Climate Change

Wildfire and smoke in Northwest Forest

Major Wildfires Burn In Northwestern U.S.

Dozens of major wildfires burn in Oregon, Washington and California, forcing evacuations. More than one million acres have burned so far this year.

 | Scripps News Staff

Clean-up Operations Underway In Western Germany After Deadly Flooding

Newsy reports from Western Germany, where devastating flooding has killed almost 200 people and left many missing.

 | Kristy Schantz and Luke Hanrahan

Bird

How Are Animals Adapting To Climate Change?

Researchers fear animal habitats aren't adapting fast enough to warmer climates.

 | Scripps

Cyclist taking a break under the bright sun.

Heat Wave Linked To At Least 116 Deaths In Oregon

Parts of The Pacific Northwest saw record-breaking temperatures in the triple digits.

 | Robin Dich

Wildfire

KNXV: Will Wildfires Change Arizona's Desert Ecosystem?

Arizona researchers are studying the long-term impacts of wildfires in the state.

 | KNXV

Memorial in Surfside, FL

WPTV: Florida Man Grieves Loss Of Beloved Grandma In Condo Collapse

His grandmother was about to celebrate her 81st birthday next month.

 | WPTV

A pedestrian holds a bottle of cold water at a Salvation Army hydration station

Almost 100 Dead in Oregon as Heatwave Continues

Heat-related deaths have also been reported in Washington state and Canada.

 | Robin Dich

Beachgoers crowd in the heat at Santa Monica Beach on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Western U.S. Tries To Escape Sweltering Heat

The high temperatures are intensifying drought and fire concerns.

 | Austin Kim

A pedestrian takes a bottle of water at a Salvation Army hydration station during a heatwave as temperatures hit 115-degrees

Extreme Heat Wave Hits The West

Health officials are urging parents to be extra vigilant after months of being at home during the pandemic.

 | Robin Dich

G-7 Protesters Take To The Streets And Beaches

Newsy is in Cornwall, U.K covering the G-7 Summit.

 | Kristy Schantz and Luke Hanrahan

A photo of Arizona.

KNXV: New Technology Aims To Mitigate Urban Heat Islands

A team from Arizona State University is developing new tools to keep the state cool.

 | KNXV

Goat eat shrubs and brush to create a fire break in Hayward, California.

Using Goats To Prevent Wildfires

Landowners are turning to a unique, environmentally-friendly tool to clear debris: herds of goats.

 | Lindsey Theis

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, arrives to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing

Federal Chair Warns Climate Poses Obstacles For Global Economy

Jerome Powell also said the issue is "not something [the Fed] directly considers in setting monetary policy."

 | AP

Storm and flooding

What To Expect This Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the official start to the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

 | Scripps

Mourners attend a funeral for unclaimed people who died of extreme weather in Karachi, Pakistan, after a heat wave

Study Says One-third Of Heat Deaths Directly Due To Global Warming

Scientists say that's only a sliver of climate's overall toll — even more people die from other extreme weather amplified by global warming.

 | AP

The Shell gas station logo

Court: Shell Must Cut Carbon Emissions By 45% By 2030

Shell could still appeal the ruling.

 | Kamil Zawadzki

Nature Landscape

Climate Change Forces Some Americans To Relocate

"Climate change refugees" are moving due to unsustainable weather conditions.

 | Scripps

A vast iceberg has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, lying in the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica.

Iceberg Larger Than State Of Rhode Island Splits From Antarctica

Spotted in satellite images, a slab of ice bigger than Rhode Island has broken off from Antarctica. It's now the world's largest iceberg.

 | Shira Tarlo

Western U.S. Gears Up For Early Wildfire Season

Amid dry conditions and early blazes, western states are bracing for wildfire season.

 | Meg Hilling

Family walks on the beach

More Americans Opt Out Of Parenthood Amid Climate Change Concerns

One woman says she's afraid climate change would take away her children's ability to live their best life.

 | Scripps

Factory

EPA Wants To Phase Out Use, Production Of Certain Greenhouse Gases

The proposed rule would decrease U.S. production and use of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% over the next 15 years.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Smoke rises in the sky.

KNXV: Arizona Official Warns People To Prepare For Wildfire Season

A fire official reminded people living in rural areas to clear a defensible space around their property.

 | KNXV

Business uses 3D printing technology

California Company Uses 3D Printing To Build Sustainable Homes

Through 3D printing technology, Mighty Buildings says it's able to build affordable homes with minimal environmental impact.

 | Scripps

President Biden

Climate Summit Ends With Focus On Technology

President Biden says focusing on new, more cost-effective technologies to fight climate change could improve economies and boost job creation.

 | Kamil Zawadzki

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, from Sweden.

Greta Thunberg Criticizes Climate Response

The 18-year-old from Sweden spoke to members of the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment.

 | Simon Kaufman

A person uses an Ethereum ATM

What's The Link Between NFTs And Climate Change?

Ethereum’s energy use stems from a security feature to block abuse of the system. But it burns up tons of electricity.

 | Tyler Adkisson and Stephanie Sandoval

How To Shrink Cows’ Huge Carbon Footprint

How To Shrink Cows’ Huge Carbon Footprint

Are cows a problem for climate? It depends on how you raise them. Here's how regenerative grazing could help offset the greenhouse gas they emit.

 | Andrew Lawler and Kyle Pyatt and Ellen Rolfes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is attending a virtual international climate summit with US President Joe Biden

President Biden Kicks Off 2-Day Climate Summit

The climate meeting is being attended by 40 leaders, including Pope Francis, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin.

 | Lauren Stephenson

A student gets off a school bus

Democrats Aim To Go Green With School Buses

Research suggests emissions from the current fleet, which relies mostly on diesel, may be bad for children.

 | Kamil Zawadzki

2020 Hurricane Zeta

Disasters Intensify With Climate Change, Carry Billion Dollar Costs

Federal government says 2020 saw record 22 separate weather climate disasters that each cost a billion dollars or more.

 | Megan Smith