The U.S. East Coast has been hit with hurricanelike flooding in recent weeks, with South Carolina and Georgia getting the latest round. High tides are part of the problem, but there's another risk that has been slowly creeping up: sea level rise.
With the United Nations' climate conference in Scotland turning a spotlight on climate change policies and the impact of global warming, it's useful to understand what the science shows.
At the time, the U.S. oil industry, the group's president, Frank Ikard, said, "carbon dioxide is being added to the earth's atmosphere by the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas at such a rate that by the year 2000 the heat balance will be so modified as possibly to cause marked changes in climate."
As cities work toward decreasing their climate impact, they're running up against some opponents in the gas industry.
As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you'll be hearing a lot of technical terms tossed around: mitigation, carbon neutral, sustainable development. The language can feel overwhelming.
Ask people to name the world's largest river, and most will probably guess that it's the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth's largest rivers are in the sky.
A powerful storm system known as an atmospheric river is heading for northern California and Oregon, a region in the midst of an historic drought.
A rating agency is warning water shortages in western states reliant on the Colorado River could lead to rate hikes that would be unaffordable for some.
When Seattle's new sports and concert arena opened its doors to the public in October 2021, many were left scratching heads as to what the heck the building's name was about.
Californians have been concerned about wildfires for a long time, but the past two years have left many of them fearful and questioning whether any solutions to the fire crisis truly exist.