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A quarter-billion years ago, huge volcanic eruptions burned coal, leading to the worst extinction in Earth’s history. Here’s how scientists hunted down the evidence.

The New Zealand government unveiled plans for a program which aims to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in the building and construction sector, and potentially futureproofs the built environment against the impacts of climate change.

Has the pandemic affected your thoughts about the way you will travel for leisure and work in the future? Would you consider giving up flying to offset your carbon footprint?

The biggest ever science expedition to the Arctic encountered extremely thin sea ice, which could threaten future efforts to study the region.

A carbon price could have regressive effects on low-income residents, who pay a higher share of their income on energy and do not have the resources to avoid these costs by investing in energy efficiency or solar power.

The former vice president’s allies and some of the Democratic Party’s leading progressives have quietly started to forge common ground to shape a climate plan before Election Day.

At the close of the Fourth of July weekend, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy may have unwittingly declared a new independence - a breakaway from the the tyranny of fossil fuels in generating electricity.

Experts refer to climate change as a "force multiplier", meaning that it increases the frequency and intensity of challenges that countries face today.

As global climate change begins to make a home in the United States in the form of rising seas, punishing storms, and more intense rainfall, the federal government underestimates the flood risk for 245,984 households and properties in Illinois, a wide-ranging scientific analysis shows.

The amount of nitrogen pollution emitted just by global livestock farming is more than the planet can cope with, prompting scientists to say we need to eat less meat and dairy produce.

The affluent citizens of the world are responsible for most environmental impacts and are central to any future prospect of retreating to safer environmental conditions.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead, abandoned by Dominion Energy and its partner, Duke Energy, after the $8 billion project reached a regulatory dead end.
Vermont officials won’t be digging through trash cans looking for lawbreakers—but they believe residents care enough about composting to make it a success.
The Agrarian Trust aims to help farmers access land and stay on it, while fostering a system of community supported, environmentally sustainable agriculture.

Constitution Pipeline builder cut 558 trees to make way for line that never got built.

As climate change lengthens fire seasons, will the government do enough to protect them?
The House of Representatives Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes two provisions that would specifically help coal-reliant communities in the Ohio Valley.
The tech world is salivating over the idea. But some experts warn it's a field of dreams.
16 congregations of Dominican nuns recently debuted a collaboration with Morgan Stanley to create a $130 million climate solutions fund.
E-waste is the fastest-growing domestic waste stream in the world. In 2019, the world threw out the equivalent weight of 350 cruise ships’ worth of electronics.
Aerial bombardment as part of a years-long conflict has once again upset water supplies in eastern Ukraine, leaving many civilians without running water in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Generators have until 2038 to switch off their plants, but there are incentives to get it done quicker.
Siberia’s heatwave reflects temperature changes that weren’t generally forecast to occur until the end of the century. That’s bad news for everyone.
The vast Laguna del Tigre National Park is home to Central America's largest rainforest. It's also a new way station for South American cocaine bound for the United States.
William Perry Pendley is under scrutiny for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Officials said that at least 16 people had died as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.
Air pollution from wildfire smoke increases susceptibility to the coronavirus, leading to worsened health conditions for those near fires.
No one will die because of Trump’s dishonest lobster tweet. But the stuff he makes up about the coronavirus is killing people.
In the beach towns south of Melbourne, everyone, it seems, knows someone who’s been attacked.
In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.

Province considers trading under Paris Agreement a 'priority' to ensure it can push forward with industrial development and meet its climate commitments.

Dominion Energy, one of the pipeline's two partners, also announced the sale of its gas transmission and storage assets.

China's emergency ministry warned that water levels in the middle reaches of the Yangtze river were expected to exceed warning levels, raising risks of geological disasters and urban waterlogging in central and southwest regions.