ClimateWire News

Subscribe to ClimateWire News feed
The latest stories from Climatewire
Updated: 3 hours 21 min ago

Colorado mudslides wreak havoc on major transportation route

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 7:08am
July 29 mudslides stranded more than 100 people in their vehicles overnight and caused extensive damage that closed Interstate 70, capping several weeks of perilous conditions in a scenic canyon carved through the mountains by the Colorado River.

Dixie Fire is California’s second-biggest wildfire ever

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 7:08am
The Dixie Fire has torched almost half a million acres in California and yesterday it officially became the state’s second-largest wildfire ever, according to California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

World Athletics head says climate change could affect sports calendars

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 7:07am
The effects of climate change will force sports bodies to rethink their calendar of events, World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said yesterday.

'Fire Factor' will show homeowners their wildfire risk

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 7:07am
A nonprofit research group that gained national attention last year when it published a platform showing the flood risk of nearly every U.S. property is developing a similar database that will show each property’s exposure to wildfire. The free, online model will let users enter any address and see information about the property including its wildfire history, exposure and a score on a 10-point scale that quantifies its overall risk of being burned by wildfire.

Can storms worsen climate change? NASA aims to find out

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 7:05am
Severe thunderstorms aren’t just a risk to people on the ground. Scientists suspect intense storms also contribute to climate change, and a new NASA experiment aims to better understand that dynamic.

Report shows effect of EPA rules on power plant CO2 emissions

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 6:55am
Power plants that are required to publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions to EPA have cut their carbon emissions 7 percent each year on average since 2010, according to a new study.

Inside the drought: Hungry cows, dying grapes, old bathwater

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 6:54am
In bone-dry California, winegrowers are battling to save this year's crop, cattle ranchers must sell cows before the grass they eat dies, and residents flush toilets with recycled bath water.

IPCC: Window closing to stop worst effects of climate change

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 6:52am
World leaders are rapidly running out of time to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. And without dramatic action, even less ambitious goals — such as checking climate change at 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels — soon could be out of reach, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Pages