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Erin Doherty
Updated Jan 15, 2022 - Science

Tsunami advisory issued for U.S. West Coast after Tonga volcano erupts

This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022
This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption on Jan. 15. Photo: Japan Meteorology Agency via AP
Andrew Freedman
Updated Jan 15, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Earth's climate went off the rails in 2021, reports show

Climate map showing temperature departures from average during 2021.
Temperature departures from average in degrees Celsius during 2021. (Berkeley Earth).

In photos: 2021's devastating climate disasters

Firefighters working on a wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, California, in September 2021.
Firefighters work on a wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif., in September 2021. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. had its second-highest total of billion dollar climate disasters in 2021

Image of a house burning during a wildfire in Colorado.
A home burns in the Centennial Heights neighborhood of Louisville, Colo., on Dec. 30, 2021. Photo: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

The last 7 years have been Earth's 7 hottest

Map showing 2021 temperature departures from the 1981-2010 average. (Copernicus Climate Change Service/ECMWF)

Lower 48 states likely had hottest December on record

Texas' official death toll from last year's winter storm rises to 246

Photo of a sign that says Texas with icicles hanging on the bottom
Icicles hang off the State Highway 195 sign on Feb. 18 in Killeen, Texas. Photo: Joe Raedle via Getty Images
Andrew Freedman
Jan 3, 2022 - Science

Climate scientists grapple with wildfire disaster in their backyard

Picture of flames burning homes during the Marshall Fire in Colorado.
The Marshall Fire burns homes in Broomfield, Colo., on Dec. 30. Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Andrew Freedman
Updated Dec 31, 2021 - Science

Climate changes linked to Colorado's fire disaster

Picture of a building burning in a Colorado wildfire on Dec. 30, 2021.
Fire takes over a business in Louisville, Colorado. on Dec. 30. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images