Laura Crews: Living with climate change in a year of fire and ice

Is this what it is to live with climate change? To carry on as normal even though nothing is normal?
Print Friendly and PDF

Protecting half of Earth may help solve climate change, save species

An analysis lays out where new land protections could complement existing protected areas to achieve various conservation and climate goals.

6 in 10 citizens think smart equals sustainable - and are ready to move if necessary

Among 10,000 respondents, 58% believe smart cities are more sustainable and 42% are prepared to vote with their feet by leaving their town due to pollution concerns.


Tracking climate data in real time

Climate TRACE, an alliance of climate research groups, is developing a new tracker using artificial intelligence that would allow the public to access international climate data in real time.


It’s easier to see the future of renewable energy with climate change data that’s 50x clearer

To plan a renewable energy project means knowing how much wind and sun an area gets - today and 50 years from now. Models of future climate change scenarios help with that, but processing the information into a visual format has resulted in a pixelated image like the one below.


Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What causes such big differences in cities' tolls?

Among other things, population density, household sizes, public transportation use and hospital capacity may have contributed to the differences in COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco and New York City.


African Americans struggle with disproportionate COVID death toll

Creating a toxic storm of death and illness, the pandemic is devastating black communities across the United States and revealing the deadly legacy of inequality.

Early data shows African Americans have contracted and died of coronavirus at an alarming rate

No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.

Water conflicts will intensify. Can we predict the worst problems before conditions boil over?

A new online resource combines economic and environmental data to help prevent deadly conflict. It could be a vital tool in the age of climate change.

How badly has Bd devastated wildlife?

Nature is clearly in crisis—but what do researchers do when they only have imperfect data on the extent of the losses?

Financing fish: Banks can make seafood more sustainable in these 3 ways

Global fish consumption has risen twice as quickly as population growth over the past five decades, and overfishing is creating unexpected problems for humans.


The next urban water crisis? Inadequate data clouds the forecast

What is the next center of population and commerce to be roiled by a severely constricted water supply?

West Africa: Using data to prevent drought

Climate change will hit Africa particularly hard, fueling drought, heat and crop failures. Researchers are working to prepare the west of the continent for this scenario - with help from Germany.


Laura Pangallozzi: At least 2% of US public water systems are like Flint's – Americans just don't hear about them

Flint's highest recorded lead levels were typical for water systems that report problems. What's more, a number of cities haven't reported their lead issues.
From our Newsroom

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Building a library of American environmental classics (Part Two)

More recommendations for your home eco-library.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.