Climate Change

President Trump signing a memorandum to protect Florida coastline from offshore drilling

Economic Benefits Unclear Under Trump Environmental Rollbacks

Former President Trump cited an undue burden on business for his deregulatory efforts, but it remains uncertain what financial benefit they brought.

 | Bianca Facchinei

U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry.

U.S., China Commit To Work Together On Climate Change

The U.S. special envoy on climate met with Chinese officials in Shanghai.

 | Simon Kaufman

Man hikes outdoors.

KNXV: Here's How Climate Change Impacts Allergy Season

One expert told our sister station that pollen season will start earlier and last longer due to warmer temperatures.

 | KNXV

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem assesses the damage from the Schroeder Fire.

Hundreds Evacuated As South Dakota Wildfires Continue To Grow

Winds of up to 75 miles per hour were reported in some areas.

 | Eliana Moreno

People walk under a canopy of cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan.

Early Cherry Blossoms Peak Points To Climate Change

Scientists warn the early bloom is another sign of climate change.

 | Eliana Moreno

A survey stick marks a broken levee

The Future Of U.S. Levees Involves A Lot Of Hard Decisions

After a century of building the U.S. levee system, we're facing a tough reality: It wasn't built to protect us from the effects of climate change.

 | Cliff Judy

Debris from Hurricane Betsy blocks main route

Federal Flood Insurance Exists Because Private Insurers Wanted Out

A devastating 1965 hurricane led private insurers to lobby Congress to get into flood insurance. But that had a lot of unintended consequences.

 | Cliff Judy

Illustrated graphic of energy sources used in Texas

Green New Deal Gets Fresh Push In Texas Amid Fallout From Power Crisis

After a deadly winter storm nearly collapsed the Texas power grid, climate activists are pushing the state's lawmakers to pass a Green New Deal.

 | Shira Tarlo

A U.S. Army officer patrols near floodwaters in 1927

Lessons Learned: Our History Fighting Off Floods

We've been trying to conquer floods for generations, but nature keeps reminding us no levee or dam is 100% fail-proof.

 | Cliff Judy

The highway 34 bridge spans the Missouri River and its flooded banks between La Platte, Nebraska and Glenwood, Iowa, in 2019.

Those Who Live And Work Near Levees All Want Something Different

After repeated floods, those who live and work near U.S. levee systems agree something has to change. Getting them to agree on what is tough.

 | Cliff Judy

Crews patch a crater along the Sacramento River

The Most Vulnerable Levees In The Nation Have A Lot In Common

Levees with unacceptable ratings are far more common than acceptable. And 73 systems with unacceptable ratings are considered high or very high risk.

 | Cliff Judy

Floodwaters from the Missouri River flow through a break in a levee, north of Hamburg, Iowa, on May 10, 2019.

2019 Floods Exposed Levee System Weaknesses ... Again

A massive storm followed by record rains last spring punched so many holes in Midwest levees, the initial fixes won't be finished until late 2021.

 | Cliff Judy

An aerial view of a massive crack in the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica

490-Square-Mile Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

Experts say iceberg break is not related to global warming but part of a natural process where ice flowing on land meets the ocean.

 | Scripps News Staff

Woman walks through flooded water in Philadelphia

$32B In U.S. Flood Damage Forecast By 2051

Non-profit First Street Foundation said damages from climate change will impact real estate markets.

 | Scripps News Staff

Houston neighborhood under snow

Texas Crisis Is Proof The U.S. Is Badly Unprepared For Climate Change

More extreme cold is coming to places that aren't used to it, and that means Texas' recent freeze probably won't be the last.

 | James Packard

Bottled water is handed to residents of Jackson, Miss.

Millions Without Clean Drinking Water in the South

In Louisiana, around a million people still don't have access to clean drinking water.

 | Robin Dich

City of Richardson, TX worker clears ice from fountain

Extreme Winter Weather In Texas Spikes Oil And Gas Prices

Texas' rare cold snap left millions without power last night in controlled outages.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rising Tides Create New Climate Migrants

Rising Tides

Rising sea levels and more powerful storms are creating more climate change refugees.

 | Jessica Diaz-Hurtado

Protesters sign calling for climate action in front of the White House.

President Biden Says Climate Change A National Security Issue

Executive orders signed by the president include intelligence, defense assessments of impacts of climate change.

 | Jay Strubberg

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

U.S. Joins Other Countries For Global Climate Change Summit

The summit discusses solutions for climate change for the next decade.

 | Scripps News Staff

Joe Biden

Biden Vows To Rejoin The Paris Climate Accord On Day One

The new administration also plans to restore many of the more than 70 environmental regulations rolled back under President Trump.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

A bust of French statesman and European Union co-founder Robert Schuman

European Union Vows Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2030

The goal is to reduce the levels by 55 percent in ten years... Compared to emission levels from 1990

 | Scripps News Staff

A man stands on the roof of his home as the Blue Ridge Fire burns along the hillside in Chino Hills, California

2020 On Track To Be One Of 3 Hottest Years On Record

2020 is reportedly on track to be one of the three hottest years on record.

 | Scripps News Staff

A wildfire consumes sagebrush in Washington.

Plans Released To Help Reduce Fires In The West, Protect Wildlife

The $2 million plan focuses on areas of sagebrush habitat in parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah.

 | Alex Arger

Phillipines residents walk through mud and debris

Typhoon Kills At Least 42 In Philippines

The typhoon had sustained winds of more than 90 mph with gusts up to 150 mph.

 | Scripps News Staff

In this Sept. 28, 2020 file photo a firefighter rests in front of a burned home while battling the Glass Fire.

Insurance Industry Could Lose $8B In Wildfires

Economic losses due to wildfires could top $13 billion.

 | Robin Dich

A person walks on a flooded street in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta in Davie, Florida.

Eta Could Hit Florida Again

Forecasters say it could strengthen into a hurricane and weaken before landfall.

 | Robin Dich

People walk a flooded street to reach their homes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Eta Churning In Gulf Of Mexico

Forecasts say the storm could strengthen in the Gulf's warmer waters.

 | Katherine Biek

President Donald Trump

U.S. Officially Pulls Out Of Paris Climate Accord

The withdrawal comes just a day after Election Day. The winner of this year's presidential election will decide whether the U.S. leaves or stays.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Part of a tree nearly hit a house in an Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans during Hurricane Zeta.

Zeta Heads Northeast After Making Landfall In U.S.

It killed at least two people and hundreds of thousands of people are without power Thursday morning.

 | Robin Dich