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Tiny bits of plastic are swirling in the sky, and a new model suggests they could be subtly affecting the climate.
A climate scientist has won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time. It’s a reminder that the field, which emerged from the mid-20th century’s biggest questions, hasn’t always been fraught.
"It was because of the overwhelming response and the need to accommodate that response with extra time that we had to approach the minister with the request for an extension," committee head Ron Wallace said in an interview Tuesday.
A new campaign asserts, incorrectly, that cows in the U.S. “may not be contributing much at all to global warming.”
A survey found 99.9 percent of scientific studies say climate change is caused by human activity. One expert said it should be "the last word" on the subject.

Despite lofty commitments by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they are still planning to extract huge amounts of energy from fossil fuels in the coming years, according to a new report from the United Nations.

Courts are telling oil, gas and coal companies to cut emissions from their products to curb climate change. Shouldn't governments also be responsible for projects they approve?
Organized by the nonprofit Aspen Institute, the initiative also counts Unilever, Michelin and Patagonia among its signatories.
A simple letter-grading system in the U.K. has led to a significant shift towards ecologically greener foods.

As large-scale hog and poultry industries continue to grow in eastern North Carolina, local residents push back against decades of air and water pollution.

Those who helped fuel China’s growth fear for livelihoods, while power shortages create transition dilemma for Xi Jinping
Instead of just trying to find carbon credits, this portfolio allows companies to put their money into funding nascent carbon removal projects.

'We've got to get everybody around the world to say — we will not be defeated by climate change, we will not be defeated by loss of biodiversity. We will defeat COVID, we will fight to prevent another pandemic.'

The Biden administration is working to salvage its credibility on climate change by shoring up key provisions in a troubled budget bill and flexing its muscle to show its ability to act without the help of Congress to cut emissions.
The coin maker is working with a startup to mine mobile phones and laptops at scale for the precious metals embedded within.
Transferring the power grid to a private company was supposed to help. But thousands protested last week over more blackouts.
Museums are less interested in adding to the terror than furthering the connection to the planet.
In an effort to recapture momentum, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a host of measures, including plans for a big expansion of electric vehicles, more offshore wind power and greater use of hydrogen.
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