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June 01, 2020 10:01 AM

In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about the coronavirus spreading in crowded shelters.

May 19, 2020 10:57 AM

As if the pandemic weren't enough, people are wondering whether climate change will cause pathogens buried in frozen ground to come back to life as the Arctic warms. How worried should we be?

April 22, 2020 09:01 AM

Climate change activists had planned three days of protests and other events for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But with the coronavirus pandemic, they will be virtual.

February 18, 2020 05:00 PM

Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.

February 17, 2020 10:04 AM

Many fruit and nut trees need cold weather to bloom, which is becoming less common in a warming climate. So, farmers and scientists are teaming up to find ways to help orchards chill out and cope.

February 16, 2020 08:10 PM

Flooding is rippling across parts of the state capital of Jackson. Officials say that with more rain expected, the inundation could worsen. Thousands of residents have already been affected.

February 01, 2020 03:32 PM

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.