north america

climate change

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
monarch butterfly

California’s Monarch Butterflies Hit ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Record Low

A discouraging survey of California’s monarch butterfly population signals bad news for the at-risk species.
Sarah Emerson
1.10.19
climate change

Glaciers in One of the World’s Largest Ice Fields Are Rapidly Shrinking

A 2018 report called the “State of the Mountains” details the effects of climate change on an iconic North American mountain range.
Sarah Emerson
10.31.18
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
Go West

Scientists Are Surprised That Iconic East-Coast Trees Are Moving West

A new study looks at 30 years' worth of tree data from the eastern US.
Kate Lunau
5.17.17
Canada

Why Your Maple Syrup May Look Darker This Year

North America produces the world’s maple syrup. What happens when it gets too hot?
Kendra Pierre-Louis
3.28.16
Canada

NAFTA Nations To Share Energy Data for a Greener North America

US, Mexico, and Canada signed a clean energy pact on Friday in the first step toward a North American climate accord.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.13.16
climate change

How Wildfires Make Their Own Clouds

In the age of climate change, when forest fires are on the rise, the “pyro” cloud will be a more common sight in summer skies.
Matthew Braga
9.7.15
winter

Moose Are Dying in Horrible Ways Due to Climate Change

Warmer weather is taking its toll on moose, which are dying at an alarming rate.
Shannon Hall
5.8.15
climate change

There Hasn’t Been This Much Carbon in the Atmosphere for Millions of Years

So what did the climate look like back then?
Brian Merchant
5.7.15