Previous Climate Change News 2022

The Southwest is on fire, iconic deserts and towns are at risk and Biden has issued a disaster declaration 05-04-22

New Mexico and Arizona are facing a dangerously early fire season. Read more

War in Ukraine poses environmental risk now and in the future, advocates say 04-19-22

As Russian forces bombard communities across Ukraine, the nation’s once-vibrant ecosystems are becoming scorched and scarred, rewinding decades of conservation work, according to Ukrainian climate advocates. Read more

Thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape, driven by a hidden world of changes beneath the surface as the climate warms 04-12-22 Read more

The Arctic Revolution That’s Changing Climate Science 03-23-22

Inuit groups spent decades hosting researchers from far away to study the ice and animals. Now they’re taking up the tools and reshaping the science. Read more

Peak cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C. is early again 03-22-22

The harbinger of spring brings joy, but also growing unease over climate change Read more

Lake Powell water crisis is about to be an energy crisis 03-21-22

As the West’s megadrought continues, communities reliant on hydroelectric power — including tribes and rural towns — face shortages. Read more

The Next Level in Sustainability: Nature Restoration 03-15-22

Developers are no longer aiming to simply preserve nature, but are actively restoring it as a selling point for their projects. Read more

Heat pumps can counter Putin and the climate crisis, advocates say 03-11-22

Heat pumps can counter Putin and climate change, advocates say. The White House is listening. Read more

How the West’s megadrought is leaving one Arizona neighborhood with no water at all. 03-10-22

Thanks to Colorado River cuts, hundreds of residents on the outskirts of Phoenix are “the canary in the coal mine.” Read more

Opinion: For the Planet’s Sake and Our Own, We Should Let Rivers Run Free. 03-03-22

By removing aging dams, we can restore freshwater ecosystems, support Indigenous communities, and improve public safety. Read more

Five things to know about the new U.N. climate report 02-28-22

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today released a sweeping report on the dangerous effects that rising global temperatures are already having. Read more

Messy Human Reactions to Climate Change Are a Good Thing for the Planet 02-22-22

Human behavior is key to determining our climate future, but most scientific models don’t take it into account. Read more

An ‘emerging crisis’: The climate is changing too fast for plants and animals to adapt 02-18-22

New UN report highlights how warming temperatures are upending nature’s life cycles — with devastating impacts on agriculture and biodiversity. Read more

How Bad Is the Western Drought? Worst in 12 Centuries, Study Finds. 02-14-22

Fueled by climate change, the drought that started in 2000 is now the driest two decades since 800 A.D. Read more

Climate change brings thinner, more unstable ice to the Great Lakes 02-11-22

Average maximum ice cover on the lakes has fallen 22 percent over the last 50 years. Read more

Officials Tout Economic Boom From Offshore Wind Industry 02-08-22

North Carolina is in a prime position to become a hub for offshore wind energy manufacturing and a major contributor to renewable power production on the East Coast. Read more

Divestment campaigns — and reinvestment efforts — gain strength as climate change intensifies 01-25-22

The global motion to sell off fossil fuel assets has picked up major speed this year. Read more

Ocean warmth sets record high in 2021 as a result of greenhouse gas emissions 01-11-22

Since the late 1980s, Earth’s oceans warmed at a rate eight times faster than in the preceding decades Read more

How to address climate locally? These 6 places have plans 01-05-22

While much of the nation’s attention to climate adaptation has focused on large coastal cities with outsize risks, some of the most forward-leaning climate policies are coming from less urbanized places such as Marina, Calif.; Carmel, Ind.; and the Jersey Shore. Read more

Stopping Food Waste Before It Starts Is Key to Reaching Climate Goals 01-05-22

While rescuing wasted food gets all the headlines, a new EPA report shows that avoiding it completely offers bigger benefits. Read more

In Michigan, a new housing project shows that sustainable development isn’t only for the rich 01-02-22

Urban planners see it as a building model in a climate-conscious world. Read more