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Our favorite climate stories you might have missed in 2018

We asked reporters and editors to share their favorite articles they worked on this year. Here are some stories behind the stories.

2018: The year in climate change

From dire climate reports to ravenous urchins and vanishing heritage sites, here are the climate stories you shouldn’t miss from this year.
Credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Peter Dykstra: Year in review — Measuring the US government’s 2018 footprint ... on Mother Nature’s throat

The year saw President Donald Trump's promised multi-front assault on environmental values, regulations and science bear some toxic fruit.

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It’s time to face the inescapable truth: We’re running out of time on climate change

The transition away from fossil fuels will be difficult. But it is essential for our planet’s survival.

A record-breaking number of STEM candidates ran for office this year

More than 450 candidates with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math ran — or are still running — for federal, state, and local office this midterm election.


What if the GOP sweeps?

Most polls and political pundits envision a Democratic-controlled House next year. They've been wrong before.

India produced 2 million tonnes of e-waste in 2016

India has one of the fastest growing electronics industries in the world, and its e-waste production is likely to touch three million tonnes in 2018.
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Climate change creates camouflage confusion in winter-adapted wildlife

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They blinded us with SCIENCE!

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