Ocean acidification affecting California mussels

A UC San Diego researcher says an increasingly acidic ocean is having an impact on shellfish that live in the nearshore environment.

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Is climate change impacting fish along the NC coast?

Twenty scientists from 13 institutes around the world now report that 2020 brought the highest ocean temperatures since 1955.


Rising costs of U.S. flood damage linked to climate change

Increased precipitation resulting partially from climate change has caused an additional $2.5 billion a year in U.S. flood damage, according to a new study that pinpoints the effect of changing weather on the cost of natural disasters.


At least 40 wells found contaminated with above-standard levels of PFAS on French Island

At least 40 wells that provide drinking water for residents on a North Side island in La Crosse were found to be contaminated with PFAS that are above recommended standards.


Climate change issues proposed again in Florida Senate

An effort is back in the Florida Senate to permanently set up a statewide office to consider climate change impacts, as environmentalists wait for a new chief resiliency officer to be appointed.


Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park

Floodplains around Australia's largest national park are undergoing a visible transformation as rising sea levels push saltwater further from the coast into its freshwater river systems.


As world’s deltas sink, rising seas are far from only culprit

Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role. Scientists say that more sustainable development policies can help blunt the impacts of rising seas.

A river used to run through it: how New Mexico handles a dwindling Rio Grande

The Rio Grande used to flow freely, but now in Las Cruces, humans, fish and plants are vying for water in the arid landscape.


Clothes fibres make up half of plastic in Arctic Ocean

Polyester fibres account for more than half the microplastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean, according to a study that reveals how washing synthetic clothing is contaminating the remotest seas.

Sunlight powers portable, inexpensive systems to produce drinking water

Two thirds of the global population will have problems accessing fresh water by 2025, and removing salt and contaminants from the oceans and groundwater is one way to slake humanity's thirst.

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Extreme droughts may hit 2X as many people by century's end

Global land area and the number of people suffering from the effects of extreme drought could more than double by the late 21st century, experts warn.

More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth's land and oceans

A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.


Using SUPs to deliver a plastic-free future

Using their paddleboards to share the beauty of Bermuda's coastline, Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton are educating youth on the pollution that's washing up on its shores and the damage being done to the ocean, and empowering them to create solutions for change.


Nigeria cattle crisis: How drought and urbanization led to deadly land grabs.

The death toll of animals and humans is mounting as herders seeking dwindling reserves of pasture clash with farmers

Qatar’s rising sea level problem

Coastal sea levels around Qatar could rise by up to 3 metres by 2021, according to the sea level rise projection map by earth.org.

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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

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"People in communities with fracking are fearful about the exposures they're facing from the industry."

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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