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Colorado and U.S. Forest Service firefighters are battling the state’s most destructive wildfires ever. Lightning and suspected arson ignited them four weeks ago, but scientists and federal officials say the table was set by a culprit that will probably contribute to bigger and more frequent wildfires for years to come: climate change.

Rich Harvey, the Incident Commander of the National Incident Management Team, places his hand over the Waldo Canyon Fire during a news conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado July

The river mingles with the tidal channels of the estuary. Photo credit: Francisco Zamora, Sonoran Institute, with aerial support from LightH...

The river mingles with the tidal channels of the estuary. Photo credit: Francisco Zamora, Sonoran Institute, with aerial support from LightH.

50 Years After Silent Spring,  Assault on Science Continues -  When Silent Spring was published in 1962, author Rachel Carson was subjected to vicious personal assaults that had nothing do with the science or the merits of pesticide use. Those attacks find a troubling parallel today in the campaigns against climate scientists who point to evidence of a rapidly warming world.

Rachel Carson- her book spurred concrete action to curtail the use of pesticides that were causing-widespread harm - She suggested alternatives and called for intensive research into the effects of these chemicals on all forms of life, including humans.

Hunger may be largest health impact of climate change. A Turkana woman looks after her malnourished child at Lodwar district hospital, northwest of Nairobi, amid a drought that hit the Horn of Africa, leaving millions hungry, Aug. 9, 2011. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

Hunger may be largest health impact of climate change. A Turkana woman looks after her malnourished child at Lodwar district hospital, northwest of Nairobi, amid a drought that hit the Horn of Africa, leaving millions hungry, Aug.

How Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India’s Blackouts.   India's blackouts have left nearly 700 million people without power. The unstable monsoons are adding to demand for electricity—and climate change could disrupt the summer rains even further.

How Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India’s Blackouts

How Climate Change and the Monsoons Affect India’s Blackouts India's blackouts have left nearly 700 million people without power. The unstable monsoons are adding to demand for electricity—and climate change could disrupt the summer rains even further.

The debate over Climate change: You can't deny it. Scientific evidence of climate change mounts steadily and only determined skeptics deny its reality and the human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels, that cause it.

Does Climate Change increase the odds of extreme weather events? [In this file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks across the cracked lake bed of O. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas

Five years ago, the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) painted a gloomy picture of our planet’s future. As climate scientists gather evidence for the next report, due in 2014, Michael Le Page gives seven reasons why things are looking even grimmer. Image: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Producers who cut drought-damaged corn as feed need to know the signs of nitrate poisoning.

3 Steps To Fight Climate Change In The Garden: http://www.momscleanairforce.org/climate-change-garden/

Read about one Utah mom's journey growing her own produce, and learn 3 steps to fight climate change in your garden.

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