“Humanitarian Aid Is Never a C...

Aug 20, 2019 by

Volunteers with the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths have been venturing into the harsh Sonoran Desert for years to leave life-saving supplies for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Medications Can Raise Heat Str...

Aug 20, 2019 by

As climate change brings dangerous heat waves, too little is being done to better warn patients or physicians of the growing risk, medical experts say.

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The Thick Gray Line: Forest El...

Aug 20, 2019 by

If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa’s vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.

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Iceland marks lost glacier wit...

Aug 19, 2019 by

Mourners gathered in Iceland yesterday to commemorate the loss of Ok, a glacier that is not longer a glacier because most of its ice has melted away due to climate change.

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California is gaining allies i...

Aug 19, 2019 by

A national divide is growing.

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Government Delays First Big U....

Aug 19, 2019 by

It ordered an expanded review for Vineyard Wind at the same time Trump is weakening environmental rules for fossil fuel projects that contribute to climate change.

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‘The next Flint,’ and America’...

Aug 19, 2019 by

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A U.S. city is facing a public health crisis, after years of denying that it had a problem with lead in its drinking water supply.

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Loving a vanishing world

Aug 17, 2019 by

I want to talk about power — how much we have, and how we can use it meaningfully.

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Plastics In Rainwater, Plastic...

Aug 16, 2019 by

Congratulations, humans. We have filled the environment with so much plastic, its residue is found in rainwater and snow falling on the tallest mountains and contained in much of the food we eat.

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Fracking and Shale Drilling Ca...

Aug 16, 2019 by

Climate-changing pollution reached unprecedented levels in 2018. That’s both judged against the last 60 years of modern measurements and against 800,000 years of data culled from ice cores, according to the U.S. government’s State of the Climate report, which was published this week with the American Meteorological Society.

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Top CDC Health and Climate Sci...

Aug 16, 2019 by

He’s one of several federal scientists working on climate change who say they have been silenced, sidelined or demoted under the Trump administration.

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The Trump administration tried...

Aug 16, 2019 by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is supposed to use the “latest available science” to help the nation’s farmers avoid risk, according to its own mission.

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We’ve got another ozone proble...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Most of us know ozone as that benevolent stratospheric layer that absorbs the sun’s harmful UV light and keeps us safe.

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Could Restoring Soil Help Halt...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Land degradation represents “one of the biggest and most urgent challenges” that humanity faces.

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How One Billionaire Could Keep...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Australia — The vast, untapped coal reserve in northeastern Australia had for years been the object of desire for the Indian industrial giant Adani.

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Farmers hit back after Departm...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Farmers facing record bankruptcies and collapsing incomes due to President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China were not amused by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s joke about their economic pain during an event in Minnesota last week.

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Newark hands out bottled water...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Water issues are becoming more prevalent around the country even as the EPA says it is prioritizing the issue.

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Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers an...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.

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WHAT REALLY GOES INTO YOUR MOR...

Aug 13, 2019 by

In the 15th century, Sufi mystics in Yemen brewed a hot, bitter drink to stay focused during late-night rituals.

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As Global Warming Increases, I...

Aug 13, 2019 by

I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”

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Trump Weakens Endangered Speci...

Aug 13, 2019 by

The changes also let the government consider economic interests and could open doors to oil and gas drilling and mining in sensitive areas, including the Arctic.

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Cooling Season

Aug 13, 2019 by

New York City has set out to protect people — and the planet — from the deadliest disaster: heat.

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States Sue Trump Administratio...

Aug 13, 2019 by

A coalition of 29 states and cities on Tuesday sued to block the Trump administration from easing restrictions on coal-burning power plants.

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Solar Power Is Playing A Growi...

Aug 12, 2019 by

The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it will no longer track honeybee populations or collect data for its Honey Bee Colonies Report.

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Another Death in Louisiana’s C...

Aug 12, 2019 by

On August 7, after Geraldine Mayho’s funeral, her body was laid to rest in the St. James Catholic Cemetery in southern Louisiana, across the street from a cluster of oil storage tanks.

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Newark hands out bottled water...

Aug 12, 2019 by

Water issues are becoming more prevalent around the country even as the EPA says it is prioritizing the issue.

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Here’s why Baby Boomers are bi...

Aug 11, 2019 by

Despite all the recent think pieces about the rise of sobriety, a new study found that about one in 10 adults in the over-65 age range are binge drinking. Bucking a supposed trend, the new data illustrates an increase when compared to previous studies — suggesting that binge drinking is trending with older adults, while younger ones seem to be drinking less.

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Prayer, Politics and Power: ‘T...

Aug 11, 2019 by

Based on author Jeff Sharlet’s book of the same name, the Netflix docuseries highlights a secret (homoerotic) Christian cabal that you’ve never heard of

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Jim Hightower decodes Trump’s ...

Aug 10, 2019 by

“Keep your eye on the ball” is a core principle not only for baseball players but also for us commoners trying to assess exactly what the spinmeisters of global trade are hurling at us.

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Refugees and the real-life imp...

Aug 9, 2019 by

Climate change isn’t just about science. The migration spurred by extreme weather events is raising deep moral ​questions around access and equity for developed countries.

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