If Trump cares about Hurricane Florence, his policies don’t show it

If Trump cares about Hurricane Florence, his policies don’t show it

When it comes to extreme weather, the president is complicit.

These melting mountain peaks could kill thousands. Can science help?

In the Alps, scientists are scrambling to put systems in place that warn people when to flee the climate change-driven landslides and floods caused by glaciers falling apart.

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USDA conservation grants prop up agribusiness as usual

"Only a miniscule fraction" of program cash is going toward "climate-smart" practices.

Voluntary measures may not be enough: Bacteria and algae plague Iowa beaches

The Gazette and Investigate Midwest analyzed 20 years of beach monitoring data from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
How fermented foods shaped the world
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How fermented foods shaped the world

In her new book, Julia Skinner discusses the history and power of fermentation, microbes’ role in biodiversity, and how fermented foods can make us more resilient in the face of climate crisis.

In congested Istanbul, e-scooters find a home

The global proliferation of the two-wheelers has reached the Turkish metropolis, and one company in particular is dominating the market.
failed coal mine threatens WA electricity grid
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Failed Griffin Coal mine owes close to $1.5 billion to creditors as WA electricity grid woes loom

The failed coal mine in Collie, 200km south of Perth, owes close to $1.5 billion to creditors, with the banks urged to "come clean" on their losses to avoid a potential disaster in WA’s biggest electricity grid.
gas exploration in Australia's Lake Eyre
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Future gas exploration in Lake Eyre could upset the 'greatest desert river system in the world' forever, research shows

The gas industry has been mining Australia's Lake Eyre Basin for decades, but possible future extraction techniques like fracking could devastate its fragile ecosystem.
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Chemical recycling grows  along with concerns of its impacts

Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

Universities are failing us

Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

Shell's new petrochemical complex in southwestern Pennsylvania

The Titans of Plastic

Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.

Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Developing countries that increase their fossil fuel production are at a crossroads: securing their own long-term well-being or earning revenue to finance programs to support immediate economic growth.

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Curbing pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins half a continent away.

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Good news: A good year for puffins and terns, despite climate change

A visit to a remote Maine island finds puffins and terns rebounding despite climate change

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