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Why California's wildfires are so hard to fight loading...
Why California's wildfires are so hard to fight
The state is full of steep canyons and rolling hillsides that firefighters struggle to reach.
Once lush, El Salvador is dangerously close to running dry loading...
Once lush, El Salvador is dangerously close to running dry
The country's shrinking water supply is in jeopardy as weak regulation, lagging services, and climate variability fuel a complex crisis.
Dramatic pictures reveal Venice flooding loading...
Dramatic pictures reveal Venice flooding
Thanks to bad weather and high tides, Italy's historic City of Canals has been inundated again, raising fears for its long-term safety.
Deadly weather may rise 50 percent from now to 2100 loading...
Deadly weather may rise 50 percent from now to 2100
As human-driven climate change wreaks havoc on the jet stream, heat waves, droughts, and other extreme weather may get more common, a study says.
Brazil's new leader promised to exploit the Amazon—but can he? loading...
Brazil's new leader promised to exploit the Amazon—but can he?
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro wants to harvest the rain forest’s riches, raising fears among environmentalists and indigenous communities. Are they justified?
5 recycling myths busted loading...
5 recycling myths busted
What really happens to all the stuff you put in those yellow bins?
‘Cli-fi’ writers imagine unchecked climate change loading...
‘Cli-fi’ writers imagine unchecked climate change
A new fiction series from top authors challenges readers to confront big questions in surprising ways.
Scenes from the new Cold War unfolding at the top of the world loading...
Scenes from the new Cold War unfolding at the top of the world
Militaries are scrambling to control the melting Arctic.
Has an elephant trampled your crops? Call this hotline for help loading...
Has an elephant trampled your crops? Call this hotline for help
Wild Seve | A Short Film by Prakash Matada
This iceberg is perfectly rectangular—here’s why loading...
This iceberg is perfectly rectangular—here’s why
Though it doesn't fit our typical image of icebergs, experts say the common shape has a simple explanation.
In a first, microplastics found in human poop loading...
In a first, microplastics found in human poop
As microplastics permeate remote places and species around the globe, people are no exception.
Epic flood sends cavers scrambling for their lives loading...
Epic flood sends cavers scrambling for their lives
A National Geographic photographer recounts his fight to escape the world's deepest cave.

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