Global warming perceptions by states: More Americans accept fault

It's been more than 50 years since the words "Earth Day" entered our environmental lexicon and in the wake of this year's holiday, Data Download looks at changes in thoughts and attitudes around climate change in the last few years.

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Why California’s super bloom is under siege

Despite their popularity and ecological importance, wildflower blooms across California are in peril due to a pile-on of human-caused stressors.

Rich Lowry: Why Biden’s climate summit is overhyped

And who’s going to hold China accountable for its climate pledges, and how precisely?

Biden's climate summit: What to watch for and who's attending

President Biden’s climate summit will begin on Thursday, Earth Day, and will feature high-profile speakers and attendees, including Pope Francis.

Earth Day 2021: 10 things we’ve learned since the last Earth Day

If anything, the worst public health crisis in a century has brought our understanding of our planet, and our place in the fragile yet resilient web of life throughout it, into stark relief.


Google’s head of sustainability wants you to see the Earth in a new way

Google Earth Timelapse is a new tool that illustrates how the planet has changed over 37 years. Kate Brandt hopes it moves us to action.

Poll shows New Yorkers worry about climate change as Earth Day arrives

New Yorkers by a wide margin are concerned about air and water pollution as well as climate change, according to a poll released by the Siena College Research Institute.


What is Earth Day's connection to your health?

Earth Day on April 22 puts a spotlight on the planet's health - which, doctors say, is closely tied to your own.


Greta Thunberg to testify in Congress on Earth Day

The testimony will occur as President Joe Biden hosts a climate change summit with 40 world leaders.

Listen to a changing planet through these 5 climate podcasts

Understanding the climate crisis is tough. Let these audio storytellers help you understand the problems, and potential solutions.

Listen to climate change podcasts

Understanding the climate crisis is tough. Let these audio storytellers help you understand the problems, and potential solutions.

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

I hope like me you're counting the hours till this Thursday, April 22, the 52nd observance of Earth Day.

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New Seasons Market to eliminate the sale of single use water bottles by Earth Day

The Northwest grocery store chain New Seasons Market announced it will eliminate the sale of single use bottles of water in all of its stores by Earth Day, to continue its work to reduce plastic waste in local communities.

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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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