Impacts

A new UN report highlights how an adaptation gap hurts the most vulnerable countries and urges increased financing and cost-effective, nature-based preparations.

Climate change saw the world's oceans absorb 20 zettajoules of heat in 2020, driving seas to record temperatures and setting the scene for decades of savage weather and environmental devastation.

Sounding optimistic after four years of battling climate change with little help from the federal government under the Trump administration, Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday that Philadelphia will aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Overshadowed by the turmoil of the presidential transition, the Trump administration's actions may harm animals and the environment.

The first 100 days of the presidency could help determine the state of our planet's climate for the next 10,000 years.

Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S. Solutions exist, though.

The Tuni glacier, a formerly vast piece of ice that rises over the Bolivian capital of La Paz as a critical water source, is disappearing faster than predicted, reported Reuters earlier this month.

Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.

Dinner cast-asides are packed in bags, cages as bulwark against waves, storms, rising seas.

Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's folk-hero president, once marshalled a nation to halt the spread of the Sahara. Decades after his brutal death, a pan-African project of epic scale and ambition is aiming to reverse the creeping desertification that threatens to engulf a vast region, accelerating climate change, migration and conflict.

The new year wasn't yet a week old when we learned that the beginning of 2021 is going to feel a lot like the 52 weeks of misery that was 2020.

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In his final months in office, Donald Trump has ramped up construction on his promised physical border between the US and Mexico – devastating wildlife habitats and increasing the migrant death toll
The Justice’s father, who was an attorney for Shell for decades, could have direct knowledge of how the company managed climate threats.
Escalating temperatures poise the planet to breach 1.5 C for the first time, possibly later this decade.

They want Trump's rollbacks rescinded and renewed emphasis on justice and equity via enforcement of federal law, from the Clean Air Act to FEMA recovery aid.

Scientists believe they have solved one of the biggest mysteries about desalination — exactly how reverse osmosis membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water — a breakthrough that could help make the process more efficient and cheaper.

In the aftermath, some people are deciding to just begin new lives elsewhere. The pandemic and longstanding housing problems haven’t made the choices any easier.

The authors say their message is meant to give a "cold shower" to leaders who can help make positive changes for the planet.

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