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Changing Climate

In-Depth Coverage of Climate Change Issues and the Impact on the DC Area

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 06:47 PM EDT

Here are Some Leading Causes of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Here are Some Leading Causes of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Transportation and electricity are some of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, studies show. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper has tips on what you can do to reduce the...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 06:41 PM EDT

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Strikes Europe

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Strikes Europe

The U.K. hit over 100 degrees Thursday. The latest heat wave is also shattering temperature records across parts of Europe. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains how our changing climate is partly to...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:42 PM EDT

Why Heavy Downpours Are Increasing Nationwide

Why Heavy Downpours Are Increasing Nationwide

Heavy downpours are increasing nationally as temperatures continue to warm. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains how changing climate can impact rainfall amounts nationwide.

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 at 02:44 PM EDT

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

Experts Warn of 'Dead Zone' in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit:...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 08:15 PM EDT

In the DC Area, Oak and Ginko Trees Absorb CO2 the Best

In the DC Area, Oak and Ginko Trees Absorb CO2 the Best

In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced by driving a car 26,000 miles, studies show. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper reports on our changing climate.

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 07:24 PM EDT

Busy Bees Make Honey for Gaylord National Resort

Busy Bees Make Honey for Gaylord National Resort

The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland is home to hundreds of thousands of honeybees. The sustainable program is meant to support the honeybee population and use the fresh honey for food...

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 04:59 PM EDT

Small Things You Can Do to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Small Things You Can Do to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Storm Team4's Amelia Draper has some small things you can do to cut down on your greenhouse gas emissions, like going to a car wash or using a gas grill.

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 11:35 AM EDT

Cleanup of Spilled Coal in Great Dismal Swamp to Take Weeks

Cleanup of Spilled Coal in Great Dismal Swamp to Take Weeks

The cleanup of a coal train derailment in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp will likely take weeks.

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 07:03 PM EDT

Warmer Water Temperatures Impact Fishing, New Research Shows

Warmer Water Temperatures Impact Fishing, New Research Shows

New research shows that water temperatures have largely increased, which can have a big impact on fishing. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains.   

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 05:43 PM EDT

Changing Climate Means More Warm Days Above Normal

Changing Climate Means More Warm Days Above Normal

Climate Central has released new analysis showing that the number of summer days above the normal temperature for the season is increasing. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper has more.

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