Groups threaten to sue Yellowstone Club over claims of illegal nitrogen pollution

Two conservation groups and an environmental law firm are poised to sue the Yellowstone Club alleging the club is illegally discharging nitrogen into the South Fork of the Gallatin River.
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Does nature have rights? A burgeoning legal movement says rivers, forests and wildlife have standing, too

Climate change and environmental destruction have inspired court cases around the country—and the globe—aimed at protecting the natural world.

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An economic lifeline in South America, the Paraná River, is shriveling

The continent’s second-largest river is drying up amid the biggest drought in 70 years, upending ecosystems, trade and livelihoods.
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Climate Change Is Killing the Colorado River

Low water levels have triggered cutbacks to some Western states.
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Who are the children most at risk from climate change?

Climate change affects everyone, but today's children are the ones who will be left to deal with the most disastrous consequences in the future.

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Climate change is killing the Colorado River

Low water levels have triggered cutbacks to some Western states.
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Teaching citizen scientists to hunt for ‘canary in the coal mine’ in Alberta’s rivers

In the face of 'data deficiencies,' training helps communities take water monitoring into their own hands — one bug at a time.

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Minnesota’s low rivers stressing irrigators, recreationists - and potentially, critters

Rivers across Minnesota are very low because of the severe drought encompassing much of the state. That's affecting a lot of people who rely on rivers and streams for their livelihood.

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Salmon nearly roasted alive in Pacific north-west heatwave captured on video

Salmon in the Columbia River were nearly roasted to death when water temperatures rose during the Pacific north-west's record-shattering heatwave, according to a conservation group that has documented the disturbing sight.

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Floods, heat, then floods again: England is battered by wild weather

Thunderstorms in London flooded hospitals’ emergency rooms and submerged streets for the second time this month.
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Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry

Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another.

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Montana’s famed trout under threat as drought intensifies

The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs and the crush of anglers, poses long-term problems.
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Should rivers have the same rights as people?

Around the world, activists are pushing to protect their rivers by giving them legal personhood. Is this just symbolism, or can it drive lasting environmental change?
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What we know about the climate connection to the European floods

The storm that brought flooding and devastation to parts of Europe is the latest example of an extreme weather event. More are expected.
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Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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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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