Brian Kahn

Climate Change Will Hit Poorest the Hardest in U.S.

Union County is tucked in northern Florida, half an hour north of Gainesville and an hour west of Jacksonville. It’s Florida’s smallest county, a mostly unremarkable landlocked stretch of pine forest interspersed with lakes.

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Trump's Planned Cuts to Leading Climate Science Agency Would Put Lives at Risk (Video)

On Friday, the meteorology community was riding a major high as stunningly high-definition images came in from the nation’s newest and much-anticipated earth observation satellite. The high came crashing down that evening, though, as the first hints of significant cuts to the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began to emerge.

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Antarctica Just Shed a Manhattan-Sized Chunk of Ice

The growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf is the most dramatic example of change in Antarctica right now. But it isn’t the continent’s only frozen feature changing in a warming world.

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These Are the 10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016

This year is likely to remembered as a turning point for climate change. It’s the year the impacts of rising carbon pollution became impossible to ignore. The world is overheating and vast swaths of the planet have suffered the consequences. At the same time, it’s also a year where world leaders crafted and agreed on a number of plans to try to turn the tide of carbon pollution and move toward a clean energy future. It’s clear 2016 was a year where planetary peril and human hope stood out in stark contrast. Here are the 10 most important climate milestones of the year.

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Tennessee Wildfire Is 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen' (Video)

Crews have been battling the Southeast’s spate of freakish fall fires since late Monday night. Tinderbox conditions and powerful winds whipped up a firestorm in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, forcing the evacuation of at least 14,000 residents from the gateway communities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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After Years of Negotiations, the World's Largest Marine Protected Area Has Been Created

The creatures of the Southern Ocean just got a lot more space to roam freely. On Thursday, 24 countries and the European Union agreed to set aside a 600,000-square-mile swath of ocean—roughly twice the size of Texas—off the coast of Antarctica as a marine protected area.

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Superstorm Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme, but It Could Become the New Normal

The destructive force of storm surge was on clear display this weekend as Hurricane Matthew ripped across the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolinas. For some in New York, it may have brought back memories of Sandy, another destructive October storm that broke flood records and upended the metropolitan area.

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Connecting Climate Change to Terrorism: President Obama Tells Federal Agencies to Plan for Global Warming Impact on National Security

Last week, President Obama took another step toward securing his climate legacy. This time his focus wasn’t on energypublic lands or international diplomacy. It was on national security and making sure the U.S. military is prepared for a more unstable future.

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Watch: Dramatic 9-Second Video Shows 2016's Alarming Arctic Sea Ice Melt

Arctic sea ice is one of the grandaddy’s of climate indicators. And this grandaddy isn’t doing so good these days.

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167 Tiny Maps Tell the Major Story of Climate Change

Climate change just got another telling visual courtesy of the famed temperature spiral creator. But rather than a graph, it’s a series of 167 maps.

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