Climate Change

Satellite image of a piece of a collapsed ice shelf in Antarctica

Ice Shelf Collapses In Previously Stable East Antarctica

The collapse, captured by satellite images, marked the first time in human history that the frigid region had an ice shelf collapse.

 | AP

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.

Annual Cherry Blossom Colors Show Mounting Effects Of Climate Change

There are 3,200 cherry trees in the parks around the waterfronts in Washgington D.C. They're feeling the effects of a warming climate.

 | Scott Withers

A woman feeds stray cats at the marina in Kuwait City

Kuwait, Among World's Hottest Places, Lags On Climate Action

By the end of the century, scientists say being outside in Kuwait City could be life-threatening.

 | AP

Polar bear cub and its mother

U.N. Climate Change Report Warns Of Mass Animal Extinctions

The report predicts tens of thousands of species of animals could go extinct by 2035 due to warming temperatures and rising sea levels.

 | Scott Withers

Organizers with the Build Back Fossil Free campaign stand in front of the White House.

Climate Crisis Accelerates As Pres. Biden's Plans To Tackle It Stall

As a candidate, President Biden said fighting climate change would create jobs. But as president, there hasn't been much action.

 | Clayton Sandell

Large iceberg in eastern Greenland.

Study: Greenland's Ice Is Melting Faster Than Previously Thought

Some parts of the Greenland ice sheet are melting at rates up to 5 or 6 centimeters a day.

 | Scripps News Staff

Parts of the old village of Aceredo emerged due to drought.

Dry Winter Drains Reservoirs, Ruins Crops In Spain, Portugal

In Portugal, 45% of the country is now enduring “severe” or “extreme” drought.

 | AP

The National Mall in Washington, D.C.

How Global Cities Could Look Under 3 Degrees Of Warming

The nonprofit Climate Central visualized what sea levels would look like under 3 degrees C of warming.

 | Scripps News Staff

Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica

Understanding How Antarctica Is Melting

Scientists have found new vulnerabilities that are eroding Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica — which will have significant effects on global sea levels.

 | Eli Kintisch

A temperature reading of almost 106 degrees in downtown Portland.

2021 Ranks As Earth's 6th Hottest Year On Record

Scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating.

 | AP

A discarded face mask lies in the street in San Francisco.

Face Masks Are Hurting The Environment

Disposable masks are usually made of polypropylene, which can break into microplastics and if eaten by wildlife can block their digestive tracts.

 | Cat Sandoval

Dry fields.

Lawmakers Discuss What We Can Do To Combat Climate Change

Leaders around the world are working to combat climate change. But what can be done here in the U.S.?

 | Scripps News Staff

California Department of Water Resources check the depth of a snow pack.

California Needs More Snow To Offset Drought, Diminished Runoff Levels

Nearly all of California's major reservoirs are below their historic averages.

 | Jason Bellini

Bottled water

Making U.S. Water Treatment More Resilient

Advocates for decentralized water treatment say the practice could make water networks in the U.S. more resilient.

 | Rob Nelson

A woman skis down a snowy slope.

Climate Change Is Impacting Snow Sports

Skiers and snowboarders say they're racing to protect their sport and the planet amid the warming climate.

 | Meg Hilling

Climbers scale the side of a mountain.

The Rocky Future Of Climbing Due To Climate Change

Climbers and scientists say climate change is altering routes, creating obstacles and changing the sport of climbing forever.

 | Meg Hilling

A surfer walks a rock ledge near the ocean.

How Climate Change Is Impacting Surfing

Surfers and scientists say climate change and rising sea levels are altering waves they ride.

 | Meg Hilling

Cranberries grow on a plant

Making Cranberries More Resilient To Climate Change

Scientists are working to make cranberry production more sustainable.

 | Scripps News Staff

Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire that is part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire in Plumas National Park.

Global Warming Is Drying Out Fire Fuels

A new study suggests humans could be the reason the wildfire seasons are getting worse.

 | Scott Withers

In Real Life: Blowout

Scripps News traces the global path of American fossil fuels and their impact on profits and the planet.

A photo of a tree on fire in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest, Calif.

California Wildfires Torch Thousands Of Giant Sequoia Trees

U.S. officials say several wildfires have destroyed many thousands of giant sequoia trees in California in a two-year period.

 | AP

A photo of the Tapajos National Forest and a soy field in Brazil.

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Officials in Brazil say the Amazon has seen the worst increase in deforestation in 15 years.

 | AP

Climate activists hold a demonstration through the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit

Out Of Time: Climate Talks Go Past Deadline

Friday's draft proposals called on countries to accelerate "the phaseout of unabated coal power and of inefficient subsidies for fossil fuels."

 | AP

Wastewater flowing through a water supply plant.

There's A Growing Interest In Wastewater Recycling

Communities across the country are reconsidering a process they've long avoided.

 | Scott Withers

Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Bodhi

A Buddhist Monk's International Journey To Combat Climate Change

Bhikkhu Bodhi is a world-renowned scholar and monk who travels the globe to spread his message on climate change and sustainable living.

 | Amber Strong

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking during an interview at COP26.

U.N. Chief Says Global Warming Goal On 'Life Support'

The U.N. Secretary-General warned that climate talks at COP26 are on "life support," and likely won't yield the needed reductions in emissions.

 | AP

Cars and trucks move on a highway

Leaders Discuss Global Transportation At COP26 Climate Summit

Cost-effective, sustainable technologies were on display.

 | Luke Hanrahan

A photo of emissions from a coal-fired power plant.

China, U.S. Pledge To Increase Cooperation At UN Climate Talks

The U.S. and China have agreed to step up their cooperation in taking action to tackle climate change.

 | AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Speaks At COP26 Climate Summit

It's Pelosi's first engagement at COP26.

 | Luke Hanrahan

Young people march at a climate change rally.

Young People Push For Climate Action Amid COP26's Second Week

About 10,000 people have joined a march through Glasgow, saying promises made at COP26 just aren't enough.

 | Scripps News Staff