In the Ecuadoran Andes, protectors of the páramos guard their water source

Climate change and human intervention, including mining, are a big threat to water security in the region.

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Sunrise for network of 150 kW chargers in northernmost Norway

25 charging stations across the county of Troms and Finnmark will make even the remotest corners reachable in cold winter climate for electric car drivers.

How Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation aims to revitalize critical salmon stocks in Yukon

As the First Nation considers an egg incubator to increase the Klondike River's Chinook population, questions linger about the ideal conditions for spawn survival.


The problem America has neglected for too long: Deteriorating dams

Aging, poorly maintained structures put thousands at risk—and climate change is only making things worse.

The EU is launching the world's greenest coronavirus recovery plan

The proposal would invest 750 billion euros in energy-efficient renovations, clean transportation, and renewable energy.

Country’s aging dams, a 'sitting duck,' facing a barrage of hazards

Repairing all the country’s deficient dams could cost $70 billion. Having them fail would come with a far greater price, experts say.

Upmanu Lall, Paulina Concha Larrauri: The Michigan dam failures are a warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.

Green alert: How Indigenous have been experiencing climate change in the Amazon

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change.

'We're screwed': The only question is how quickly Louisiana wetlands will vanish, study says

Because of increasing rates of sea level rise fueled by global warming, the remaining 5,800 square miles of Louisiana's coastal wetlands in the Mississippi River delta will disappear.

Forests vs. climate change: Researchers race to understand what drought means for the world's trees

We’re already seeing signs of accelerated forest mortality around the world. And it’s not just arid regions that may see forest die-offs, new research finds.

The remarkable power of the prickly pear

A stalwart of the Mexican landscape is finding a second life powering up buildings in the desert, and it is proving to be an unusually sustainable biofuel.

Salvaging fossils on the Jurassic Coast

Along a famed stretch of English coastline, amateur and professional collectors alike fill their satchels with fossils before the 200-million-year-old treasures are reclaimed by the waves.

What happens if a hurricane hits during the pandemic?

We will soon enter the most dangerous time of year for natural disasters. But the pandemic has turned disaster planning on its head.

Loss of Louisiana marshes that protect New Orleans is ‘probably inevitable,’ study finds

Rising seas are likely to overwhelm the wetlands that line the coast of Louisiana, destroying the protection they offer the city of New Orleans as well as the fisheries and tourism that contribute heavily to the state's economy, a new study says.

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