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Australia Climate Report Predicts More Hot Days and Harsher Fire Seasons

Australia Climate Report Predicts More Hot Days and Harsher Fire Seasons

Drought-affected farmland in New South Wales, Australia, last year.
Trilobites: Birds Can Be Drawn to the Scent of Plastic

Trilobites: Birds Can Be Drawn to the Scent of Plastic

Researchers found that some species of seabirds, including blue petrels, are likely to consume plastic.
America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

The Block Island Wind Farm’s turbines off the coast of Rhode Island in August. They began spinning on Monday and will deliver electricity to Block Island, a community nearby.
America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

The Block Island Wind Farm’s turbines off the coast of Rhode Island in August. They began spinning on Monday and will deliver electricity to Block Island, a community nearby.
America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Spins to Life

The Block Island Wind Farm’s turbines off the coast of Rhode Island in August. They began spinning on Monday and will deliver electricity to Block Island, a community nearby.
Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Clockwise from top left: flooding in Alexandria, Va., in June; a house raised on temporary supports in Norfolk, Va.; flooding in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May; drought conditions at Lake Purdy in Alabama
Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Clockwise from top left: flooding in Alexandria, Va., in June; a house raised on temporary supports in Norfolk, Va.; flooding in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May; drought conditions at Lake Purdy in Alabama
Obama Expected to Ban Offshore Drilling in Some Federal Waters

Obama Expected to Ban Offshore Drilling in Some Federal Waters

President Obama at his last news conference of the year on Friday.
Obama Expected to Ban Offshore Drilling in Some Federal Waters

Obama Expected to Ban Offshore Drilling in Some Federal Waters

President Obama at his last news conference of the year on Friday.
Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists

Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists

The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, anchored outside Nome, Alaska, in August, before its inaugural voyage through the Northwest Passage. The trip would not have been possible before climate change led
Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists

Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists

The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, anchored outside Nome, Alaska, in August, before its inaugural voyage through the Northwest Passage. The trip would not have been possible before climate change led
The Winds Are Behind Women in Top Races

The Winds Are Behind Women in Top Races

The Sydney to Hobart Race in 2012, which the super maxi Wild Oats XI won with Adrienne Cahalan as navigator.
Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

The fishing industry faces antiquated regulations that have been overtaken by climate change, as warming seas force a variety of fish to seek cooler and deeper waters.
Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

Fish Seek Cooler Waters, Leaving Some Fishermen’s Nets Empty

The fishing industry faces antiquated regulations that have been overtaken by climate change, as warming seas force a variety of fish to seek cooler and deeper waters.
Trilobites: For the First Time, a Ruby Sea Dragon Flaunts in Front of the Camera

Trilobites: For the First Time, a Ruby Sea Dragon Flaunts in Front of the Camera

A ruby sea dragon that washed up on the Point Culver cliffs in Western Australia.
Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Ice in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea region. “What’s going on in the Arctic is really very impressive; this year was ridiculously off the chart,” said Gavin A. Schmidt, the head of NASA’s Goddard
Scientists Glimpse New York’s Perilous Path in an Ancient Patch of Marsh

Scientists Glimpse New York’s Perilous Path in an Ancient Patch of Marsh

In Pelham Bay in the Bronx, an ancient salt marsh has provided a unique laboratory to study historic sea levels and perhaps see what lies ahead.
Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Wind turbines off Block Island, R.I. A larger wind farm, planned off Long Island, is up for approval this week.
Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Wind turbines off Block Island, R.I. A larger wind farm, planned off Long Island, is up for approval this week.
Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Wind turbines off Block Island, R.I. A larger wind farm, planned off Long Island, is up for approval this week.