The alarming wildfires on the West Coast are again putting the spotlight on climate change. But it's not the only reason why we're seeing so much destruction and lives lost.
Sewer service can present an attractive alternative to failing septic systems, but it's not a miracle cure.
The pandemic massively reduced the world's consumption of oil. Now two influential reports suggest that this state of affairs will continue well into 2021 — if not longer.
These homeowners are eligible for federal help, but a new report finds that FEMA often fails to provide that assistance.
Septic systems rely on having plenty of soil and space to filter out the harmful materials. But as sea levels rise, septic systems are running out of space and compromised septic systems can pollute nearby waterways. Climate change is making that problem worse.
David Legates, a professor whose research has been supported by fossil fuel companies, has been hired for a top position at the federal agency that oversees weather and climate forecasting.
NPR's Scott Simon recounts what life in California, once the stuff of dreams, has become for too many residents as wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes seem to happen with increasing frequency.
Hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and disease outbreaks are all a preview of our hotter future. Dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help.
Millions of home listings on Realtor.com now include information about climate change-driven flood risk. Other real estate sites are holding off.
Hurricane Laura rapidly intensified before it made landfall. Abnormally hot water in the Gulf of Mexico helped it gain power.
The Chamber has called for legislative action on climate, but the business group didn't take climate into account when evaluating U.S. lawmakers' voting records, an environmental think tank says.
Focus more on water, less on wind and beware the cone of uncertainty. Here's a simple guide for understanding hurricane risks.
Firefighters have been battling hundreds of blazes sparked by thousands of lightning strikes. "It wouldn't matter if we had five times more firefighters," says the battalion chief for Sonoma County.
When a weather station in Death Valley recorded a high of 130 degrees Sunday, it triggered an inquiry to verify the reading. Here's a look into the exacting process of vetting extreme weather claims.
With at least 158 dead and thousands of homes collapsed after heavy rains, experts say it's time for China to rethink its water management.