3,000 shipping containers fell into Pacific Ocean last year

A rise in container-ship accidents adds to the growing marine plastic pollution problem and poses risks to ocean health, wildlife and mariners.
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Seoul climate summit kicks off with call for cleaner planet

The 2021 Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 summit has begun in Seoul. World leaders and other participants are calling for concrete climate actions.

As coal retreats, climate finance battle targets gas

Major energy financiers are backing away from future coal projects. But investments in natural gas continue to rise, stirring debate about whether the world is shifting away from fossil fuels fast enough to prevent dangerous warming.

Páramos at risk: The interconnected threats to a biodiversity hotspot

The pressures of climate change and human land use could lead to the disappearance of unique biodiversity and vital ecological services.

Richard Feinberg: We could use economics to curb migration from Central America

In designing its economic recovery strategy amid the pandemic, President Biden and his administration has trapped itself between conflicting policy goals: relocating industrial supply chains back to the United States and reducing migration from Central America, where many of these factories are located.

The lost lizard of La Désirade: An extinction we almost forgot about

New research has uncovered a forgotten species that went extinct under two centuries ago — probably due to colonialism.

I know why the caged songbird goes extinct

A rampant trade in Asian birds, known for their beautiful songs, is emptying many forests of sound and life.

After oil spill, Israel’s fishermen net catch despite ban

After weathering a year of the coronavirus pandemic, the fishermen of an Arab village in central Israel have been dealt another blow by a mysterious oil spill in the Mediterranean.

As extreme weather events increase, what are the risks to wildlife?

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.

It’s time for the US to carry its fair share on climate change

Domestic emissions reductions aren’t enough—the US needs to help speed the climate transition in poor countries

5 things to know about plastic pollution and how to stop it

Researchers continue to find new information about how widespread plastic pollution has become, but also how we can help stem the tide.

Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?

Is New England’s biggest renewable energy project really a win for the climate?

A plan to import hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts begs the question of whether big hydro along with its reservoirs and dams, is green enough to be worth the cost.

A critical fight for the rights of nature

Los Cedros Reserve, one of Earth’s most biodiverse habitats, could be wiped out by mining. A court could save it — and set a precedent for the planet.

As deep-seabed mining ramps up, scientists race to study the environmental effects

Timing is running short to develop an international framework to help prevent environmental harm to deep-sea life and to share resources equitably among nations, experts say.
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A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

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