How climate crisis made my British butterfly hunt a race against time

The naturalist Stephen Moss finally achieved his aim to see all 61 of the UK's butterfly species. But those that thrive on the margins could vanish as temperatures rise.

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Climate

Ana Raquel Nunes: ‘Extreme weather reveals the fragility of people and places’

Places that used to experience infrequent heatwaves, or no heatwaves at all, are, due to climate change, seeing extreme temperatures more and more – and that could increase rapidly.

www.forbes.com
Justice

Environmental Science And Social Justice Activism Make Extraordinary Bedfellows: A Review Of ‘The World We Need.’

'The World We Need: Stories and Lessons from America’s Unsung Environmental Movement' is a gripping new anthology published by The New Press and edited by Brooklyn-based journalist Audrea Lim. It expertly shows how and why environmental science and social justice activism must work together.
www.upi.com
Climate

To prepare for future climate change, scientists turn to past 'tipping points'

To prepare for future climate change, researchers set out to investigate the "tipping points" that led to historic periods of society-altering climate change.
www.france24.com
Climate

Top scientists finalizing UN report amid extreme weather worldwide

As scientists finalize a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe have been startling.

insideclimatenews.org
Climate

Judge scales back climate scientist's case against bloggers

A Washington, D.C. judge has ruled that the conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute cannot be held responsible for an outside blogger's 2012 online attack on a prominent climate scientist.

Toxics

Arwa Mahdawi: Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations

While us plebs keep being told we have to change our habits, the masters of the universe have made it abundantly clear that they have no intention of changing theirs.

Climate

Coral reefs face disaster from climate change if we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions, report says

To save this underwater ecosystem, researchers argue, we’ll need to reduce global warming, improve local conditions and invest in restoration.
www.wbez.org
Climate

Climate scientists meet as floods, fires, droughts and heat waves batter countries

Hundreds of scientists are meeting to finalize a landmark climate report. It’s meant to guide the next decade of international climate policy, but it’s unclear if politicians will act on it.
Climate

‘Record-shattering’ heat becoming much more likely, says climate study

"Record-shattering" heatwaves, even worse than the one that recently hit north-west America, are set to become much more likely in future, according to research.

www.nytimes.com
Toxics

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.
www.nytimes.com
Biodiversity

It’s a grizzly bear survival program. For grizzly bears

In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.
news.stlpublicradio.org
Justice

Environmental groups across the St. Louis region stress unity in push for cleaner air

An event held on the banks of the Mississippi River was a symbolic step for communities in both Missouri and Illinois that routinely face similar air quality issues.
From our Newsroom

Bayer to replace glyphosate from US lawn products by 2023

'Roundup' manufacturer also sets aside $4.5B for glyphosate-related lawsuits.

Record levels of harmful particles found in Great Lakes fish

"I've been studying microplastics for a long time and this is the study that blew me away."

LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

"I get a lot of hope in talking to them about where the field can go from here."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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.

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