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Concern for Iceland town following new eruption

Grindavik's mayor says larger lava flows than usual are heading towards the largely abandoned area. [...]

Satellite to probe mystery of clouds and climate

Europe's Earthcare satellite will tell us if the planet could lose the cooling effect of clouds. [...]

Ealing beavers: Dams, canals - and perhaps babies

How the beavers of west London are improving the local landscape for residents. [...]

Tackling water shortages with 'Star Wars' tech

'I thought why don’t we give it a try?' said student Swapnil Shrivastav, after inspiration struck. [...]

Extinct ‘mountain jewel’ plant returned to wild - in secret location

A plant picked for its beautiful flowers then wiped out in the UK mainland makes a dramatic return. [...]

Government wins court case over River Wye pollution

The High Court ruled that the Environment Agency and the UK government were implementing the law properly. [...]

Atlantic to get 'extraordinary' hurricane season

There could be up to seven major hurricanes of category three or higher this season, many more than usual. [...]

27 new wild swimming sites for England - but are they clean?

Twenty-seven new sites have been designated for summer pollution monitoring. [...]

Together in wonder: North America awed by total solar eclipse

Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories. [...]

Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record

It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño. [...]

UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government

The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits. [...]

Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia

Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive. [...]

World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full year

The last 12 months were the hottest on record, temporarily sending the world past a deeply symbolic mark. [...]

Airbus UK to build satellite to monitor Sun storms

The spacecraft will give earlier warnings of conditions that produced the recent auroral lights. [...]

Space telescope reveals new images of the Universe

The Euclid telescope mission, backed by Durham University scientists, releases dark Universe images. [...]

More Northern Lights soon as Sun storms strengthen

Another spectacular light show could come within two weeks as Sun storms reach 11-year high. [...]

US says Russia likely launched anti-satellite weapon

The Russian satellite launched last week may be capable of attacking other satellites, the Pentagon says. [...]

The man on a mission to open up space to disability

John McFall is studying whether it's possible for someone with a physical disability to go to space. [...]

European astronaut rookies make the grade

The European Space Agency's latest intake of astronauts complete their basic training. [...]

Renewable Energy Wins for Now in Michigan as Local Control Measure Fails to Make Ballot

A 2023 Michigan law reduces local governments’ authority to block wind and solar projects, but the measure has been in limbo because of the possibility that opponents of development would [...]

La otra disputa fronteriza es sobre un tratado de aguas de 80 años

Read this article in English. EL PASO—Maria-Elena Giner enfrentaba un salón lleno de granjeros, administradores de irrigación y residentes de Rio Grande Valley de Texas el dos de abril. La [...]

Pennsylvania’s Fracking Wastewater Contains a ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Critical Clean Energy Mineral Lithium

In 2007, a geoscientist at Penn State named Terry Engelder calculated that Pennsylvania could be sitting on more than 50 trillion cubic feet of accessible natural gas deposits. Engelder later [...]

Coastal Communities’ Living Barriers—Mangroves and Coral Reefs—Could Soon Collapse Due to Climate Change

Hundreds of thousands of “climate refugees” had to flee their homes following the devastating floods that hit the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil at the end [...]

The Other Border Dispute Is Over an 80-Year-Old Water Treaty

Lea este artículo en español. This story was reported with a grant from The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder. EL PASO—Maria-Elena Giner faced a room full of [...]

Q&A: Should We Be Having Babies In a Warming World? 

Jade S. Sasser has been studying reproductive choices in the context of climate change for a quarter century. Her 2018 book, “Infertile Ground,” explored how population growth in the Global [...]

To Incinerate Or Not To Incinerate: Maryland Hospitals Grapple With Question With Big Public Health Implications

Maryland’s two largest health systems have taken contrasting positions on their future dealings with a controversial medical waste incinerator in South Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Health System and University said it [...]

