Jane Goodall launches effort in support of planting 1 trillion trees by 2030

Primatologist and conservation icon Jane Goodall has formally joined a global effort to counter climate change and the extinction crisis by planting a trillion trees within a decade.

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#SeeYouInCourt: Climate litigation heats up

With politicians failing to take climate action, activists from Asia to South America to Europe are taking governments and polluters to court in a last-ditch bid to reduce emissions — and global heating.

The long-lost tale of an 18th-century tsunami, as told by trees

Local evidence of the cataclysm has literally washed away over the years. But Oregon’s Douglas firs may have recorded clues deep in their tree rings.

A 7.1 earthquake couldn’t kill this Mojave Desert town. But a water war just might

On the northern edge of the Mojave Desert, a new trauma has awakened old concerns: What happens if a town's water gets shut off?


Vermont Climate Council, starting a series of public meetings, fields list of priorities in Elmore

Members of the Vermont Climate Council are seeking input from the public as they hurry to draft the state’s first-ever Climate Action Plan.
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US projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

The U.S. government released projections Wednesday that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West.


Leaders to UN: A warmer world is a more violent one, too

Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.'s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate change.


Housing among biggest concerns for Terrebonne communities recovering from Hurricane Ida

For people living in the bayou region, housing is one of the biggest concerns in the wake of Hurricane Ida, with 13,000 homes destroyed.

Meet the young climate leaders helping to set the COP26 agenda

COP26 is being called our “last hope” for meeting the world’s Paris Agreement goal, and the role of youth is more important than ever.

Environmental law is getting in the way of climate action

The path forward requires a new understanding of our burning world.

Amid California drought, S.F. expands recycled wastewater rules for new large buildings

As Californians fail to meet water conservation goals amid the state’s ongoing drought,...
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‘The goal is to act now’: State officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment.

Democrats may be on the verge of climate disaster

The party’s climate measures suddenly face a tough battle in Congress.

Canada federal election: What Liberal minority means for environment and climate

From eliminating fossil fuel subsidies to support for nature-based climate solutions and protected areas, here are some key things we can expect from the new federal government.

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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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