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Many of the wells are releasing methane, a greenhouse gas containing about 86 times the climate-warming power of carbon dioxide over two decades. Some are leaking chemicals such as benzene, a known carcinogen, into fields and groundwater.

A new study found a less than 1 percent probability that a growing imbalance between the amount of energy Earth absorbs and what it emits out occurred naturally.

LA-based Arc Boat company announces $4.25m seed fund to start work on 475-horsepower craft.

The move from the Canadian college comes as Vermont rolls out PFAS testing in the cross-border lake.

As a college student, writer Julia Rosen spent a summer on Alaska's Taku Glacier, which kept growing for decades in spite of warming temperatures. Now, she reckons with its uncertain fate.

Farmers wait, desperate for rain, in a prolonged season of extremely dry conditions across central Canada where both provincial and federal government have intervened with emergency adaptation measures.

Waasekom is on a mission to raise awareness about climate change.

Ontario Treaty 3 First Nation says agreement with Ottawa just 'first step' in getting 'mercury justice.'

Photographs taken recently by Whatcom County residents show dramatic changes on Mount Baker, illustrating the effects of both weather and climate change.

Droughts, wildfires and other extreme events fueled by climate change have put grid operators in the Western U.S. under pressure.

Rainfall, storms, grasshoppers, wildfires, drought. We've got 'em all right now, folks, in biblical proportions. And yet climate change is still stuck back in the action queue.

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Smoke from across the Canadian border is seeping into Minnesota. Officials warn unhealthy air quality will persist until next week, fueling concerns over possible health impacts.
Gretchen Daily is a pioneer in the field known as “natural capital.” Using science and software, she shows stakeholders why it benefits everyone to prioritize conservation.

If the skies were to darken, seas swell and economies crumble, where would be the best place to ride out global civilizational collapse?

A new law in Maine clarifying that legal cases alleging damage or injury from PFAS can be filed up to six years after the harm was or could reasonably have been discovered may have ramifications outside the state, attorneys said.

German chemical company Bayer A.G. announced Thursday that it would replace the herbicide glyphosate from all lawn and garden products sold in the United States by 2023.

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President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.

The electric vehicle boom is driving a surge in demand for metals needed for batteries and other components. Some companies say the solution lies in mining the deep oceans. Scientists say that could irreversibly damage a vast, largely pristine ecosystem.

The push is to get rid of the garbage as fast as possible, even if that means not following the niceties of recycling regulations.
Tracing the impact on the environment from shipping any of these goods is tricky to do.

Days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters.

The drought in Northern California is severe, and the risk of fires remains high. But winemakers are trying to adapt to climate change.
Power companies are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.
In East Africa, the snows that normally blanket Mt Kilimanjaro throughout the year are rapidly disappearing. For people and wildlife living near Africa's tallest mountain, that's causing a host of unexpected and increasingly existential changes.
From California to Oregon, a tiny insect is transforming forests with a little help from climate change.

Rising sea levels as a result of the melting of the polar ice caps promises to further extend the reach of giant waves smashing towards coastal settlements in the aftermath of quakes.

FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell's first trip out West since being confirmed in April reinforced her view that the agency must tackle climate change's influence on disasters, such as wildfires and droughts.

A new Yale study suggests that aerosols in the atmosphere may be temporarily holding down ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific.

Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population was covered by heat warnings or advisories issued by the National Weather Service on Thursday, as sweltering temperatures stretched in a band of misery that included parts of 20 states from Washington to Florida.

There's been about two degrees Fahrenheit of warming so far worldwide. That may sound like a small number, but scientists say it's enough to make extreme weather events much more common.

Canada should have been prepared for a pandemic, but was not. Similarly, our leaders are failing to heed scientists on climate change.

Britain has become wetter and warmer as a result of climate change, with the country's 10 hottest years in more than a century occurring since 2002, a report by leading meteorologists says.

What happens in India may seem a far-off concern, but it has spurred protests in Chicago and is shaping the climate here.
Capital Region Water has multiple green infrastructure in place across the city, including rain gardens, green parks, and has plans to develop more.