Preparing for a drier future along the Colorado River
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Preparing for a drier future along the Colorado River

Climate change is contributing to growing strains on the Colorado River. With Lake Mead just 39 percent full, officials are looking to avert severe shortages.
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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

NORTH BRADDOCK, Penn.—On Wednesday evening, 10th grader Abby Wypych stood in front of Woodland Hills School District’s board and urged them to approve a feasibility study on installing solar panels.

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Oil hazards aren't the main worry of Nigeria's coastal residents: Toilets are

Some Niger Delta residents are less concerned about oil-induced hazards and risks, or floods and erosion. They are more worried about a lack of sanitation amenities.

Greenhouse gas pollution trapping almost 50 percent more heat than 30 years ago

Planet-warming gases are trapping more and more heat in the atmosphere, holding in significantly more heat than they were in previous decades, a new assessment has found.

Qantas says synthetic fuel could power long flights by mid-2030s

Synthetic fuel could start replacing traditional petroleum and plant-based biofuels by as early as the mid-2030s, helping to decarbonize long-distance air travel, Australian airline Qantas has said.

Three arrested at Shell AGM as protesters chant ‘We will stop you’

About 40 climate protesters attending the event as shareholders told the oil and gas company’s board: “We will expose you. We know who you are. We know what you have done. We will remember.”

Que calor! Spain tells civil servants to limit use of air conditioning

Spanish civil servants will have to endure higher workplace temperatures this summer as the government plans to enforce energy saving measures to slash its power bills and help reduce Europe's dependence on Russian oil and gas.
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Ask an environmental expert: What’s the carbon footprint of the internet?

Our digital habits are worse for the environment than flying. That toll is expected to grow.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Roe v. Wade draft bodes ill for air, wetlands and the EPA

Justice Alito’s longstanding consistency in wanting to restrict EPA authority makes it transparent where he wants the court to go.

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Op-Ed: Black gold and the color line

How historical racist redlining practices are linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells.

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

We asked you to share one "big lesson" your mother gave. And you responded

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Dykstra: A corpse in a barrel in a drying reservoir

And other climate change tales for our age

A mother's gift

Gifts from our mothers

What one "big gift" did your mother give you? We want your story.

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Earth Day 2022: Amidst the crises, don’t forget the beauty

Words and images from our founder, Pete Myers, on how bird photography keeps him connected to and curious about a planet in peril.

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