Winter ticks wiped out nearly 90% of the moose calves scientists tracked in part of Maine last year

Maine is home to the largest moose population in the lower 48 states. But in one of the moosiest corners of the state, nearly 90% of the calves tracked by biologists last winter didn’t survive their first year.

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Flossie Kingsbury: How taking a closer look at your family tree can help you get to grips with climate change

Understanding how our ancestors may have benefited from industrialisation and colonialism could help us become more climate-friendly citizens.

How climate change is being fought by assisted migration and foresters

Foresters responding to climate change are experimenting with planting trees in Vermont that typically are found further south. They hope the trees will survive hotter and drier conditions to come.

Carbon pollution pushed environmental breakdown to record levels in 2021

People have warped the climate so much that in 2021 four critical measures of planetary health broke records. Oceans grew hotter, higher and more acidic than ever documented, said the World Meteorological Organization.
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Governor: Fire could destroy over 1,000 New Mexico homes

In a news conference Tuesday, Lujan Grisham acknowledged she did not have hard figures — most recent estimates had put losses of homes at 366 — but added “given the nature of this fire … I don’t think it’s an exaggeration.”

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Louisiana enacts new orphan oil well law to fetch $200 million in federal money

Legislation that positions Louisiana to receive an estimated $200 million in federal grants to fix orphan oil wells became law Tuesday.

Artists organize to offer new visions for tackling climate change

Recently, the Pew Research Center found that over 66 per cent of Canadians are not only concerned about the climate crisis, but willing to alter how they live to help fight it.

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Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

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

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Public health in Pennsylvania ignored during fracking rush: Report

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