Read about the struggles of Nora, the beloved polar bear, and the impact humans are having on polar bears in the Arctic. Portland Oregonian, Oregon.
Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites. New York Times.
A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. New York Times.
The country lost most of its trees long ago. Despite years of replanting, it isn’t making much progress. New York Times.
Some — but not all — southeast Texans could see property tax breaks after the hurricane damaged their homes. The inequity has reignited intra-GOP tensions from earlier this year over disaster-related property tax re-assessments. Texas Tribune, Texas.
Utility customers in Ohio and Nebraska are among those taking advantage of a new and simpler technique for connecting solar arrays and other renewable energy systems to the grid. Midwest Energy News, United States.
The hot streak continues. Mashable.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019. Reuters.
Scientists studying dolphins dining off the California coastline have found that the marine food web is starting to look a little threadbare. Los Angeles Times.
International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact. New York Times.
Many communities in the United States face floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. Experts say the natural disasters are inevitable, but are we concerned, and are we ready? Washington Post.
Wind isn’t just mysterious, destructive and exhilarating - capturing just 2 percent of it would solve the planet’s energy needs at a stroke. The Guardian.
Coal can’t compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can’t save expensive, dirty energy. The Guardian.
World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. The Guardian.
Every morning is filled with anxiety in this hardscrabble town so intertwined with the fortunes of its hulking coal power plant that a drawing of the facility is emblazoned on the community’s police force emblem. Los Angeles Times.
The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them. Associated Press.
UN talks on loss and damage are failing to deliver for vulnerable communities. After a devastating hurricane season, the developed world must step up. Climate Home.
After Harvey, some conservatives in Texas are wondering what role do humans play in global warming and the worsening of storms like Harvey? And what should they expect their leaders to do about the problem now? Associated Press.
As hurricane after hurricane ravages Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast, the Trump administration has quietly walked away from a government-wide effort to help the growing number of American communities whose very existence is threatened by climate change. Mother Jones.