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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 04:25 PM EDT
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By Nina Lin

Students Strike for Climate Change in Over 100 Countries

Students from Australia to the United States coordinated "school strikes" to...View gallery

  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • New York City
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:11 AM EDT

NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline to Protect City From Storms

NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline to Protect City From Storms

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet.

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 07:14 PM EDT

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough...

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 06:47 AM EDT

Republican Climate Change Believers Seek Green New Deal Sub

Republican Climate Change Believers Seek Green New Deal Sub

Republicans have trashed the Green New Deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a renewable energy economy — as unrealistic, unaffordable and ill-conceive...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 10:14 PM EST

Mexico Says At Most Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain

Mexico Says At Most Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain

Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 01:39 PM EST

School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 12:11 PM EST

After Years of Promise, Battery Cars About to Go Mainstream

After Years of Promise, Battery Cars About to Go Mainstream

For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change. The electric cars under the lights at the Geneva Internati...

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 08:57 PM EST

Consumer Goods Companies Preparing for Climate Change Impact

Consumer Goods Companies Preparing for Climate Change Impact

Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products — from soaps to sodas — are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation, according to a report published Monday. The survey of 16...

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 04:10 PM EST

Sen. Feinstein Debates Children Over Climate Change

Sen. Feinstein Debates Children Over Climate Change

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media. The 15-minute...

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 11:46 AM EST

Toxic Red Tide Appears to Have Faded From Florida's Waters

Toxic Red Tide Appears to Have Faded From Florida's Waters

Florida's coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released Wednesday says the toxic algae were no...

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