In Arizona, an Art Installation Highlights the U.S.-Mexico Border’s Impact on Wildlife

Earlier in May, a towering image of a jaguar suddenly rippled into view on the border wall straddling Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. A striking Mexican wolf then shimmered in [...]

A Debate Rages Over the Putative Environmental Benefits of the ARCH2 ‘Hydrogen Hub’ in Appalachia

Backers of a planned “hydrogen hub”’ in the Appalachian region have issued a document responding to criticism by environmentalists, saying that carbon capture and sequestration technology would mitigate greenhouse gas [...]

After Five Years Without Drinkable Water, a Nebraska Town Asks: When Will Our Tap Water Be Safe?

This story was reported and originally published by the Flatwater Free Press, Nebraska’s nonprofit investigative newsroom.  Kameron Runnels watches, frustrated, as a pair of Santee tribal members move a pallet [...]

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Offers comprehensive news and opinion pieces on climate change, wildlife, and environmental policies.

Corporations invested in carbon offsets that were ‘likely junk’, analysis says

Analysis of the carbon offset projects used by top corporations including Delta, Gucci and ExxonMobil raises concerns around their emission cuts claimsSome of the world’s most profitable – and most [...]

Thames Water urged to ‘get a grip’ on testing water supply after illness outbreak

Exclusive: Labour calls on firm to urgently test treatment works after dozens in south-east London experience vomiting and diarrhoeaUK politics live – latest updatesSteve Reed, Labour’s shadow environment secretary, has [...]

‘It was like the wild west’: meet the First Nations guardians protecting Canada’s pristine shores

From crab monitoring and bear patrols to rescue operations, the watchmen are the official eyes and ears of indigenous communitiesIt’s Delaney Mack’s first time pulling crab traps and she is [...]

Country diary: The perfect day to be in a rainforest | Andrea Meanwell

Borrowdale, Lake District: We’re here to mark the declaration of this rare temperate rainforest as a nature reserve – in appropriately soggy conditionsIt is a very wet day in Borrowdale [...]

Wealthy white men are UK’s biggest transport polluters, study finds

IPPR research examines transport emissions by income, gender, location, ethnicity and ageWealthy white men from rural areas are the UK’s biggest emitters of climate-heating gases from transport, according to a [...]

Yale Environment 360

Published by the Yale School of the Environment, it provides opinion, analysis, and reporting on topics like climate change, conservation, and air and water pollution.

Some species may be better able to withstand climate change than was previously thought. That's because these species have changed little since the last warm period on Earth.Read more on [...]

Over the last 12 months, the world saw, on average, 26 additional days of extreme heat as a result of climate change, a new analysis finds.Read more on E360 → [...]

Pollution Paradox: How Cleaning Up Smog Drives Ocean Warming

New research indicates that the decline in smog particles from China’s air cleanups caused the recent extreme heat waves in the Pacific. Scientists are grappling with the fact that reducing [...]

In Bulgaria, a famed rose harvest has come nearly a month early this year. Read more on E360 → [...]

Can a California Oilfield Be Retrofitted to Store Solar Energy?

The transition to renewables requires batteries that can store energy for long periods of time. To meet that demand, engineers in California’s Kern County are aiming to revamp depleted oil [...]

A new analysis finds that climate change fueled excessive rainfall in the U.K. and Ireland this fall and winter.Read more on E360 → [...]

Populations of salmon, trout, eel, sturgeon, and other migrating freshwater fish have shrunk by 81 percent on average since 1970, a new report finds. Read more on E360 → [...]

How an El Niño-Driven Drought Brought Hunger to Southern Africa

A record-breaking drought, fueled by the El Niño weather pattern, has caused widespread crop failure and national emergency declarations in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Without harvests of maize, the staple [...]

Windborne dust is spreading across the Southern Ocean, fueling plankton blooms that absorb our emissions. A new study reveals the full impact of dust on plankton. Read more on E360 [...]

Inside Climate News

An independent news organization covering climate, energy, and the environment.

