Communities suffering from pollution demand justice

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.
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India’s most recent cyclone highlights a worrying future

Storms are growing stronger as the planet warms. India must focus on an integrated approach after Cyclone Amphan, researchers say.

When sheltering from virus can turn into drowning at home

Disaster experts fear thousands of people could be trapped in perilous flooding during a major hurricane. That could cause widespread deaths and force dangerous rescues.

Climate change, pandemic, violence are volatile mix in Chad

A warming climate was already making life difficult in Chad, a landlocked country squeezed against the encroaching sands of the Sahara.

This is inequity at the boiling point

Earth is overheating. This year is poised to be one of the hottest ever. Millions are already feeling the pain, but the agony of extreme heat is profoundly unequal across the globe.

Canadian provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk, report says

A University of Waterloo study looked at efforts such as flood mapping and critical infrastructure protection.

Isaias unleashes floods and tornadoes as it pummels the Atlantic coast

Officials warned residents to stay out of harm’s way as at least two people were killed by tornadoes, and two others from fallen trees. Millions were left without power.

Somalia sets up disaster warning centre to battle floods and locusts

At a government building in a former United Nations compound in Mogadishu, Khadar Sheikh Mohamed stares at a bank of giant screens displaying weather conditions across the country.

Flooding could occur daily in Sydney by the end of this century because of climate change

Flooding in localised areas around Sydney will happen almost every week by the middle of this century because of human-caused sea level rise, according to a study by scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology.


Carolinas brace for Isaias as states assess how to plan for storms in a pandemic

Some say they will not go to shelters even if ordered because of coronavirus fears.

Report: Climate change raises flood risks for Superfund sites in N.H., elsewhere

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says hundreds of coastal Superfund sites - including several in New Hampshire - face new risks of flooding due to climate change.

Rising seas puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk, study says

The report by the Union of Concerned Scientists warns sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware could be flooded during severe weather events.

State looks to step up dam safety with third inspector, new task force

After recent dam failures caused massive flooding, the state says it want to improve the safety of state-regulated dams in Michigan.

A quarter of Bangladesh is flooded. Millions have lost everything

The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.

Extra 23 million people could face coastal flooding within 30 years, even with emission cuts, study says

The combined impacts of human-caused sea level rise, storm surges and high tides could expose an extra 23 million people to coastal flooding within the next 30 years, even with relatively ambitious cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, a new global study has found.

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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

Cutting edge of science

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

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