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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 10:04 PM EDT

MSNBC's Climate Forum: What Happened on Day 1

MSNBC's Climate Forum: What Happened on Day 1

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado worries that American democracy is not up to transitioning to a clean energy economy. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang would invest in the next generation nuclear power and propose a...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 06:13 AM EDT

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 07:28 AM EDT

How Should the Next President Deal With Climate Change?

How Should the Next President Deal With Climate Change?

Young climate change activists are trying to force global warming to the forefront of the 2020 presidential race, which has so far been dominated by other topics. While candidates have released plans to curb...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 05:37 PM EDT

Foul Smell Continues to Plague New Jersey Town

Foul Smell Continues to Plague New Jersey Town

Harvey Field in Kearny is regarded as the pride of this soccer-loving New Jersey town.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 06:50 PM EDT

Trump Bars California From Setting Stricter Fuel Standards

Trump Bars California From Setting Stricter Fuel Standards

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

An Island Imperiled: Climate Change Threatens Greenland

An Island Imperiled: Climate Change Threatens Greenland

For many scientists, Greenland is considered “ground zero” for climate change, a place where global warming’s impact is most apparent — and where the effects of rising temperatures, warming oceans and melting...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:39 AM EDT

Al Roker: We Can't Keep Ignoring Climate Change

Al Roker: We Can't Keep Ignoring Climate Change

Climate change affects everybody. It doesn't care if you're black or white, rich or poor, male or female. Climate change affects everybody, and the notion that we can ignore it is just foolhardy. We are talking...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:51 AM EDT

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows....

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 05:26 PM EDT

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

On a quiet Monday afternoon in Santa Cruz, families lounged on the beach as a few swimmers played in the waves and a lone fisherman cast his line in the water from the cliffs off in the distance. It was, by all...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:20 PM EDT

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they...

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Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina
Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina

A child has died after the boat he and seven other people were on started taking on water Friday, sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.

Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk
Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk

It’s a nightmare every New Yorker has: Walking along a city sidewalk when suddenly falling through a manhole, subway grate, cellar door — or in this case, a hole in the ground.

3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway
3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway

Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash on New Jersey's Interstate 80 that shut down traffic for hours early Friday, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic ahead of the morning rush.

Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road
Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road

A man possibly trying to escape attackers jumped out of a car and tried to run on a New Jersey street, then apparently was caught and murdered, his body left in the middle of the road, a law enforcement...

NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk
NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk

The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica...

Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD
Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD

Police shot and killed a suspect they pulled over during a traffic stop near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, the NYPD said Thursday night.