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Billions of tons of valuable polymetallic nodules are dozing on the Pacific Ocean floor southeast of Hawaii, a key potential source of materials for making EV batteries.

Waters are warming faster than the global average.

The temperatures of the deep ocean may be warming at a slower pace, but a new study suggests that climate change will have a stronger impact on life in the deep sea. 

Two months of the Coronavirus lockdown have done what successive governments could not do in 25 years with over Rs 5,000 crore at their disposa l- clean up the Yamuna river.

The mountainous star coral off Great Harbour caught researchers attention after a searing 2015 bleaching event hit reefs across the islands. As water temperatures on Mermaid Reef soared above 91 degrees, the coral survived.

Rising from the Ashes, from Trout Unlimited, follows the scientists studying the summer steelhead resurgence in Washington's Elwha River.

Since 2019, a humanitarian crisis has been unfolding directly across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas. The pandemic has made food delivery considerably more complicated.

Florida is trying to figure out the daunting prospect of asking residents to evacuate for their safety during a storm after asking them to stay at home for the coronavirus.
Nonprofits are sending fewer volunteers. Local emergency managers risk being overwhelmed. FEMA is trying “virtual” assistance. And hurricane season starts June 1.
Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.

A coalition of more than 5,000 villagers and a provincial government has built a legal challenge against the world's most productive battery nickel plant.

Because of increasing rates of sea level rise fueled by global warming, the remaining 5,800 square miles of Louisiana's coastal wetlands in the Mississippi River delta will disappear.

John Davis lost all his belongings in the March 2019 flood, which he attributed to climate change. Heavy precipitation is a symptom of a changing climate. Warmer air temperatures hold greater volumes of moisture, leading to severe rain and snow storms.

Midland County residents with wells who live in flood-affected areas are asked to test their well water before using it.

Global warming increases the probability that we'll be drinking arsenic, especially if we live in Asia.

Alberta’s Official Opposition Leader Rachel Notley called this week’s decision ‘utterly idiotic’

Let's visit a city of 600,000 that, until a few days ago, I didn't know existed.

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The coronavirus complicated response to the disastrous flood that swallowed a series of small communities in mid-Michigan when an ageing dam broke.

The abundance of microplastic pollution in the oceans is likely to have been vastly underestimated, according to research that suggests there are at least double the number of particles as previously thought.

A new world map highlights possible hot spots of arsenic contamination in groundwater.
This year’s season is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, which makes relief strategies like group shelters risky.
A keen ear could hear the theme of global warming starting to swell in popular music all across the dial in the last two decades as global temperatures started to rise.
Engineers say most dams in the United States, designed decades ago, are unsuited to a warmer world and stronger storms.

Study authors say local communities are able to enforce restrictions because they feel a sense of ownership.

The pandemic has temporarily collapsed the price of illegal abalone. But when the market returns, poaching is likely to get even worse.

Some 600 indigenous people have seen their crops die due to the expansion of agribusiness in the state of Pará, Brazil.

"Okay, let’s work it out," the Russian President said after discussing how to transport more seafood from the Far East with the help of Rosatom’s nuclear-powered container carrier.

Texas' coastal marshes absorb large quantities of climate-warming carbon dioxide. The Texas Coastal Exchange lets individuals and companies offset their carbon emissions by paying landowners to preserve these marshes.

Hungry bumblebees can make plants flower up to a month earlier than usual by cutting holes in their leaves, which may help them adapt to climate change.

Aging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.

Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major ongoing global crisis. Researchers estimate that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year.

Despite the global plunge in oil prices, a major pipeline that would carry oil 900 miles across East Africa is moving ahead.

Floodwaters surged toward Midland, Mich., and one of the nation’s most extensive toxic cleanup sites, raising concerns of a wider environmental fallout from the dam disaster.

Navajo Nation president and residents want to use federal COVID-19 funds on water infrastructure. Is that allowed?