Southern European banks set for climate hit, ECB study shows

Banks in southern Europe are set to be among the hardest hit if climate change is not mitigated as their clients are most exposed to natural hazards such as wildfires, a European Central Bank study shows.

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Sally Jewell and Ted Roosevelt IV: A great northern forest in Minnesota can help our world remain livable

The last thing that this watershed needs is to be the location of a massive industrial copper mining development, but that is precisely what a mining industry behemoth is proposing.

Wildfires - consequences of a warming world

Natural drought cycles and human activity have led to a rise in massive wildfires in recent years. Forest fires in Siberia, the US, Canada, and the Mediterranean are also caused by climate change. We look for solutions.

Jim Furnish: Forest Service putting national forests in peril

What the Forest Service is doing in the Black Hills reminds me of its tragic liquidation of mature and old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest.


Catching fire: AI is helping scarce firefighters better predict blazes

As climate change and gaps in forest management create more intense and deadly wildfire seasons, firefighting resources are increasingly stretched to the limit. Researchers like Chris Dunn hope their tools can help ease that pressure by making sure scarce fire resources are deployed as efficiently as possible.


Analysis-G7 brightens outlook for new nature pact but pandemic threatens deadline

New pledges by G7 leaders on climate change and biodiversity loss will boost efforts to strike a global pact to protect nature but an October deadline is likely to be missed without in-person talks, officials and observers say.

Virginia needs more tree seedlings to cut carbon

In nine neat fields tucked between a bend of the South River and a Norfolk Southern line, a key piece of Virginia's carbon-free future is taking shape.


Forests as big as France have grown back since 2000

Satellite data analysis by WWF and other conservation groups shows encouraging but insufficient signs of global forest regeneration.

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Road to ruin: Informal byways sow seeds of destruction in Colombia's Amazon

The dirt tracks winding through southern Colombia's tangled jungle often mark the beginning of the end for besieged patches of rainforest in this part of the Amazon.

Health systems urged to develop green cure for fast-rising emissions

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities worldwide can prepare better for both climate change and future pandemics by adopting green technology and cutting planet-heating emissions from their operations and supply chains, health experts say.

The making of a 'European Yellowstone'

A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.

Poland to resume some logging in ancient Bialowieza forest

Poland will resume some logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest this year, according to documents signed on Tuesday by a government minister, in a move one environmental group called a "spit in the face".
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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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