Climate Change

A helicopter drops water on the Windy Fire burning in the Trail of 100 Giants grove of Sequoia National Forest.

Experts Are Studying Past Wildfires To Aid Future Forest Survival

Using photos from the past, experts are piecing together wildfire history to look for clues that can be used in the future.

 | Sam Eaton

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting

White House Working On New Climate Change Strategies

The package includes refundable tax credits to help encourage people to use renewable energy sources.

 | AP

Smoke rises from the Feyzin Total refinery chimneys, outside Lyon, central France.

U.N.: Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit A New Record, Cuts Fall Short

Greenhouse gas concentrations increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction in the pandemic.

 | AP

MBS Pledges Net-Zero Carbon Emissions, Intel Report Stokes Doubts

A new intelligence report casts doubt, saying nations that rely heavily on fossil fuel exports will try to slow the transition.

 | Sasha Ingber

Mark Crave, left, and Pat Crave, right at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

Cow Manure Helps Dairy Farm Run On Renewable Energy

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese has built massive tanks that store manure, capture its methane, and burn it to produce electricity.

 | Lauren Magarino

Tractor harvesting crops in a field.

This Earth-Friendly Crop May Change Agriculture For The Better

Kernza is a perennial crop that's essentially a cousin of wheat, but its roots store carbon in the ground to help prevent soil erosion and runoff.

 | Lauren Magarino

A cow

Cattle Ranchers Set Environmental Sustainability Goals

One cattle rancher says the cattle industry can be a solution to the climate crisis.

 | Lauren Magarino

Water drips from an outdoor faucet in California.

Governor Newsom Declares Drought Emergency Across California

The governor's order frees up additional state funding to address the crisis as Newsom urges Californians to bolster water conservation efforts.

 | Scripps News Staff

A flock of geese fly past a smokestack at a coal power plant

Survey: More Than 99% Of Studies Say Humans Caused Climate Change

A new study from Cornell found that more than 99.9% of scientific writings on climate change since 2012 agree that humans impact the climate.

 | Scripps News Staff

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y.

With Biden's Climate Plan At Risk, Democrats Race To Strike Deal

Lawmakers are seeking to negotiate a new deal on President Joe Biden's climate plan.

 | AP

Vice President Kamala Harris.

Vice President Harris To Highlight Drought Crisis In The West

She is visiting Lake Mead in Nevada to push the Biden administration's infrastructure and climate change proposals that are stalled in Congress.

 | AP

Cows on a dairy farm

Dairy Farms Hit Hard By Megadrought Turn To Technology

The megadrought across the western U.S. is turning green pastures on farms brown. But new technology is providing some solutions.

 | Scott Withers

A wildfire burns in Goleta, California.

California's Santa Ana Winds Increase Fire Threat

More than 3,000 homes, businesses and other structures have been damaged or destroyed by wildfires, and the Santa Ana winds exacerbate the threat.

 | Scott Withers

An air tanker drops retardant on a wildfire

California Firefighters, Aircraft Try To Box In Wildfire

The Alisal Fire has charred more than 26 square miles of chaparral and grass in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara.

 | AP

Wind turbines stand in the water

Biden Administration Sets Plan For 7 Offshore Wind Farms By 2025

In addition to offshore wind, the Interior Department is working with other federal agencies to increase renewable energy production on public lands.

 | AP

A coal-fired RWE power plant steams in Neurath, Germany.

Energy Agency Urges Bigger Global Push To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A report from the International Energy Agency said the economic rebound from the pandemic is putting major strains on the global energy system.

 | AP

Steam rises from a power station in Germany.

Study Finds Climate Change Result Of Human Activity, Carbon Emissions

Keeping global warming well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century is a goal of the Paris accord, but some nations are falling behind.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rolling hills of trees with leaves changing colors as the season transitions into autumn.

How Climate Change Is Affecting Fall Foliage

Climate change is extending summer temperatures into September and altering the fall foliage.

 | Scott Withers

Ocean waves on rocks

Oceanic Dead Zones Are Worse Than Ever

Climate change is supercharging the creation of low-oxygen zones in the planet's oceans, with concerning implications for wildlife and fisheries.

 | Sam Eaton

Vehicles stranded in New York flood waters following Hurricane Ida.

More Americans Are Moving To High-Risk Climate Areas

People across the U.S. are moving to places where climate change is expected to bring more wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather.

 | Tammy Estwick

Special Report: Before The Water Runs Out

In regions near the U.S.-Mexico border, many still live without water connections. Their fight to get it now faces its final deadline: climate change.

 | James Packard and Eric Koraganie

Flood waters surround storm damaged homes in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.

Homeowners Could See Higher Insurance Costs Under FEMA Changes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is changing flood risks based on climate change, which could lead to higher premiums.

 | AP

Buildings burn as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.

California's Second-Largest Wildfire Ever Burns Almost 1 Million Acres

The fire is now almost 95% contained. Crews are working to extinguish hot spots and rebuild fire lines.

 | Scott Withers

Window air conditioners in New York

EPA Rule Sharply Limits HFCs, Gases Used As Refrigerants

It follows through on a law Congress passed last year and is intended to decrease U.S. production and use of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years.

 | AP

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Senator Manchin Playing Key Role In Writing Democrats Climate Plan

The West Virginia Democrat will play a critical role in green energy policy despite having ties to the fossil fuel industry.

 | Emily Grossberg

Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens as President Joe Biden delivers remarks.

World Leaders Try To Hammer Out Next Steps On Climate Change

President Biden has called recent catastrophic climate projections "a code red for humanity."

 | AP

Cones block the entrance to Sequoia National Park, California

Sequoia National Park's Giant Trees At Risk As Fires Grow

The park's historic wooden entrance sign dating to 1935 was covered in fire-resistant wrapping, and hoses were in place at the headquarters area.

 | AP

President Joe Biden walks to speak about infrastructure at the Flatirons campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

President Biden Touts $3.5T Climate Resilience Plan

The "Build Back Better" plan pledges to tackle the climate crisis and modernize infrastructure.

 | Emily Grossberg

Pres. Biden holds onto a wind turbine blade during a tour at the Flatirons campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

President Biden Talks Climate Resilience In Infrastructure

He also spoke about his build back better agenda, which he says will help tackle the climate crisis and modernize infrastructure.

 | Scripps News Staff

A surfer tries to paddle through the surf as wind and rain from Tropical Storm Nicholas batters the area.

Nicholas, Now Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain Along Gulf Coast

Millions along the Texas Gulf Coast are being battered by torrential rain and ferocious wind.

 | AP