Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere mark a near-record increase

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere mark a near-record increase

Comment on this storyComment Despite growing awareness of global climate change and its devastating effects, carbon dioxide levels continue to walk in the wrong direction. This year’s annual rise in CO2 levels is one of the largest on record, representing a buildup of heat-trapped gases not seen in millions of years, scientists at the Scripps … Read more

Air quality levels in parts of the US are plummeting as wildfires rage in Canada

Air quality levels in parts of the US are plummeting as wildfires rage in Canada

Millions of people across the Midwest find themselves in dangerous air quality conditions on Monday as smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada wafts over the region. Foggy skies blanketed a large swath of the country from the Ohio Valley to as far south as the Carolinas. Air quality advisories are in effect Monday in southeastern … Read more