UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency says.

Some seagrasses work harder than others to slow climate change

By keeping the carbon out of the atmosphere, seagrass meadows help regulate our climate system. However, a recent study of an Australian estuary found that they're not all equally good at storing carbon.


Susan Glickman: Oil companies should pay their fair share for climate change

Officials desperately need to explore new avenues both to pay for efforts to make us more resilient and to dramatically reduce dangerous carbon pollution so we don't make it worse. However, the looming question is: Will taxpayers be left with the bill?


Which wealthy country is most pessimistic on climate change?

If you're reading this, there's a fair chance that you care about climate change. But do you believe we're able to do anything to reduce it? If you live in the U.K., the answer is: probably not.


Fight against environmental racism finally gets its moment

The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.


Major COVID-related emissions drop still ‘no cause for cheer’

Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. fell 18% below last year's level in the three months ending June 15, reflecting an economy sharply hobbled by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report by research firm Rhodium Group.


Look to the skies to discover how Europe’s economy is faring

European industry may be recovering at a slower pace than some surveys suggest, according to pollution data tracked by Citigroup Inc.


2020 election: Biden-Sanders unity task force releases bold progressive agenda

A "unity" task force created by Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders has released a detailed set of policy recommendations for an incoming Biden administration, if he wins the November election.

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Big Oil flows a little bit backward

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Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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