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Worsening droughts could increase arsenic exposure for some Americans
But more testing, more awareness, and simple solutions could help solve the problem.
Young trees have special adaptations that could save the Amazon
Juvenile trees in the Amazon rainforest have an increased ability to perform photosynthesis while under drought conditions.
How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during fire season
These systems can build resiliency in a state increasingly prone to destructive wildfires.
Some trees can make droughts worse
A growing body of research suggests that trees help shape regional weather patterns.
Why California’s droughts and floods will only get worse
This is bad news for water storage and flood risk.
Visualizing California’s current fires, some of the deadliest and most destructive on record
These graphics show how the fires have spread over the last few days.
Certain weather makes you more likely to get a rattlesnake bite
When it rains, it pours (snakes).
When rain is just as dangerous as drought
Raindrops keep falling—and it's a big problem.
Trees are migrating west to escape climate change
Go west, young sapling.
The Mendocino Complex is California’s largest fire on record—for now
Warmer nights are fueling the future of wildfires.