Renewable Energy Wins for Now in Michigan as Local Control Measure Fails to Make Ballot

A 2023 Michigan law reduces local governments’ authority to block wind and solar projects, but the measure has been in limbo because of the possibility that opponents of development would [...]

La otra disputa fronteriza es sobre un tratado de aguas de 80 años

Read this article in English. EL PASO—Maria-Elena Giner enfrentaba un salón lleno de granjeros, administradores de irrigación y residentes de Rio Grande Valley de Texas el dos de abril. La [...]

Pennsylvania’s Fracking Wastewater Contains a ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Critical Clean Energy Mineral Lithium

In 2007, a geoscientist at Penn State named Terry Engelder calculated that Pennsylvania could be sitting on more than 50 trillion cubic feet of accessible natural gas deposits. Engelder later [...]

Coastal Communities’ Living Barriers—Mangroves and Coral Reefs—Could Soon Collapse Due to Climate Change

Hundreds of thousands of “climate refugees” had to flee their homes following the devastating floods that hit the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil at the end [...]

The Other Border Dispute Is Over an 80-Year-Old Water Treaty

Lea este artículo en español. This story was reported with a grant from The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder. EL PASO—Maria-Elena Giner faced a room full of [...]

Nature News & Comment

From the renowned scientific journal, Nature, it provides updates on research and findings related to environmental science and climate.

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/s41586-024-07562-2Publisher Correction: Anti-TIGIT antibody improves PD-L1 blockade through myeloid and Treg cells [...]

Karaoke-related stress soars after a good night of REM sleep

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01532-4The emotional load of listening to one’s own performance is preserved by a certain type of sleep. [...]

More than a billion people live in ‘energy poverty’

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01530-6Satellite data help to show that many people with access to electricity cannot take advantage of it. [...]

How I overcame my stage fright in the lab

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01616-1Kwabena Boahen Asare was determined to conquer his fear of public speaking after landing a research placement that required him to give weekly presentations. [...]

Defying the stereotype of Black resilience

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01611-6As head of the Black In Neuro network, Kaela S. Singleton argues that Black success should not require hardship or struggle. [...]

Mexico’s next president is likely to be this scientist — but researchers are split in their support

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01583-7Some are hopeful, but others worry that Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo will follow in her controversial predecessor’s footsteps rather than stand up for science. [...]

Measuring the forces that shape early human embryos

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01556-wContractile forces at the surface of cells of early human embryos bring the cells together. When these forces are absent, the embryo will not [...]

Disputed dark-matter claim to be tested by new lab in South Korea

Nature, Published online: 30 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01347-3A multi-million dollar facility is hoping to put a 21-year-old debate about dark matter to rest. [...]

Nature, Published online: 29 May 2024; doi:10.1038/s41586-024-07414-zAuthor Correction: Cryo-EM structures of apo and antagonist-bound human Cav3.1 [...]

Nature, Published online: 29 May 2024; doi:10.1038/s41586-024-07593-9Author Correction: Identification of SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors using lung and colonic organoids [...]

Innovative cancer therapies offer new hope

Nature, Published online: 29 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01425-6The arsenal of weapons used to treat these insidious diseases is rapidly expanding. [...]

Ancient DNA reveals extinct flightless bird’s superpowers

Nature, Published online: 29 May 2024; doi:10.1038/d41586-024-01529-zThe little bush moa had small eyes, no wings and some extraordinary skills. [...]

Climate Central

A science and news organization that delivers facts about climate change and its impact on the public.

By Lori Valigra (Bangor Daily News) and Caitlin Looby (Climate Central) with Jen Brady (Climate Central) contributing to data reporting Maire Lenihan coaxes organic Keuka Gold potatoes into a washing machine at Goranson [...]

By Ayurella Horn-Muller (Climate Central ) and Andrew S. Lewis and Michael Sol Warren (NJ Spotlight News), with television segment by Brenda Flanagan (NJ Spotlight News) Read the Climate Central report, Future Flood [...]

