First ship crosses Arctic in winter without an icebreaker

A ship has made a winter crossing of the Arctic without an icebreaker for the first time as global warming causes the region's ice sheets to melt. The tanker, containing liquefied natural gas, is the first commercial vessel to make such a crossing alone during the winter months.

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Covid-19 and climate change: Why we need to remember what we’ve lost

"Shifting baselines syndrome" means we could quickly get used to climate chaos.

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Bill McKibben: Back to church, but not, let’s hope, back to normal

One way to think about this pause in our lives is as a rare—likely a once-in-a-lifetime—opportunity for a reset.

Climate woes growing for women, hit by displacement and migration

Extreme weather and rising seas are increasing the burden of work, ill-health and violence faced by women who are forced to leave home or left behind as menfolk seek jobs elsewhere.

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The law that could make climate change illegal

One of the most robust laws on climate change yet has been created in Denmark. Can legislation really make failing to act on climate change illegal?

Will climate change upend projections of future forest growth?

New research indicates that elevated CO2 concentrations do not necessarily boost forests and that higher temperatures could reduce tree growth.

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Trump administration signals formal withdrawal from W.H.O.

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization. Health experts widely condemned the departure, which brings an end to threats President Trump had been making for months.

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Ode to Jersey

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The fallacy of “back to normal” thinking: Anne and Paul Ehrlich

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Remembering Kirk Smith

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