Green News

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Climate Change

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U.S. and European Oil Giants Go Different Ways on Climate Change

A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change

The story behind that Patagonia tag, and how the Trump era changed outdoor recreation

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

How climate migration will reshape America

Why This Monstrous Crater Suddenly Appeared in Russia

Earth’s Orbital Shifts May Have Triggered Ancient Global Warming

Konrad Steffen, Who Sounded Alarm on Greenland Ice, Dies at 68

Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, according to new study

Saharan Dust Cloud Arrives At The U.S. Gulf Coast, Bringing Haze

New Red Algae Are Threatening Hawaii’s Coral Reefs, Scientists Say

She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.

Science & Nature

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How woody vines do the twist

In times of ecological uncertainty, brood parasites hedge their bets

World’s Biggest Shark Has Teeth on Its Eyeballs, Scientists Discover

13-foot marine predator found inside another’s belly in shocking fossil ‘turducken’

Wolverines spotted at Mount Rainier National Park for the first time in over 100 years

America’s Love of Male Trees Could Be Why You’re Sneezing Right Now

Why the North Pole is moving faster than ever

Eavesdropping On Whales In A Quiet Ocean

Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You’ll Never Guess Where They Have Eyes

The 1st Gene-Altered Squid Has Thrilled Biologists

How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

Politics & Government

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House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis – The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis – Solving the Climate Crisis One Pagers

Trump Said Water Protections Hurt Farmers. An Earthjustice Attorney Fact-Checked Him

E.P.A. Relaxes Rules Limiting Toxic Waste From Coal Plants

How to Reverse Course on Trump’s Environmental Damage

Report: The Case for Climate Action, Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis

Biden Announces $2 Trillion Climate Plan

‘Climate Donors’ Flock to Biden to Counter Trump’s Fossil Fuel Money

Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice

Food & Agriculture

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Almonds Are Out. Dairy Is a Disaster. So What Milk Should We Drink?

The Sea Farming Sisters in Recovery

Big-Money Investors Gear Up For A Trillion-Dollar Bet On Farmland

On the Shores of Cape Cod, Where the Oyster Is Their World

What We Can Learn From Indigenous Food

Whether You’re Making a Meal or Cleaning an Oil Spill, There’s a Fungus for That

Energy & Technology

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This Tower Sucks Up Smog and Turns It Into Diamonds

Facebook Abandoned Drilling Equipment Beneath the Ocean Floor

Oil Companies Wonder If It’s Worth Looking for Oil Anymore

Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears

Decarbonization & Transportation

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How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

Why Airlines Emissions Rise Even When They Try to Cut

Environmental Justice

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Michigan to Pay $600 Million to Victims of Flint Water Crisis

Liberal, progressive — and racist? The Sierra Club faces its white-supremacist history. Webinar: How to fight for climate justice and center racial equity

After years of legal battle and a historic grassroots resistance, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have achieved a long-sought victory.

Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Cities & Infrastructure

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Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Michigan dam disaster threatens major Dow toxic-chemical Superfund site.

Sustainable Travel

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Move Over, Sustainable Travel. Regenerative Travel Has Arrived.

Want more diversity in camping? Start with the gear

Conservation & Wildlife

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The 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Finalists Are Delightfully Seal-y

Animal Populations Fell by 68% in 50 Years and It’s Getting Worse

10 more eggs have been harvested from the only 2 northern white rhinos left in the world

356 Elephants Died Suddenly. The Cause Is a Mystery.

Giant panda gives birth at the National Zoo

Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life


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Brazil Fires Burn World’s Largest Tropical Wetlands at “Unprecedented” Scale

They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?

This horrifying California wildfires map shows 109 years of destruction in 87 seconds

Flash Forest: revolutionizing reforestation with tree-planting drones

This country regrew its lost forest. Can the world learn from it?


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US COVID-19 Bailouts Gave Bonuses to Fossil Fuel CEOs While Workers and Planet Suffered

Jackson Hole: Where the Very Rich Fly to Hide

U.S. Plant-Based Meat Sales Growth Accelerates Despite COVID-19

Composting Has Been Scrapped. These New Yorkers Picked Up the Slack.

For researchers, a move to divert Covid-19 information from the CDC recalled the administrations treatment of climate science.

Will Cars Rule the Roads in Post-Pandemic New York?

New York as a Biking City? It Could Happen. And It Should.

Sustainable Fashion

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What should I do with my old clothes?

Yale – Campus News & Research

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Asphalt adds to air pollution, especially on hot, sunny days

Lighting the way for new solar fuels science

President Salovey: Caring for Our Neighbors

The Great Green Wall Status Report