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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:17 AM EDT

Supersized Solar Farms Sprout Around the World

Supersized Solar Farms Sprout Around the World

Power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms, with a collection of more than 5 million photovoltaic panels in southern Egypt set to be globe's largest, NBC News reported. The $4 billion...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 08:28 AM EDT

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

German automaker Daimler will stop selling its all-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars in the United States and Canada, according to a company spokesman. The company will stop selling Smart in the two countries...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:34 PM EDT

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 09:04 AM EDT

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Exposure to UVB radiation from the sun causes non-melanoma skin cancer and is linked to increased risk of melanoma development, according to the National Cancer Institute. People with fair skin or who are...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 07:05 AM EDT

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery

Due to climate change, storms will likely hit the Chesapeake Bay watershed more often and drop more rain and snow, a serious danger to go with rising seas and rising temperatures. The increased precipitation...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 07:24 PM EDT

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found. Usually...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 08:11 AM EDT

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

From trading recyclable items for transportation passes to requiring all public buses be electric, countries are thinking of creative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change continues to threaten...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 08:40 PM EDT

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute. But even more concrete are the...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 06:13 PM EDT

Calif. Earth Day Protesters Scale Universal Studios Globe

Calif. Earth Day Protesters Scale Universal Studios Globe

A pair of protesters scaled the globe at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Monday, waving green flags to call attention on Earth Day to a "climate emergency." The two apparently had affixed themselves to...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 08:17 AM EDT

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate...

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Victim Identified, New Details Revealed in Subway Attack
Victim Identified, New Details Revealed in Subway Attack

Police have identified the man seen in a horrific video being attacked on the subway, and are now working to find him in the hopes he will lead them to the attackers

Ex-NYPD Detective and Wife Plead Guilty in Prostitution Ring
Ex-NYPD Detective and Wife Plead Guilty in Prostitution Ring

A retired Vice detective in the NYPD and his wife have pleaded guilty to running a prostitution and gambling ring that also ensnared seven current officers within the department

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Subways Delayed at Rush Hour Due to Serial Brake-Puller: MTA

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Speaker Pelosi Says Trump Is Engaged in a 'Cover-Up'
Speaker Pelosi Says Trump Is Engaged in a 'Cover-Up'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is engaged in a cover-up as he and his administration have blocked Congress from obtaining testimony and documents for their...

NJ Terror Suspect Polled Instagram Crowd on NYC Attack: Feds
NJ Terror Suspect Polled Instagram Crowd on NYC Attack: Feds

A 20-year-old New Jersey man who allegedly sent money abroad to Hamas militants in an effort to support the terror group also spoke of bombing Trump Tower and attacking the Israeli Consulate in New York,...