Biden’s climate advisers say more than proposals do

Several of Biden’s informal advisers and confidants are Obama administration veterans who have embraced fossil fuels and fracking.
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The lab that discovered global warming has good news and bad news

The good news is that the pandemic shows “science works.” The bad news? Global warming may be far more dangerous than a pandemic.

Southwest drought rivals those of centuries ago, thanks to climate change

The drought that has gripped the American Southwest since 2000 is as bad as or worse than droughts in the region over the past 1,200 years, a new study finds.

The scientist tackling the deep-sea food chain

Columbia University's Sonya Dyhrman is studying how organisms at the base of the food chain adapt to climate change — an unseen phenomenon with huge impact.

Study: Air pollution, stress impacting mental health of Bronx kids

A new study involving Bronx kids found that elevated exposure to stress and air pollution had negative effects on childrens' mental health, researchers said.

How climate change may raise the suicide rate, kill 2,000 extra people a year

New research from Columbia University, Harvard University and others suggest that rising global temperatures may lead to things like agitation and heavy drinking - increasing the rate of accidental death.

Bipartisan climate bill could cut pollution 38% by 2030

A bill in Congress could slash American greenhouse-gas emissions. It's even bipartisan - if you squint.

How a 7th-grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement

As students around the world plan for a March 15 climate strike, one leader says, “It’s my future on the line.”

Ask a Scientist: How to deal with a climate-change skeptic

An event, co-hosted by the Climate Museum and Columbia University’s Earth Institute, stations scientists with “climate-communication tips” in prominent and iconic public spaces around the city.

Climate change will cost US more in economic damage than any other country but one

The first country-by-country estimates of the social cost of carbon show who will pay more than their share, and which big emitters face the least economic impact.

How long can the fracking spending spree last?

After a decade of U.S. oil and gas companies spending beyond their means, a debate is underway in the energy and investment sectors on whether to keep pumping money into oil fields to keep the boom going full-speed. Or with interest rates rising and investors demanding better returns, are fracking firms going to have to live within their cash flows?

Climate change is disrupting the planet’s seasons

Four decades of temperature observations show what many suspected: Human activity is disrupting the behavior of plants, animals, and the march of the seasons.

‘Omnigenic’ model suggests that all genes affect every complex trait

The more closely geneticists look at complex traits and diseases, the harder it gets to find active genes that don't influence them.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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