Loving a vanishing world

Aug 17, 2019 by

[Translate] Emily Johnston I want to talk about power — how much we have, and how we can use it meaningfully. But I’m going to start...

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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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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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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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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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We must change food production...

Aug 7, 2019 by

Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Louisiana’s coastline is disap...

Jul 25, 2019 by

In Louisiana, the loss of thousands of acres of coastline each year is driving residents to build common ground together. This story is part of an occasional Monitor series on “Climate Realities.”

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Manmade Antarctic snowstorm &#...

Jul 19, 2019 by

Blowing trillions of tonnes of snow on to ice sheet could halt its collapse, researchers say

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Alaska’s Hess Creek Fire...

Jul 18, 2019 by

The Hess Creek Fire has been burning since June 21 in the middle of the state near Livengood, about 80 miles north of the city of Fairbanks.

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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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‘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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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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Can Trees Save Us From Climate...

Jul 16, 2019 by

Swiss scientists have identified an area roughly the size of the United States that could be newly shaded by planting more trees.

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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up ...

Jul 16, 2019 by

New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years, similar to the flooding that has struck Louisiana and the Midwest, may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand.

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7,000+ Colleges and Universiti...

Jul 15, 2019 by

“We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener and cleaner future for all.”

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Trump the Environmentalist?

Jul 15, 2019 by

With swing states worried about climate change and toxic algae, the White House is talking green—while still working to strip away environmental protections.

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98 Percent of Their Island Is ...

Jul 15, 2019 by

“Today, the land that has sustained us for generations is vanishing before our eyes.”

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