By Ayurella Horn-Muller (Climate Central) and Amber Alexander (NBC WHO 13 Des Moines) Kerri Johannsen was less than a week from giving birth to her second child when a derecho [...]

By Lori Valigra and Elizabeth Miller A skier jumps into the air in front of a large snow-making machine at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Modern advances in [...]

By Clarisa Diaz and Elizabeth Miller Rain, wet snow, and shallow snow are all expected to increase at former Olympic venues over the coming decades, according to a new study led by [...]

Mongabay

A source for environmental science and conservation news.

From Egypt to Syria, ‘water cancer’ chokes waterways

AL-LANI, Syria and KAFR-EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — On the banks of Syria’s Orontes River, a beautiful flower has become a nightmare. Each spring, it creeps out of the soft mud that [...]

Elusive jaguarundi inspires biologists to share data across Latin America

Few scientists exclusively study the jaguarundi, Latin America’s least studied wildcat. So those that do are reaching out to other researchers, governments, NGOs and even via social media to pool [...]

A tiny desert fish hits a 25 year population high in one of Earth’s harshest environments

In a glimmer of hope for one of the world’s rarest fish, scientists have counted 191 Devils Hole pupfish this spring in their tiny desert habitat. This number marks the [...]

Indigenous people and NGO grow a wildlife corridor in the world’s oldest rainforest

Indigenous ranger Jason Petersen remembers how he used to watch the world’s oldest rainforest in wonder as a child. When the rains arrived, they would wash the dust from the [...]

An ancestral solution ensures water for Peruvian alpaca farmers, but is it enough?

In Ayacucho province in Peru’s southern Andes, a three-hour drive from the provincial capital, Huamanga, stands the snowcapped mountain of Rit’ipata, popular among tourists. Every January, high summer in the [...]

Grist

Focuses on climate and sustainability stories with a unique perspective.

Expecting worse: Giving birth on a planet in crisis

A new series explores how climate change transforms our reproductive lives, from menstruation to fertility to pregnancy. [...]

Four lost pregnancies. Five weeks of IVF injections. One storm.

A couple spent years and tens of thousands of dollars trying to have a baby. Then Hurricane Ian hit. [...]

Pregnant in a warming climate: A lethal ‘double risk’ for malaria

Mosquitoes are moving into the mountains of Papua New Guinea and other highland areas. That could be a death sentence for pregnant people. [...]

Salt in the womb: How rising seas erode reproductive health

Women in Bangladesh are confronting the dangerous health effects of consuming salty water. They won't be the last. [...]

‘How did we miss this for so long?’: The link between extreme heat and preterm birth

Heat waves are making pregnancy more dangerous and exacerbating existing maternal health disparities. [...]

Greenpeace

While they are an advocacy group, they also provide news and updates on various environmental issues.

World Elephant Day: Why Community-Led Conservation of the Animal is Key

Elephant conservation in India is a popular and emotive issue. But when we look closer, the shrinking elephant habitat, human-elephant conflict and unscientific interventions are certainly concerning. [...]

Greenpeace reaffirms support for Indigenous people’s rights in forest conservation

Delhi, India, 22 July 2019 – In response to developments following India’s Supreme Court ordering the eviction of millions of tribal and other forest-dwelling people in February 2019, Greenpeace reaffirms… [...]

Press Release- Boom and Bust Report 2019

New coal plants shrink globally, but GoI continues to approve new proposals, despite pollution and deforestation impacts New Delhi, Thursday, March 28, 2019— For the third year in a row,… [...]

Attempt to Murder Gurgaon

Gurgaon is one of the most polluted cities in India, with only 3 days of clean air in 2018. Now a new amendment will make 20,000 acres of Aravalli forest [...]

Shut-up or Shut-down: The new ‘Law of the Land’

If, to be put on trial for speaking out for equality and justice is a crime, the society needs some serious introspection. The way the voice of Greenpeace India has… [...]