Brazil Pantanal scorched by fires

The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.
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Climate crisis: First half of 2020 was second-warmest on record

The first half of 2020 was the second-warmest on record and the year could become the warmest in recorded history, based on reports from Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


China pollution levels shoot back up as coronavirus lockdown eased - NASA

With most lockdowns in China coming to an end, scientists from NASA have revealed that pollution levels have bounced back.


A satellite lets scientists see Antarctica’s melting like never before

NASA's new ICESat-2 satellite provides the most detailed look yet of where the continent is losing and gaining ice.

This game lets you help NASA map the world's coral reefs

We’ve mapped less than 10% of the ocean floor. Now you can help bring that number up.

NASA creates a 3D view of methane to track emissions sources

Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon, but we don’t know where a lot of it is coming from.

NASA creates a 3D view of methane to track emissions sources

Methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon, but we don’t know where a lot of it is coming from.

Amazing NASA images show how pollution has CLEARED over China

NASA and the European Space Agency have used pollution monitoring satellites to track the decrease in nitrogen dioxide levels over the past two months during the coronavirus outbreak.

Will climate change freeze Europe? That’s not what NASA says

British media seized upon an apparently dramatic aspect of a new NASA report: a hypothesis that changes to an ocean current could bring colder temperatures to Western Europe. But is that what the report really says?

2019 was the second-hottest year ever, closing out the warmest decade

Last year was only a fraction of a degree cooler than 2016, the warmest year on record.

Hottest decade ever recorded ‘driven by man-made climate change’

Man-made climate change was the main contributor to what has been the warmest decade, the UK weather service said in a study backed up by Nasa data showing the five years to 2019 were the hottest since records began.


How a new wave of orbiting sentinels is changing climate science

Advanced remote-sensing satellite technology is compiling a granular record of Earth’s hardest-to-reach regions.

Scientists attempt to recreate 'Overview effect' from Earth

Researchers aim to recreate intense emotional experience astronauts reported on seeing Earth from space for the first time.


Ben Lamm: What colonizing Mars says about our attitude on climate change

Is colonizing another planet really the answer to the potential extinction of our own?
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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