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Environmental activists have lambasted a plan by the Indonesian government to use bricks made from coal ash as building blocks for coral transplant projects.

Poverty and climate change weigh heavily on the lives of many people in El Salvador. Droughts, floods and storms frequently destroy livelihoods. The organization CESTA works to ensure a more sustainable future.

The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather.

Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” and the UK needs to be prepared for more extreme weather due to the climate crisis, according to the business secretary, as more than 30,000 homes remain without power.

With west coast salmon populations withering, these researchers are heading for the Great Lakes.

Some scientists suspect Venus was once much like Earth, with a liquid water ocean like the ones that support life on our planet. So what happened?

Santa Ana’s industrial water pollution issue is once again spilling into the spotlight, as sheet metal workers take action against their factory over safety complaints and water contamination that’s exceeded allowable levels under the Clean Water Act for years.

An 11th hour attempt has been launched to try to halt plans by Shell to explore for oil in vital whale breeding grounds along the Wild Coast of eastern South Africa.

To visualize the hellishness of the climate crisis in 2021, look no further than General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, wrapped in fire-resistant foil to protect the legendary giant sequoia from flames burning a path of destruction through the Sierra Nevada.

The global shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to cut the pollution created by the world's merchant fleet. The effort to reduce ship emissions isn't going well.

Informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are making investments and using research and design to build a healthier future in rural and remote areas.

The forecasts were dire. An alert system existed. But action came so ‘very, very late’ that a former provincial flood official says there needs to be an independent investigation.

This year, the oxygen-deprived “dead zone” that plagues the Chesapeake Bay every summer was much larger than in 2020, but similar in size with those of other recent years.

Here’s what I’ve learned being up close and personal with the debate.

Internal government documents show Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia worked in opposition to proposed regulations to crack down on contaminated wastewater from coal mines.

An environmental advocacy group says it has found concerning levels of "forever chemicals" in the Winooski River just downstream from the polluted Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington.

A troubling report finds that one third of sharks are threatened with extinction. How did the team perform this analysis during the pandemic?
As rainfall events become more intense and frequent, fertilizers applied to Midwestern farmland washes away, contaminating waterways near and far.
Parts of the Arctic could become dominated by rain rather than snow during certain seasons by 2060 or 2070, according to new findings published in the journal Nature, particularly if the Earth continues to warm at its current rate.
Washed-out roads and destroyed bridges are just some of the devastation afflicting residents of the western province and could signal what climate change will bring in the future.

The speeding up of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current could have wide-ranging consequences across the globe.

British Columbia, devastated by wildfires last summer, is now coping with severe flooding — both dramatic examples of the impact of climate change.

La Niña has developed for the second consecutive year and is expected to last into early 2022, but the World Meteorological Organisation says it will not have a direct impact on climate change.

Emphasizing uncertainty in model projections of long-term sea level rise is a misguided approach. Instead, we should focus on communicating what we do know while improving model confidence.

The mayor of a small town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland says it's time to have serious conversations about the impact of changing weather on communities like his, after another night of heavy rain.

A new study projects how climate change will affect the oceans, and protected areas in particular. The scientists used a series of different warming scenarios to determine how climate change might alter the oceans.

Rain will replace snow as the Arctic’s most common precipitation as the climate crisis heats up the planet’s northern ice cap, according to research.

The supply chain is facing major blockages, and container ships are heaping pollution into communities near the congested ports. The biggest offenders are, unsurprisingly, the world's biggest retailers.

Increase in frequency of back-to-back storms tied to little success in reducing greenhouse gases.

Predominately Black and brown communities are five times more likely than the general population to live within half a mile of a toxic site that could flood by 2050.

WIRED sat down with climate scientist Kate Ricke to talk about the allure and potential pitfalls of geoengineering, what makes it so politically perilous, and how scientists can make sense of it—for the good of humanity and the planet.

The USGS wants to better understand how aquifers are being used and the impact of saltwater intrusion, agency scientists said.

In recent decades, the snow season has shrunk by a month, according to one estimate, while snow levels have moved upward by 1,200 feet, according to another.

The failure of California’s “Rigs to Reefs” program, an effort to transform oil platforms into underwater artificial reefs, stands as a cautionary tale to those who have called for a drilling ban.

Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous.