climate

  • Coronavirus Mar 26

    Satellite Images Show Pollution Levels Dropping in U.S. Cities Amid Pandemic

    Pollution levels in China to Italy dropped dramatically after people were forced to stay home to halt the spread of the coronavirus and the United States is no different. Using data from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite, the images first posted by Pattrn, a subset of the Weather Channel, show a correlation between the decrease of nitrogen dioxide...

  • COVID-19 Mar 26

    NYC’s Coronavirus Death Toll Rises 110% in 36 Hours, Doctors Describe ERs as ‘Apocalyptic’

    As of Wednesday night, nearly 33,000 coronavirus cases had been confirmed in New York, an increase of more than 7,000 from the day before. At least 366 people have died. NBC New York’s Ray Villeda reports.

  • EPA Jan 9

    Trump Proposes Sweeping Rollback of Environmental Oversight

    In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment. Trump’s proposal calls for greatly narrowing the scope of the half-century-old National Environmental Policy Act, which was signed by President Richard...

  • New York Oct 30, 2019

    Murphy Commits New Jersey to Climate Change Resiliency Plan

    On the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey’s governor committed the state to a far-reaching plan to deal with climate change and protect itself from future storms.

  • New York Oct 29, 2019

    State of the MTA Seven Years After Superstorm Sandy

    MTA subway tunnels were badly damaged from the destructive storm, and it has taken the transit agency years just to come back from it — and their work still isn’t nearly done. NBC New York’s Andrew Siff reports.

  • weather Oct 21, 2019

    Climate Change Making Stronger El Niños, Study Finds

    Climate change is making stronger El Niños, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds. Scientists examined 33 El Niños — natural warming of equatorial Pacific that triggers weather extremes across the globe — since 1901. They found since the 1970s, El Niños have been forming farther to the west in warmer waters,...

  • America Apr 22, 2019

    DC’s Future Climate: What to Expect in the District as the Earth Gets Warmer

    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 real effects that will be apparent in the District as the Earth grows warmer.

  • weather Mar 15, 2019

    Global Student Walkout to Demand Action on Climate Change

    Hundreds of thousands of students in more than 100 countries skipped school Friday to demand action on climate change. Kids in more than 1,200 cities across the globe are protesting a failure of governments to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. The “Friday’s for Future” rallies were one of the biggest international climate change actions yet.

  • Donald Trump Dec 3, 2018

    Schwarzenegger Would Time Travel to Terminate Fossil Fuels

    Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wishes he could travel back in time like the cyborg he played in “The Terminator” so he could stop fossil fuels from being used. “If we would’ve never started in that direction and used other technology, we’d be much better off,” the actor and former California governor said Monday at the start of a U.N. climate...

  • Aug 11, 2017

    Black Niagara Falls Water Prompts Calls for Criminal Probe

    Local lawmakers are asking for a criminal investigation into the discharge of wastewater that turned the water below Niagara Falls black.

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2017

    US Already Experiencing Effects of Climate Change: Report

    A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. That’s according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal agencies. The report says extreme heat waves have become more common and extreme cold waves...

  • director Mar 29, 2017

    Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home and Abroad

    A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere, about one-fifth...

  • California Mar 17, 2017

    Alaska Sea Lion Study Gets Help From Crowdsource Volunteers

    A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don’t need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a computer screen. Fisheries researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration want them to sort through 500,000 images captured by 20 cameras at six remote...

  • Donald Trump Mar 17, 2017

    Republicans Join Democrats Against Trump’s Great Lakes Cuts

    It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican’s heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going, let them pick up the tab. That is what President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget...

  • Administrator Mar 14, 2017

    EPA Delays Chemical Storage Rule Amid Terrorism Fear

    The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, delayed the effective date of the Obama-era rule until June. Pruitt’s action late Monday came...

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