A Quarter of Humanity Faces Lo...

Aug 6, 2019 by

Countries that are home to one-fourth of Earth’s population face an increasingly urgent risk: The prospect of running out of water.

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What’s in the way of this Texa...

Aug 5, 2019 by

The golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered songbird native to Central Texas, always seems to be flitting around controversy.

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Climate Change Becomes an Issu...

Aug 5, 2019 by

The risk of a ratings downgrade can pressure cities and companies to take steps to mitigate climate risks, such as from sea level rise.

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Goodbye, Snails

Aug 5, 2019 by

Once, snails decorated the forests of Hawaii like Christmas ornaments. There were more than 750 unique species, which descended from ancestral mollusks that arrived on the islands millions of years ago. Hawaii’s snails were exemplars of evolution’s generative prowess.

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So Long and Thanks for all the...

Aug 2, 2019 by

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again washed its hands of its responsibility to protect the health and safety of our waterways.

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Dying Orchards, Missing Fish: ...

Aug 2, 2019 by

Earth’s hottest June on record was followed by a sizzling July that either tied or exceeded another global extreme. People, trees and fish are feeling the heat.

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Arctic wildfires are releasing...

Aug 2, 2019 by

During the past few weeks, the top of the world has been burning. Vast swaths of the Arctic, from Alaska to Siberia, are on fire, with scientific agencies breaking out the term “unprecedented” to describe the situation.

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Climate Could Be an Electoral ...

Aug 2, 2019 by

When election time comes next year, Will Galloway, a student and Republican youth leader at Clemson University, will look for candidates who are strong on the mainstream conservative causes he cares about most, including gun rights and opposing abortion.

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Ethiopia plants 350 million tr...

Aug 1, 2019 by

Ethiopia’s ambitious national reforestation program seeks to plant 4 billion trees by October.

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An Absence of Energy Leadershi...

Aug 1, 2019 by

These are interesting times for electricity regulators and legislators in the 13 US states, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Ohio Valley to Illinois, that share authority with PJM and FERC. PJM has been in direct conflict with state activity and autonomy in regulating environmental effects from energy power production.

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Nearly 100 percent of Trump fu...

Aug 1, 2019 by

President Trump has made a big deal out of his admiration for farmers, calling them “some of the most incredible people in our country,” and “patriots.” But, based on newly acquired data on federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, his administration may not have been thinking of all farmers — mostly just the rich, white ones.

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Automakers, Rejecting Trump Po...

Aug 1, 2019 by

Four of the world’s largest automakers have struck a deal with California to reduce automobile emissions, siding with the state in its fight with President Trump over one of his most consequential regulatory rollbacks.

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How Climate Change Could Trigg...

Aug 1, 2019 by

The Federal Reserve should act aggressively to reduce that risk, a leading economic historian argues.

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7 steps in the process of meta...

Aug 1, 2019 by

The metal recycling process is a very important and useful process. It has a major advantage over the other processes. The basic properties of metal do not change even after repeated recycling over and over again. It prevents the exploitation of energy and damage to the environment.

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What’s the difference between ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

The climate crisis is increasingly distressing. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to ensure our future is as prosperous as possible. These actions fall into one of two broad categories: climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. These terms go hand-in-hand while navigating through the climate crisis, but they mean very different things.

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The environmental case for a T...

Jul 31, 2019 by

On July 1, 2019, the boards members of Friends of the Earth and Friends of the Earth Action passed a resolution calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to begin an impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump.

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Siberian Wildfires Prompt Russ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

Temperatures that have been soaring with climate change combined with lightning and winds to burn vast areas of forest and send smoke hundreds of miles into cities.

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The deadliest environmental ca...

Jul 31, 2019 by

In December 2018, the bodies of brothers Neri and Domingo Esteban Pedro were found along the banks of Guatemala’s Yal Witz River, shot in the head. The two had recently rallied against a dam in the Ixquisis region of San Mateo Ixtatán in the western part of the country.

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In Zimbabwe, the Water Taps Ru...

Jul 31, 2019 by

It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern and tidy capital city. Five days since she had done any laundry. Five days since she had forbidden her children from using the toilet more than once a day.

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The Democrats Finally Debated ...

Jul 31, 2019 by

There were 12 minutes of climate discussion Tuesday night.

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The White House Blocked My Rep...

Jul 30, 2019 by

Politics intruded on science and intelligence. That’s why I quit my job as an analyst for the State Department.

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Controversial agency relocatio...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Critics of the Trump administration’s efforts say the decision is politically motivated.

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What do sea turtles eat? Unfor...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Would you rather pick a fight with a jellyfish or a plastic bag?

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Activists Call on Retiring FER...

Jul 18, 2019 by

For the past 30 years FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has voted in favor of 398 out of 400 applications for mostly fracked gas interstate pipelines and related projects. 

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Berkeley bans: straws, plastic...

Jul 18, 2019 by

Environmentalists have cheered “valve turners” who illegally cut off oil and gas flows through pipelines. Now their political allies are turning off valves on gas pipelines that connect to buildings in their own towns.

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Fewer Inspections for Aging Nu...

Jul 18, 2019 by

A new report by staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the safety of the nation’s 59 aging nuclear power plants, recommends that the commissioners significantly weaken or reduce safety inspections of the plants.

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‘We Can’t Sit on the Sid...

Jul 17, 2019 by

“Regardless of how we feel about the term ‘climate change,’ the one thing I hope we all agree on is that each of us individually, as companies, impact the environment,” he said. “And it is our responsibility to do everything we can to make sure that we can be respectful in terms of that impact.”

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Dream Boat

Jul 17, 2019 by

In Costa Rica, a startup builds a model ship for a cleaner future

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Red Cross to World’s Cities: H...

Jul 17, 2019 by

One of the largest disaster relief agencies on Tuesday had a message for the world’s mayors: Heat waves are getting more intense on a hotter planet, but they don’t have to be deadly if city officials take simple and often inexpensive steps.

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What would a world without sha...

Jul 16, 2019 by

At the rate we’re killing them, we may soon see it firsthand.

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