climate

Tornadoes and climate change: What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them

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The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was so unusual in its duration and strength, particularly for December, that a lot of people including the U.S. president are asking what role climate change might have played.

Hurricane-force wind gusts in Colorado, dust storms in Kansas, tornadoes in Iowa in December – here’s what fueled a day of extreme storms

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Extremely powerful winds swept across a large part of the U.S. on Dec. 15, 2021, hitting several states with hurricane-force gusts.

The average person’s daily choices can still make a big difference in fighting climate change – and getting governments and utilities to tackle it, too

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The average American's everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning appliances on or off, to commuting, to paying utility bills.

The connections between those acts and rising global temperatures may seem distant.

A new ratings industry is emerging to help homebuyers assess climate risks

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As climate change fuels large-scale natural disasters, the real estate mantra of "location, location, location" is taking on new meaning. In 2021, homeowners have contended with threats including paralyzing cold on the Great Plains, wildfire evacuations in the West and flooding from the South to New York City and New England.