The heart of darkness.

First there’s a spark, and then the fire. We all stare at the sky, smell the smoke. After the trees and brush and roots...

Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks.

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Tagus river at risk of drying up completely.

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Editorial: Policing California’s most precious resource.

Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press In this photo taken July 15, 2015, water flows down a canal near Byron. Water disputes are a fact...

Spared by Sandy, but still agonizing over what comes next.

Resilient DesignBy DAVID W. DUNLAPMay 31, 2017Though they live just a half-mile from the Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn, George and Laura Fishman were spared the kind of...

Summer may be getting longer in waters off New England.

Summer is getting longer in the waters off New England, and that could have big ramifications for everything from the strength of storms to...

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says.

Australia weather Researchers say Sydney and Melbourne would have unprecedented temperatures even if Paris target met <!--><!--><!--><!--> Researchers say that 50C summer days in Sydney could be...

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