CLIMATE CHANGE DID NOT CAUSE SYRIAN WAR...

Starvation is ravaging Syria, but climate change is not directly to blame. Image: Tasnim News Agency

 

Drought brought on by climate change is not responsible for the Syrian war, scientists say, but it has helped to make conflict likelier...

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE BLAMED FOR HALF OF INCREASED FOREST FIRE DANGER...

The Loma Fire rages on the Santa Cruz Mountains summit beyond the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster in Santa Cruz. Credit Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel, via Associated Press

 

Forest fires are burning longer and stronger across the western United States, lighting up the landscape with alarming frequency. Residents are forced to flee, homes are incinerated, wildlife habitats are destroyed, lives are lost. Last year, the Forest Service spent more than half its annual budget fighting fires...

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10 HURRICANES IN 10 WEEKS: WITH OPHELIA, A 124-YEAR-OLD RECORD IS MATCHED...

Storm clouds outside Miami Beach last month warned of Hurricane Irma’s approach. Six more hurricanes have developed since Irma. Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia on Wednesday, 2017 became the first year in more than a century — and only the fourth on record — in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength...

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IT’S NOT REGULATION THAT’S A THREAT TO JOBS, IT’S CLIMATE CHANGE...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks with coal miners at the Harvey Mine on April 13, 2017, in Sycamore, Penn. Photo: Justin Merriman/Getty Images

President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt have a go-to argument they lean on when pushing for repeal of the Clean Power Plan or other government regulation: The red tape is costing America jobs...

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CARBON FEEDBACK FROM FOREST SOILS TO ACCELERATE GLOBAL WARMING: STUDY...

 

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- An experiment conducted by the University of Chicago (UChicago) has found that soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon release from the soil to the atmosphere, alternating with periods of no detectable loss in soil carbon stores...

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HOW CALIFORNIA'S FIRESTORM SPREAD SO MIND-BOGGLINGLY FAST: FROM 'DIABLO' WINDS TO CLIMATE TRENDS...

Before and after images of the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa. The bottom image from Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. The top undated image provided by Google Earth shows the area before the fire. AP

 

The firestorm that engulfed large parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties in California on Monday will go down in history as one of the worst such events ever recorded in the Golden State...

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THE OTHER SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS THE EPA IS BUCKING...

Scott Pruitt talking to a reporter after announcing in Hazard, Ky., on Monday that he Trump administration will abandon the Clean Power Plan. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

 

The Trump administration skepticism of climate-change science is no secret, but...

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FIGHTBACK BEGINS OVER TRUMP'S 'ILLEGAL AND IRRESPONSIBLE' CLEAN POWER REPEAL...

Donald Trump at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 2016. The Clean Power Plan was unveiled by Barack Obama in 2015 but was immediately challenged by industry groups. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

 

The US is set for a fresh battle over climate change after the Trump administration moved to tear up the country’s primary policy to lower emissions and stave off dangerous global warming...

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HOW 4 A.M. CHATS PERSUADED MIAMI’S REPUBLICAN MAYOR TO CARE ABOUT SEA-LEVEL RISE...

City of Miami mayor Tomás Regalado, inspects "King Tide" flooding at the intersection of 10 ave. and northeast 79th st.

 

Tomás Regalado is standing nearly knee deep in a murky stream of saltwater when a FedEx truck comes lumbering up Northeast 10th Avenue like a Boston Whaler, sending its wake over his rubber firefighter boots and down his blue slacks...

 

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10 DEAD AS WINE COUNTRY FIRES BURN AT LEAST 1,500 STRUCTURES, FORCE EVACUATIONS...

This image provided by the California Highway Patrol shows destruction in Santa Rosa's Coffey Park neighborhood on Monday, October 9, 2017. Courtesy California Highway Patrol

 

A swarm of fires supercharged by powerful winds ripped through Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties Monday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens of others, destroying more than 1,500 homes and businesses, and turning prominent wineries to ash...

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