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Recent articles by Sarah:

Sustainable grains for baking bread — and fighting climate change

It tastes like wheat but is much better for the planet. → Read More

Today’s kids will live through three times as many climate disasters as their grandparents, study says

Published in the journal Science, the study’s findings quantify the “intergenerational inequality” of climate change. → Read More

How climate change helped make Hurricane Ida one of Louisiana’s worst

Human-caused warming has turned the waters of the Gulf into an incubator for huge, wet, rapidly strengthening hurricanes. → Read More

Many measures of Earth’s health are at worst levels on record, NOAA finds

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual climate assessment shows that 2020 rivaled the hottest years in history. → Read More

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: Walls of water

Climate change will bring more deadly waves of water to the United States. Here’s what the country needs to do to be prepared. → Read More

IPCC’s climate change report doesn’t mean humanity is doomed

A sweeping assessment by more than 200 scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a picture of a planet in dire straits, but the report also contains crucial reasons for hope. → Read More

A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change, study finds

Studies of ancient climate change show that a shutdown of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation could lead to wild temperature swings and major shifts in global weather systems. → Read More

How to cool your home without relying on air conditioning

In a summer of deadly heat, passive cooling can keep people safe and curb carbon emissions. Here are the simple steps you can take. → Read More

Heat waves are dangerous. Isolation and inequality make them deadly.

Oregon officials say "social resilience" is needed to cope with climate change and protect those most vulnerable from extreme temperatures. → Read More

Climate change has gotten deadly. It will get worse.

Researchers say they are ‘virtually certain’ that warming from human greenhouse gas emissions played a pivotal role in recent fatalities. → Read More

Underpaid firefighters, overstretched budgets: The U.S. isn’t prepared for fires fueled by climate change

Fire experts say the escalation of wildfires, fueled by climate change, demands an equally dramatic transformation in the nation’s response. → Read More

As Portland, Ore., copes with unprecedented heat, illnesses spike and roads buckle

Cooling centers and mass water distribution kicked into high gear to aid vulnerable residents. → Read More

Severe heat and drought are the hallmarks of a changing west

Farmers, regulators and politicians facing the consequences of historic water shortages. → Read More

Record-setting heat blasts the West: ‘Your skin is almost sizzling’

Fueled by climate change, the first major heat wave of the summer has seized the western U.S., toppling records and threatening lives. → Read More

This melting glacier was already the biggest source of sea level rise. Then things got worse.

Without its icy restraint holding it back from the ocean, the Pine Island glacier could dramatically add to sea level rise. → Read More

It’s wrong to blame ‘overpopulation’ for climate change

People don't warm the planet -- fossil fuels do. → Read More

Air pollution from farms leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths per year, study finds

A first-of-its-kind study shows that lung-irritating particles from fertilizer, feed lots and manure cause thousands of premature deaths -- even more than coal power plants. But using more sustainable farming practices and eating less meat could save lives. → Read More

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, dies at 90

While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the surface of the moon, he orbited alone in the command module. → Read More

Joanne Chory is harnessing plants to stop climate change

Plants are Earth's original carbon capture machines. Can they be engineered to stop climate change? → Read More

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself

Ecosystems can draw down carbon and buffer us from the worst effects of climate change — but only if we protect them. → Read More