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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:46 PM EDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:10 AM EDT

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big Deal

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:49 AM EDT

Bird Populations Are Under Threat, But Birdwatchers Can Help

Bird Populations Are Under Threat, But Birdwatchers Can Help

The types of birds coming through your neighborhood are probably changing, and so is the timing of their migrations. Birdwatchers noticing these differences are on the front line in figuring out how climate...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 02:59 PM EDT

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 08:35 AM EDT

1 Million Species Face Human-Caused Extinction: UN Report

1 Million Species Face Human-Caused Extinction: UN Report

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at the threat of extinction for...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 06:56 AM EDT

Why Recycling Is Becoming More Expensive in South Florida

Why Recycling Is Becoming More Expensive in South Florida

Recycling is important for Feleti Romero and her family. "We think of it as a way to help the planet," Romero said. "There's so much pollution and so much going into the ocean." They take extra steps to do it...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 08:58 AM EDT

Presidential Hopeful Inslee Wants 100% Clean Energy by 2030

Presidential Hopeful Inslee Wants 100% Clean Energy by 2030

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 08:59 PM EDT

Trump Easing Offshore Drilling Safety Rules From Deepwater

Trump Easing Offshore Drilling Safety Rules From Deepwater

The Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 01:01 PM EDT

UK Climate Panel Sets Big Goals: Less Meat, Electric Cars

UK Climate Panel Sets Big Goals: Less Meat, Electric Cars

The U.K. should eliminate almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:16 PM EDT

Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-Based Meats Rise

Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-Based Meats Rise

The Nasdaq is adding fake meat to its diet. Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, made its debut on the stock exchange Thursday. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go...

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