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The COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns exerted a slight net warming effect on the planet, but Australian wildfires had a much bigger and faster climate impact, cooling the planet from December 2019 through mid-2020, a new study finds.

While us plebs keep being told we have to change our habits, the masters of the universe have made it abundantly clear that they have no intention of changing theirs.

The ruling is the latest episode in a long legal battle over the alleged dumping of oil in the Amazon region of Ecuador from the 1960s to the 1990s by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001.
A study suggests that the world can expect more record-shattering heat waves in the future, unless drastic action is taken to curb climate change.
The power plant wastewater rule is one of dozens of Trump administration rollbacks the Biden team is seeking to reverse in its effort to tackle climate change and reduce pollution that often overburden the poorest communities in the United States.

Scientists worry that growing numbers of rocket flights and the rise of space tourism could harm Earth's atmosphere and contribute to climate change.

With more people worrying about the environmental ethics of bringing more children into the world, Kate Ng examines the arguments on either side.

India can potentially save 89.4 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) a year by shutting down some old coal-burning power plants and allowing newer ones to run for longer hours, a study says.

Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis.

U.S. power sector emissions dropped 10 percent between 2019 and 2020, owing to greater energy efficiency, less reliance on coal, and the coronavirus pandemic suppressing demand for electricity, according to a new report.

Gov. Kate Brown discussed the Bootleg Wildfire in the context of climate change.

A team of top scientists, brought together by the National Geographic Society, built an index to detect which forests need urgent help.

In an excerpt from his new book, the British farmer explores what he calls "the devastation industrialized agriculture has wrought on our landscapes and foodscapes," and argues that "the global challenge of how we live sustainably on this planet is really a local challenge."
In a summer of deadly heat, passive cooling can keep people safe and curb carbon emissions. Here are the simple steps you can take.
Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.
DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.
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