Amid California drought, S.F. expands recycled wastewater rules for new large buildings

As Californians fail to meet water conservation goals amid the state’s ongoing drought,...
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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful cyclones are at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking over the coming decades, a new report warns.

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns.


Ahousaht Guardians look to watershed restoration amid B.C. drought

The province's prolonged drought is exacerbating the damage done to Bedwell River by decades of forestry around Tofino. Now, First Nations and conservation groups are teaming up to protect salmon and bring the watershed back to life.

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Aanandita Sikka: Is an urban water crisis caused only by water scarcity?

Water crises in urban areas aren't just caused by scarcity, but by technological, social and economic factors.

Growing uncertainty in the Central Valley

California produces much of America’s food—and now a drought and a pandemic have put the system on edge.

The Pantanal is burning again. Will it be another devastating year?

The fires that tore through South America's Pantanal region in 2020, destroying 30% of its area, are still scorched in memory. And now, the world's largest wetland that fans out across Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay is burning again.


World's largest sequoias wrapped in aluminum insulation as fire nears Giant Forest

Firefighters were wrapping sequoias with aluminum insulation, digging protective lines around the titans and planning to light back burns to push away the approaching flames.


Black Summer bushfires triggered Southern Ocean algal blooms bigger than Australia

Iron-rich ash and smoke from the Black Summer bushfires dropped from the atmosphere into the Southern Ocean, fuelling enormous blooms of algae between New Zealand and South America.

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests.


California fires are burning at higher elevations than ever, creating new dangers

Just hours before the Caldor fire threatened to level the resort town of South Lake Tahoe, the massive blaze performed a staggering feat: burning from one side of the Sierra to the other.

Genesis Systems

Startup behind ‘WaterCube,’ aimed at water scarcity, picks Tampa for HQ

Genesis Systems will bring 125 jobs to the area as it begins selling the device around the world.

B.C.’s Sunshine Coast improvises to survive long-term drought

Farmers, gardeners, brewers and regional managers are banding together in a beautiful partnership to both store and distribute water across the extraordinarily parched coastal region, just north of Vancouver.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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