Florence forecast: Record-setting, flooding rain is ‘far from done’

This historic, life-threatening rain event is likely to spur record river flooding and, in the mountains, could cause landslides.

Rising groundwater threatens clean air and water across the US

With rising sea levels and more intense rainfalls, groundwater levels are rising too, bringing a new set of problems for communities.
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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.

New Colorado plan envisions 2.1M electric cars on state roads by 2035

Colorado proposes new truck sales at 30% electric by 2030, but trucking industry questions whether it’s feasible.

Biden, Trudeau announce progress on Canadian coal mine pollution agreement

President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have announced a forthcoming deal to “reduce and mitigate” the impact of pollution flowing into Montana and Idaho from Canadian coal mines.
International Courts to rule on climate obligations
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Three international courts could soon rule on the obligations of nations in responding to climate change

The rulings, while legally non-binding, could still carry significant moral and legal weight. A group of 18 climate-vulnerable nations are seeking an opinion from the “World Court,” with support from 117 other countries.

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U.N. warns of water wars as 2 billion people lack clean water

A new report by the United Nations warns that a quarter of humanity lacks access to safe drinking water, and nearly half of the global population has no access to basic sanitation. Unless action is taken, 60% of the world’s population could face water supply issues by 2050.

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Rolling Fork residents say they didn't hear any tornado warning sirens

Many Rolling Fork residents say they didn't hear sirens before the Mississippi tornado. Questions now remain about warning systems in poor, rural communities.
sea creatures are washing up dead
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Why sea creatures are washing up dead around the world

From Florida to New Zealand, algal blooms, warming seas and human activities are threatening aquatic species.
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An economist's 'answer to everything.' Hint: It takes nature

Economist Partha Dasgupta takes issue with our failure to account for the cost of Earth's destruction

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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

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