Amid summer of fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action

Yet another scorching summer has brought more unmistakable reminders that climate change is intensifying and altering everyday life. What will it take for leaders to finally act?
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Flood deaths in China show road risks from climate change

At least four people died in a highway tunnel in central China that flooded at the same time as a subway tunnel after eight inches of rain fell in a single hour.


Roses out, olives in: The new English garden in a time of climate crisis

Oxford Botanic Garden is 400 years old, but the climate emergency is forcing a review of what seeds it sows for the future.


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?

India on the frontline of climate change

Swathes of India are battling deadly floods and landslides after heavy monsoon rains, just the latest example of how the vast country is on the frontline of climate change.


$6.7B bill could get clean drinking water to Native American tribes

Proposed legislation calls for $6.7 billion to bring clean drinking water to Native American communities. Indigenous leaders say it's long overdue.
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Why are some Pacific lagoon corals resistant to climate change?

While there is no question that climate change is affecting coral, the level and type of impact is not uniform.


Microplastics wash out of your clothing and into the ocean. Some simple fixes could help

At five millimetres or smaller, microplastics are a growing problem in the world’s waters. They harm the food chain, showing up in plankton, the digestion systems of mammals, and seafood consumed by humans.

Some Chicagoans wary of lead pipe replacement

Mistrust of the government, fears related to immigration, and unclear messaging make the operation a hard sell in some neighborhoods.


How strengthening the PNW’s electrical grid could end up doing harm

A proposal to lay cables beneath the Columbia River is met with skepticism from an Indigenous activist and the river’s advocates.
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'Forever' chemicals could contaminate New Mexico water via fracking

A new report contended an industrial water pollutant could be in fluid used for hydraulic fracturing as the State of New Mexico made the case the chemical should be considered hazardous waste by the federal government.


Iran's problems compounded by water shortages

A prolonged drought worsened by climate change and government mismanagement has added a volatile new element to the swirl of challenges in Iran, ranging from the pandemic to U.S. sanctions.

Top US scientist on melting glaciers: ‘I’ve gone from being an ecologist to a coroner’

Diana Six, an entomologist studying beetles near Glacier national park in Montana, says the crisis has fundamentally changed her profession.


Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds

Catastrophic floods such as those that struck Europe recently could become much more frequent as a result of global heating, researchers say.

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Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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