Climate Change

Youth Climate Activists Remobilizing In Europe

Young activists in Europe are getting ready for the COP26 climate summit, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in early November.

 | Lucy Hough

Storm detector

Why Hurricanes Are Becoming More Dangerous

Scientists say tropical storms are rapidly intensifying.

 | Scripps

A U.S. Forest Service bulletin board displays information about closures and evacuations in California.

Summer 2021 Was Hottest On Record In U.S.

According to the NOAA, the average temperature this year was 74 degrees Fahrenheit, – 2.5 degrees warmer than average.

 | Emily Grossberg

NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Olaf on the Pacific coast of Mexico approaching the Los Cabos resort region.

Hurricane Olaf Hits Mexico's Los Cabos Resorts As Category 2

Maximum sustained winds had slipped to about 80 mph and it was expected to weaken further while grinding along the peninsula's coast during the day.

 | AP

A shopping mall is empty after a mandatory evacuation was ordered due to the Caldor Fire in South Lake Tahoe on Aug. 31.

California Fire Threat High Despite Progress Near Tahoe

Meanwhile, the entire state is showing the potential for extreme fire danger in the next three months.

 | Emily Grossberg and AP

A sign outside a South Lake Tahoe Fire Station welcomes people back after the lifting of the evacuation order Monday.

Fire Threat Remains, Despite Evacuations

Winds have been easing, allowing firefighters to make progress containing the spread, but authorities remain concerned.

 | Emily Grossberg and AP

Two people look at what remains of their hurricane destroyed business in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Ida Evacuees Face Unexpected Bills

FEMA is helping Louisiana with thousands in aid.

 | Tammy Estwick

Aiden Locobon, left, and Rogelio Paredes look through the remnants of their family's home destroyed by Hurricane Ida

Death Toll Passes 60 A Week After Ida Made Landfall

More than 60 people are now confirmed dead, as recovery continues in the wake of the Category 4 storm.

 | Emily Grossberg

Health Experts Call Global Warming Greatest Health Threat

Last month, the head of the WHO referenced the pandemic saying the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease."

 | Jay Strubberg

A firefighter carries a water hose toward a spot fire from the Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe on Sept. 2, 2021.

Evacuations Lifted For Thousands As Wildfire Stalls

Winds eased in recent days, and thousands of firefighters managed to contain 43% of the perimeter.

 | AP and Robin Dich


How Congress Could Help Farmers Fight Climate Change

Congress may fund agriculture climate research through the infrastructure bill.

 | Scripps

Rows of houses in an urban area.

How High-Density Housing Helps Combat Climate Change

More urban cities are considering solutions to climate change.

 | Scripps

Rescue crew boats down a flooded street after Hurricane Ida in Lafitte, Louisiana.

Damage From Hurricane Ida Estimated To Cost $18 Billion

The analysis from a risk-modeling firm is likely conservative, as another firm estimates the cost could exceed $50 billion.

 | Emily Grossberg

Pedestrians take cover from the rain near Columbus Circle in New York.

Death Toll Rises After Ida's Remnants Hit Northeast

New York City saw its first ever flash flood emergency.

 | AP

A woman throws away rubbish in the center of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, after heavy rainfall in 2019.

UN: Weather Disasters Soar In Numbers, Cost, But Deaths Fall

Weather disasters worldwide are seven times more destructive. But they're less deadly.

 | AP

Homes are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida,

Thousands Face Weeks Without Power in Ida's Aftermath

Louisiana's governor said 25,000 utility workers were on the ground in the state to help restore electricity, with more on the way.

 | Jay Strubberg

The Caldor Fire burns as a chairlift sits motionless at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort.

Lake Tahoe Threatened By Massive Fire, More Ordered To Flee

Officials say the Caldor fire has gotten more aggressive than anticipated without any signs of slowing down.

 | AP and Eliana Moreno

A man walks down Bourbon Street after the city lost power in the aftermath Hurricane Ida in New Orleans

Power Grid In Shambles As Ida Floods Louisiana, Mississippi

Louisiana's governor warned his state to brace for potentially weeks of recovery.

 | AP and Scott Withers

Water levels at Lake Mead continue to drop as drought and expanding populations deplete this crucial reservoir.

Lake Mead Reckons With A Growing Water Deficit

The demand for water from Lake Mead is now more than the Colorado River can supply.

 | Clayton Sandell

Tropical Storm Ida in the Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Ida Headed Toward Louisiana's Coastline

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called Friday for evacuation of everyone living outside the levee system that protects the area from flooding.

 | AP

Ernest Hollis looks for items at his granddaughter's house that was devastated by floodwaters.

Tennessee Flooding Leaves At Least 22 Dead; 13 Still Missing

Search and rescue crews are still looking for 13 people after the devastating flooding.

 | Robin Dich

emergency personnel and first responders work to help residents after heavy rains from Henri flooded

Henri Hurls Rain As System Settles Atop Swamped Northeast

Over 140,000 homes lost power, and deluges of rain closed bridges, swamped roads and left some people stranded in their vehicles.

 | AP


More Cities Are Losing Trees. Here's Why It Matters.

Trees can help battle climate change.

 | Scripps

A chimney is left standing after a property was destroyed by the Caldor Fire in Grizzly Flats, California

Massive Dixie Fire Explodes Again

The U.S. Forestry Department announced it is operating in "crisis mode."

 | Scott Withers

Panama City Beach

Tropical Storm Fred Makes Landfall On Florida Panhandle

Storm surge warnings posted for the coast from Panama City Beach east through Florida’s Big Bend.

 | Scott Withers


Colorado Couple Uses Their Farm To Combat Extreme Heat

The crops take carbon dioxide out of the air.

 | Scripps

Chris Cowan with Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's street outreach team loads water and other cooling supplies

Pacific Northwest Hit By Another Intense Heat Wave

Temperatures Thursday in Portland reached 102 degrees and Seattle was in the 90s.

 | Robin Dich and AP

A man watches as wildfires approach Kochyli beach near Limni village on the island of Evia

U.N. Report Says World Is Heating At A Dangerously Fast Pace

Despite the dire predictions, experts say the worst effects of the climate crisis can be slowed.

 | Clayton Sandell

Sea ice melts on the Franklin Strait along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

Changes In The Atlantic Ocean Cycle Are Threatening Climate

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is a critical part of the Earth’s energy balance which regulates the climate.

 | Scott Withers

Firefighters battle a blaze in Evia, Greece.

Massive Fire Rages Through Greek Island, Prompts More Evacuations

The fire on Greece's second-largest island has destroyed homes and businesses and forced thousands to leave.

 | Simon Kaufman and AP