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It’s Earth Day—and the news isn't good

New reports show that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than anticipated, and other disasters loom.
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Climate change from A to Z

The stories we tell ourselves about the future.
Can we patch up the natural world we've hurt?
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Can we patch up the natural world we've hurt?

In “Under a White Sky,” Elizabeth Kolbert explores the human efforts to confront the effects of climate change, and all their unintended consequences.
Book review: The unintended consequences of taming nature
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Book review: The unintended consequences of taming nature

In "Under a White Sky," Elizabeth Kolbert explores the blowback from our attempts to control the environment.
Should we dim the sun? Will we even have a choice?
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Should we dim the sun? Will we even have a choice?

Elizabeth Kolbert and Ezra Klein discuss what options remain if our political system can’t handle the climate crisis.
Where have all the insects gone?
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Where have all the insects gone?

Bugs aren’t just occasional nuisances, they’re crucial to the environment. Now populations of species worldwide are falling at alarming rates.
What we lose when animals go extinct
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What we lose when animals go extinct

Animals are disappearing at hundreds of times the normal rate, primarily because of shrinking habitats. Their biggest threat: humans.
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