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Global warming is melting our sense of time

Climate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and pre-human past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.
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Climate change worst-case scenario now looks unrealistic

Global energy use patterns suggest some baseline assumptions about warming are too high. What remains is still a stiff challenge to humanity.
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Appeal to Irish farmers after pesticide detected in drinking water in Mayo

An exceedance for the pesticide glyphosate has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Newport, Co. Mayo.
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Book excerpt: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.
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A reflection on children in the face of climate change

Climate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
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Why Al Gore still thinks we can stop climate change

The environmentalist and former vice-president talks about wildfires, Donald Trump, and why he still has hope that we can preserve a livable planet.
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The California fires and the threat of climate change

The California wildfires have unleashed unconscionable suffering. Climate change could make them ten times worse.
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Bolsonaro’s Amazon deforestation accelerates climate change

Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro isn't just a threat to Brazilian democracy.

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Climate change worsens pollution’s effects.

The damage small-particulate pollution does will be more severe on a warmer planet.

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Climate change worsens pollution’s effects

The damage small-particulate pollution does will be more severe on a warmer planet. The EPA has closed the office dedicated to studying it.
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Health study planned after firefighting foam tainted water

Researchers will study blood contamination levels in about 200 Colorado residents whose drinking water was tainted by firefighting foam from Peterson Air Force Base.
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FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn’t Want You to See It — ProPublica

The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, won’t release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public. -Justin Elliott and Decca Muldowney, ProPublica
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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