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Scientists in the Arctic's 'ice factory' found a worrying sign of climate change

For 40 days last fall, an expedition collected samples that confirm the thaw of the Arctic’s mysterious subsea permafrost.
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Man allowed to stay in France because pollution could kill him

A French court overturned a man's deportation order after acknowledging the air in Bangladesh could fatally worsen his asthma. The decision is likely the first of its kind.

The climate scientist who is demystifying extreme weather

Daniel Swain studies climate change at UCLA, and is dedicated to helping us understand our warming planet.

Trump's environmental rollbacks are racist. Here's how Biden can overturn them immediately.

With Joe Biden heading to the White House, the fossil fuel industry is preparing for a fight.


COVID-19 is a symptom of a planet that's been pushed past a tipping point

The pandemic could signal that we've passed a series of civilizational tipping points that will usher in a new era of ecological emergencies.
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Women are more at risk due to the pandemic and climate crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are two of the world's most urgent issues but while they affect everyone, they also disproportionately impact women and those living in poverty.


Canada is falling behind on confronting environmental racism

Many First Nations and non-white communities have been the dumping sites for industry. But environmental advocates say Canadians are struggling to empathize.

Theoretical physicists say 90% chance of societal collapse within several decades

Deforestation and rampant resource use is likely to trigger the 'irreversible collapse' of human civilization unless we rapidly change course.

Siberia’s heat wave triggered an Arctic sea ice melt

An alarming situation is unfolding just north of Siberia's shores: sea ice is crashing in a region that scientists consider to be the ice factory of the Arctic.

This map shows which U.S. homes will flood over next 30 years due to climate change

Millions of Americans have no idea they're living in a flood zone. Now you can look up every property in the U.S. and see the flood risk for yourself.

Fearing a post-COVID baby boom, Indonesia is making a lot of noise about contraception. Literally.

Amid a substantial drop in the use of birth control since the onset of the pandemic, Indonesian authorities are taking to the streets to remind people to use contraceptives.

Coronavirus could cause plastic pollution and a recycling crisis

As oil prices rapidly drop, recycling centres remain shut and plastic personal protective equipment becomes biohazard waste, the pandemic could worsen the already serious plastic pollution problem.

Republicans are planning to use coronavirus to gut renewable energy

Conservative groups aligned with the oil industry hope to block any aid for the solar and wind industries, which have been decimated by the pandemic.

Cancer Alley has some of the highest coronavirus death rates in the US

As predominately Black communities in the polluted areas along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Baton Rouge face heightened risks from COVID-19, the EPA has suspended enforcement of the environmental rules designed to protect them.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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