Biden pollution pledge called 'game changer' as world leaders unite at virtual climate summit

Saying the world must "overcome the existential crisis of our time," U.S. President Joe Biden announced a new goal of cutting U.S. greenhouse gas pollution by 50-52% by 2030 as he kicked off a virtual global summit on climate change with dozens of other world leaders.

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El vaquero colombiano que protege a los jaguares

Los vaqueros colombianos intentan proteger su ganado de los jaguares, matando a los grandes felinos amenazados. Un vaquero quiere demostrar, sin embargo, que la coexistencia pacífica es posible.

Net zero emissions ten years later than Apple, promises HP

HP says that it will halve its 2019 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but doesn't plan to hit net zero until 10 years later, in 2040.

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Expediciones Científicas: La conservación de una pequeña área protegida en el mar de México

En un nuevo episodio de #ExpedicionesCientíficas, el oceanógrafo nos muestra cómo sus investigaciones han contribuido a conservar los océanos. Estas son imágenes de sus expediciones bajo el agua.


Noxious neighbors: The EPA knows tanks holding heavy fuels emit harmful chemicals. Why are Americans still at risk?

The EPA has been aware for more than a decade that companies are underreporting emissions, using equations developed by the petroleum industry that are often wrong.


Ben Shapiro mocked for saying 4C of global warming not an ‘emergency’

In a recent clip from The Ben Shapiro Show shared on Twitter, the commentator discussed the decision of Scientific American to begin using the phrase "climate emergency" over "climate change."


This wild-looking domed house is made out of dirt by a giant 3D printer

These 645-square-foot domed buildings were printed in Italy over the course of 200 hours.

North Carolina ghost forests grow due to sea level rise

Dead. Pale. Devoid of limbs. No, not the stars of horror stories, but families of trees sprawled across America's East Coast that are being swallowed by swarms of salty ocean water.


Planting with purpose at Urban Tilth

How Doria Robinson, the force behind the community-focused urban farm, transformed a 'food desert' into verdant farms, gardens, and open spaces in Richmond, California.


Saudi Arabia aims for 50% renewable energy by 2030, backs huge tree planting initiative

Saudi Arabia will generate 50% of its energy from renewables by 2030 and plant 10 billion trees in coming decades, its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced.


Pollution Shrinking Human Penises, Warns Scientist

Count Down, a new book by environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Dr. Shanna Swan, ties the use of industrial chemicals in everyday products to smaller penises, erectile dysfunction, and lower sperm counts. What do you think?
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Activistas griegas cantan y bailan contra el fracking

En Grecia, las empresas petroleras buscan yacimientos de crudo y gas, incluso en zonas protegidas. Sin embargo, el país debe cumplir con los requisitos de la UE y pasar a las energías renovables.

How bad for the climate is bingeing Netflix?

One hour of streaming Netflix creates emissions equivalent to driving a car for a quarter of a mile, the company says.

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Lead detected in 80% of Allegheny County, Pa., water systems: Report

"There is no safe level of lead in drinking water and this report amplifies the need for health protective action levels."

Earth Day 2021: Looking back at an unprecedented year for the planet

As we honor Earth today, let's remember how much she's been through lately.

LISTEN: Abrania Marrero on dietary colonialism in Puerto Rico

"Shifts in the agricultural priorities of the island has ... political, cultural, and, ultimately, nutritional implications."

The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

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.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

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