominant one is the strong Indian Ocean dipole.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the opening day of the U.N. Climate Change Conference.

U.N. Climate Conference Ends Without Major Breakthrough

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said he's disappointed with the results of the United Nations Climate Summit.

 | Lauren Magarino

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at UN climate summit in Madrid.

U.N.: Resisting Action On Climate Is 'A Recipe For Economic Disaster'

The U.N. secretary-general blasted the "false story" that addressing climate change is anti-business.

 | Peter Hecht