• Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts
    August 11, 2016

    A months-long drought has hit the northeastern United States, and while it’s not as dire as the West Coast’s five-year dry spell, it has stressed farms, prompted water restrictions and threatened more wildfires.
  • Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Harmed by heat: Covering the health risks of extreme weather
    July 25, 2016

    Public health officials late last week warned of the risks of extreme heat temperatures, posting heat advisories in 23 states, as dangerous temperatures and humidity moved across the central United States, spreading eastward this past weekend.
  • Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves
    July 12, 2016

    It was the hottest June on record for the lower 48 U.S. states — 3.3 degrees above normal and a hair above a 1933 Dust Bowl-era record, reported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week.
  • Mayors merge on climate: Covering adaptation in cities

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Mayors merge on climate: Covering adaptation in cities
    June 22, 2016

    Cities are considered the key to successful climate adaptation. Not only do they produce the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions and house the majority of the world’s population, but they often find themselves on the front line of climate risks.