02 Mar '17, 10pm

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Spring just keeps getting earlier. Guess what’s behind it? In some parts of the country, the season just breezed in three weeks ahead of schedule. Balmy weather may seem like more good news after an already unseasonably warm winter, but pause a beat before you reach for your flip-flops. According to the “spring index,” a long-term data set which tracks the start of the season from year-to-year, spring is showing up earlier and earlier across the United States. The culprit behind the trend? Climate change . And it’s bringing a batch of nasty consequences . Early warmth means early pests, like ticks and mosquitoes, and a longer, rougher allergy season. Agriculture and tourism can be thrown off, too. Washington D.C.’s cherry blossoms usually draw crowds in April, for instance, but they’re projected to peak three weeks early this year. Spring isn’t shifting smoothly, either. I...

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grist.org 02 Mar '17, 9pm

Antarctica’s sea ice just hit the lowest level ever seen. And as it’s summertime there, sea ice cover is poised to drop ev...

Big oil just got a pass on methane reporting.

grist.org 03 Mar '17, 8pm

Big oil just got a pass on methane reporting. The EPA thumbed its nose at another Obama-era environmental rule, withdrawin...

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grist.org 02 Mar '17, 12am

For two decades, Florence Williams could sit on her porch at night and watch the alpenglow on the Rocky Mountains. Then sh...

Before the EPA, our cities looked like this

grist.org 04 Mar '17, 11am

No Visible Life. Some river! Chocolate brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows. “Anyone wh...

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grist.org 01 Mar '17, 11pm

This story was originally published by the Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboratio...

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grist.org 01 Mar '17, 8pm

Here are 4 ways climate change is messing with our brains — for the worse. We might think of climate change as purely phys...

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grist.org 28 Feb '17, 10pm

By some accounts, the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline now looks unwinnable. Standing Rock became a ghost town las...

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grist.org 28 Feb '17, 7pm

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The ...

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grist.org 28 Feb '17, 12am

It’s safe for scientists to raise some heck when it comes to climate change. Researchers strive to be unbiased observers. ...

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A$AP Rocky is back alongside GUESS Originals with another nostalgic launch. The tandem’s forthcoming capsule collection ca...

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grist.org 27 Feb '17, 8pm

Trump plans to slash EPA’s budget and boost the military’s. The administration on Monday proposed an increase in defense s...

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grist.org 05 Mar '17, 11am

This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Eliza...

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grist.org 23 Feb '17, 9pm

Exxon just decided to keep a big chunk of its tar sands in the ground. In a press release , the company said that oil pric...

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grist.org 26 Feb '17, 12pm

Shiny, colorful bead necklaces, also known as “throws,” are now synonymous with Mardi Gras. Even if you’ve never been to t...