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The tribal coalition fighting to save monarch butterflies

Habitat loss and climate change are decimating the species. What can the U.S. learn from Oklahoma tribes’ efforts to restore their migratory path?

Critics challenge report claiming B.C. mines don't impact Alaska waters

Critics raise concerns about joint B.C.-Alaska government report that had input from industry, saying the data collection methods were flawed and stakeholders weren't adequately engaged.

China wanted to buy airport in Lapland for North Pole climate research flights

The Finnish Defence Forces spurned an offer by the Chinese Polar Research Institute to buy or rent Kemijärvi airport over security reasons.

Butterfly species in the American West are declining due to climate change

Hundreds of butterfly species across the American West are vanishing as the region becomes hotter, drier and more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study.

Climate change spells trouble for baby tree swallows

As climate change worsens, spring temperatures come earlier in the year, cueing tree swallows to build their nests sooner. This leaves baby swallows vulnerable as the inevitable cold snap happens.

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Global warming could rob liquors of their flavor

An Italian team of researchers explored the physical and biological factors that cascade through an ecosystem as glaciers retreat. The results, published in the January issue of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, are not promising for your favorite flavored liquors.

New documentary 'meltdown' looks at Greenland's melting glaciers and the effects of climate change

A new documentary, "Meltdown," brings viewers to the shores of Greenland's melting glaciers for an exploration of natural beauty at its most vulnerable.

How is Joe Biden handling climate change?

Over the past few years, it has become clearer that ignoring climate change ultimately will have big economic impacts in the future.

Antarctica is running out of wilderness

The continent is crammed with “ghost” stations—just one sign of how this empty, icy place is becoming more crowded.

Mississippi’s water problems have reached a boiling point

Texas' experience of last month's deadly winter storm may have grabbed headlines, but its neighbors fared just as badly.

Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California

See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.

When it comes to COVID, 'hot spot' isn't just a metaphor

Heat, environmental problems and the pandemic concentrate in certain neighborhoods. Here’s a new idea for what to do about it.

New way to measure Antarctic snowfall helps predict the ice sheet’s survival

A new satellite finds a surprise: Atmospheric rivers of moisture can dump huge amounts of snow over Antarctica, and now we can track it incredibly closely.

Texas farmers tally up the damage from a winter storm 'massacre'

The state’s agriculture sector has lost an estimated $600 million or more. Crop and livestock damage could mean shortages and higher prices beyond Texas.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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