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Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 01:47 AM EDT

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue. Josh Willis is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 12:16 AM EDT

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

One of three people, including two Temple University graduates, behind what is believed to be the biggest scam involving clean energy in American history was sentenced Friday in Philadelphia federal court. Ama...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:42 AM EDT

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 04:07 PM EDT

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

The iconic cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. are impacted by climate change. Their peak blooms have shifted five days earlier over the past century.

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 12:12 PM EDT

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. And scientists studying global warming are trying to learn why, TODAY reports. That’s why Al Roker headed to Utqiagvik, Alaska, considered ground zero for...

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 07:31 PM EDT

New Manhattan Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Approved in NY Budget

New Manhattan Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Approved in NY Budget

A statewide ban on plastic bags and groundbreaking tolls for motorists entering the busiest sections of Manhattan are coming to New York under a new state budget that takes several ambitious steps to address...

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 01:58 AM EDT

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 10:29 PM EDT

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 01:58 PM EDT

Manhattan Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Poised for Approval in Albany

Manhattan Tolls, Plastic Bag Ban Poised for Approval in Albany

New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new state budget before a...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the state Legislature are poised to have New York join California as the only states to ban single-use plastic bags.

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

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

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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...

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NJ Terror Suspect Polled Instagram Crowd on NYC Attack: Feds

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