Join NBC in celebrating Earth Week, April 19 to 25, and in aiming for #NoFoodWasted.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 02:39 PM EDT

Usher, Common to Perform at DC Earth Day Rally

Usher, Common to Perform at DC Earth Day Rally

Usher, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Common and Train are scheduled to headline an Earth Day rally and concert on the National Mall, hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:16 AM EDT

Fire Crews Staff Up Early in Parched California

Fire Crews Staff Up Early in Parched California

In a reflection of California's bone-dry conditions after four years of drought, fire agencies along the state's central and southern coasts are ramping up staffing levels well before they normally do.

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 02:58 PM EDT

Pope Francis Urges Action on Climate Change

Pope Francis Urges Action on Climate Change

As the world grapples with combating climate change, one world leader aiming to influence the outcome might come as a surprise. Pope Francis. The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics not only...

Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM EDT

Throwing Used Hotel Soap Through a Grinder to Save Lives

Throwing Used Hotel Soap Through a Grinder to Save Lives

An organization with facilities in Florida, Las Vegas and Hong Kong is collecting used bars of soap from more than 4,000 hotels, recycling them into fresh soap and delivering the supplies to people in need...

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 08:04 PM EDT

Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study

Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study

A new study has found that more fish may be the answer to saving coral reefs, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 01:13 PM EDT

Obama Cites Malia's Asthma in Climate Change Debate

Obama Cites Malia's Asthma in Climate Change Debate

President Barack Obama says his memory of the fear over his daughter's preschool asthma attacks brings home the debate over climate change. Obama says he knows firsthand how scary it can be to have a child...

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 02:05 PM EDT

Past, Present Images Reveal Impact of California's Drought

Past, Present Images Reveal Impact of California's Drought

Dramatic images illustrate the severity of California's drought with past and recent images from around the state, now in its fourth consecutive dry year.

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 09:41 AM EDT

5 Key Things to Know About California's Drought

 5 Key Things to Know About California's Drought

The stubborn drought gripping California is dragging into a fourth year, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown this week to call for mandatory cutbacks in water use across the state. The drastic action marked the...

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 10:39 PM EDT

Calif. Sets Water Use Targets Amid Record Low Savings

Calif. Sets Water Use Targets Amid Record Low Savings

California cities face mandatory targets to slash water use as much as 35 percent while regulators warn voluntary conservation hasn't been enough in the face of a devastating drought. Underlining their...

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 02:34 PM EDT

SoCal Desalination Plant to Be Largest in Western Hemisphere

SoCal Desalination Plant to Be Largest in Western Hemisphere

A Southern California desalination plant set to open this fall will be the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the only water supply in San Diego not dependent on rainfall or a snowpack.