Megan McLaughlin

Ian ravaged one of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S.

Hurricane Ian’s path of destruction cut through some of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, pulverizing communities whose populations have doubled and tripled in recent decades during a period of deceptive atmospheric calm.

China’s heat waves show its climate adaptation plans have a way to go

While China has increasingly focused on carbon mitigation efforts over the last decade, the country is just beginning to seriously tackle the equally difficult question of adapting to the effects of climate change.

Feeling overwhelmed about going all-electric at home? Here’s how to get started

You can’t completely banish fossil fuels from your home in one fell swoop, but some achievable plays are within reach.

In decision to list wolves as endangered, Martha Williams confronts past

As the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Martha Williams is reviewing whether the hunting rules she helped foster adequately protect wolves.

Hospitals in coastal cities risk flooding even in ‘weak’ hurricanes, study finds

In a third of the 78 cities examined on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, half or more of hospitals were at risk from a Category 2 storm, the researchers said.

Climate change is linked to the spread of viruses like monkeypox, experts say

Researchers say diseases that spread between humans and animals will become increasingly commonplace as human expansion into previously uninhabited areas intensifies.

In the ocean’s twilight zone, a fish that could feed the world – or destroy it

Lanternfish, the Earth’s most abundant vertebrates, may be the ultimate food source. But will catching them ruin the climate?

Light displays around Irish coast highlight sea-level rise due to climate change

Light shows at coastal locations around the country will highlight where rising sea levels will reach with unabated climate change.
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The Monongahela river in Pittsburgh

Chemicals linked to birth defects are being dumped in Pittsburgh’s rivers: Report

Chemicals linked to cancer and developmental harm are also released in large quantities into the city’s three rivers.

Chemical recycling grows  along with concerns of its impacts

Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

Universities are failing us

Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

Peter Dykstra: The good news that gets buried by the bad

Peter Dykstra: The good news that gets buried by the bad

On the environment beat, maybe it’s right that the bad news dominates. But the good news is out there, too.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

environmental justice

LISTEN: Ashley Gripper on growing food to fight systemic oppression

“They never felt more resilient, more confident, more grounded in terms of their mental health, than they did when they were growing food.”