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UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.

Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line …

Southwest U.S. preps for 120 temps

When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more.

Tropical system could form in Gulf of Mexico later this week

A tropical system could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping eye on it.

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Protests, new climate pledges after Trump’s Paris pullout

Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, while nations around the world pledged to double down on …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

Trump’s remarks on pulling out of climate accord

President Donald Trump’s remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House.

Meet the states seeking to fill the void after Trump dumped the climate pact

Leaders of California, Washington and other states said Thursday they will work to fill the international leadership vacuum created by

As U.S. backs away from climate pledges, India and China step up

As the United States pulls back from its commitment to fight climate change, the world’s two other biggest polluters – India and China – are sounding the alarm. But neither …

New hurricane advisories will give deadlines for storm prep

Some coastal residents always put off emergency preparations until storm clouds loom on the horizon. The National Hurricane Center is going to try giving those people a deadline this year, …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Tropical Storm Beatriz moves ashore in southern Mexico

Tropical Storm Beatriz soaked parts of southern Mexico with heavy rains after it moved ashore in an area of touristy beach communities Thursday night and began weakening.

Elon Musk threatens to quit Trump’s advisory council over the Paris climate deal

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk threatened Wednesday to resign his position as an adviser to President Donald Trump if the United States withdraws from the Paris climate deal, a remark …

U.N. chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an impassioned appeal Tuesday for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions as President …

Storms pummel central U.S., as tornadoes kill at least 2

Storms whipped through a wide swath of the nation’s midsection, giving rise to tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two …

Oregon county voting whether to block liquefied natural gas project

Voters in Oregon’s Coos County are considering a May ballot measure that would block the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.

‘Charming Betsy’ doctrine looms over Trump Climate decision

If the U.S. withdraws from the Paris climate accord – an option gaining favor among top White House advisers – Charming Betsy may be partly to blame. Or, more specifically, …

Midwest, South brace for flooding and tornadoes

Parts of the U.S. Midwest and South braced for more flooding and possible tornadoes Monday following a weekend of deadly torrents and powerful winds that claimed at least 15 lives.

1st tropical depression of season forms far from land

The first tropical depression of the Atlantic season has formed far from land.

Climate change could destroy far more of the Arctic’s frozen soil than we expected

Climate change could cause another 4 million square kilometers, or about 1.5 million square miles, of permafrost to disappear with every additional degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, …

UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail around Southeast

Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half dozen apparent twisters Wednesday, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina’s ‘peach capital’ and raining out golfers …

Hurricane Matthew officially deadliest Atlantic storm in more than a decade

Hurricane Matthew will officially go down as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade.

UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Out like a lion: New England is getting snow at end of March

March is not going out like a lamb in parts of New England.

No joke: New England to get snow dump on April Fools’ Day

A major snowstorm is brewing just in time for April Fools’ Day in parts of New England.

Severe storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern U.S.

An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains shifted into the Ohio Valley and southern United States …

Forecasts for this past winter were mostly awful. Blame the fickle Pacific Ocean.

Predicting the weather for winter many weeks before it begins is hard. If any season proved there is a long way to go in perfecting such long-term outlooks, this winter …

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry

Experts say coal’s biggest problem isn’t a shortage of the fuel to dig or even climate change regulations but cheap and abundant natural gas. Gas prices dropped as advances in …

UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Trump plans would reverse Obama’s climate push

President Donald Trump plans to sign a far-reaching executive order Tuesday to promote domestic oil, coal and natural gas by reversing much of his predecessor’s efforts to address climate change.

Severe storms in forecast for U.S. much of this week

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and …

Arctic sets record for low levels of sea ice

Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a prior record set just two years ago for this …

Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built

Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said …