Think of it as down-to-earth geoengineering. Some simple actions could make a big difference to city life in the long, hot summer.
Researchers are painting a dark picture. One new study involves warming of the planet, another deals with heat extremes and a third underlines what will happen if we do not reduce carbon emissions.
"California Comeback" is an examination of the struggle between the regressive vision of Donald Trump and the progressive vision of Gov. Brown.
Three new studies of how the world works show that bird excrement plays an unexpected role, as do polar algae and rotting trees.
A longtime resident reports on the water crisis in the South African city, where the supply to homes and businesses is expected to be cut off in May, and his own efforts to slash consumption.
With their global reach and financial resources, transnational companies say they are ushering in a sustainable future. But a new book says that trusting them to do that is like trusting arsonists to be firefighters.
"... [M]itigating future climate change must be accompanied by adapting to the climate change we have already caused. Doing nothing will be dangerous," one researcher warns.
Climate effects are apparent at U.S. military installations, a Pentagon study finds, despite a White House failure to recognize any threat.
Scientists blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the bears need for hunting seals each spring.
Research indicates that if such a remedial action worked and then was stopped, global warming would resume at up to 10 times the speed.