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To fulfil the Paris Agreement we need a circular economy
Temperature analysis shows UN goals ‘within reach’
Deep Frozen Arctic Microbes Are Waking Up
Birds Sing to Their Eggs, and This Song Might Help Their Babies Survive Climate Change
U.S. Officially Leaving Paris Climate Agreement
‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find
Siberia Burned. Arctic Ice Shrank. This Was the World’s Hottest September Ever
After Wildfires Stop Burning, a Danger in the Drinking Water
We’ve run out of hurricane names. What happens now?
Every Place Has Its Own Climate Risk. What Is It Where You Live?
New Zealand makes climate reporting compulsory
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
Nature Can Be as Engaging as Video Games — How to Help Kids Fall in Love With the Outdoors
The Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico Collapses
Pannotia: A supercontinent on trial
We knew platypuses were in credible. Now we know they glow under a blacklight
How a Human Cousin Adapted to a Changing Climate
Yes, You Can Learn to Speak the Language of Plants
This gorgeous songbird is half male, half female
There have been multiple sightings of a hairy, venomous caterpillar in Virginia
Fat Bear Week 2020 crowns its big winner
Mushrooms, the Last Survivors
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
Recycling in America Is a Mess. A New Bill Could Clean It Up
Biden, in a Burst of Climate Orders, Rejoins the Paris Agreement
U.S. Army releases new Installations Strategy
Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Relief Deal
In Last Rush, Trump Grants Mining and Energy Firms Access to Public Lands
Biden Plans To Nominate Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm As Energy Secretary
Biden To Name Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Chief, As Domestic Climate Coordinator
Biden Picks Michael Regan, North Carolina Environment Chief, to Head E.P.A.
Black farmers, civil rights advocates seething over Vilsack pick
New York’s $226 Billion Pension Fund Is Dropping Fossil Fuel Stocks
Climate activists ramp up pressure on Biden with protest outside Democratic headquarters
9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment
What Voters in Battleground States Think About Climate Change
Biden Pledges Ambitious Climate Action. Here’s What He Could Actually Do.
The Trump Administration Is
Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental
Rules. Here’s the Full List.
Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks climate change is happening
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
Locust Swarms Threaten Parts Of East Africa
How the Peach Came to Georgia: Science, globalization, race, and the tangled history of a famous fruit
A kelp-based burger may be the most sustainable option yet
SingleThread has been hailed as the pinnacle of farm-to-table dining. But what happens when the farm is under assault by climate change?
The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World
Maryiza sells Ethiopian honey that promotes biodiversity and deliciousness alike.
We Need a Secretary of Food
Cutting Greenhouse Gases From Food Production Is Urgent, Scientists Say
Re-Gen-Ale: the first traceably sourced beer to address climate change using Indigo Carbon
Net loss: the high price of salmon farming
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
Peak Oil Is Suddenly Upon Us
Alaska’s Controversial Pebble Mine Fails to Win Critical Permit, Likely Killing It
Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout
Two Dead Satellites Could’ve Collided Last Night. Thankfully, They Didn’t
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
Could Apple be working on an electric car?
The Low-Carbon Jet Fuel Market Is Cleared for Take-Off
350PPM Pathways for Florida
Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035
The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule
How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly
Why Airlines Emissions Rise Even When They Try to Cut
Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism
Michigan to Pay $600 Million to Victims of Flint Water Crisis
Liberal, progressive — and racist? The Sierra Club faces its white-supremacist history.
350.org 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.
The Built Environment, Cities & Infrastructure
Amsterdam Is Embracing a Radical New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Also Replace Capitalism?
Central Park Is Alive With The Sound Of Music, Thanks To A Site-Specific App
30 Years After Reunification, Old German-German Border Is a Green Oasis
Climate change poses a growing threat to hundreds of hazardous waste Superfund sites
Wasteful, Damaging and Outmoded: Is It Time to Stop Building Skyscrapers?
As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood
A Climate Center on Governors Island? Could Be a Game Changer
This Southern Town Was Growing So Fast, It Passed a Ban on Growth
Supporting a greener future in Europe
Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage
Michigan dam disaster threatens major Dow toxic-chemical Superfund site.
Business, Innovation, & Corporate Social Responsibility
The North Face Eyes Regenerative Cotton for Fall 2022. Who’s Next?
Mastercard Joins Net-Zero Climate Club With Audacious 2050 Goal
PepsiCo says it will reach net-zero emissions by 2040
Hedge fund billionaire Chris Hohn: ‘Asset management industry is a joke’ on climate change
Prince William launches £50million Earthshot Prize
Inside the JPMorgan Trading Desk the U.S. Called a Crime Ring
Move Over, Sustainable Travel. Regenerative Travel Has Arrived.
Want more diversity in camping? Start with the gear
Conservation & Wildlife
A Kenyan Ecologist’s Crusade to Save Her Country’s Wildlife
The Last Two Northern White Rhinos On Earth – What will we lose when Najin and Fatu die?
How You Can Help Count and Conserve Native Bees
These are our best animal photos of 2020
One of America’s quietest places, and the valiant effort to keep it that way
The Best Live Animal Feeds From Around the World
Cronutt the sea lion, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope a pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.
The 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Finalists Are Delightfully Seal-y
Thousands of dying birds out West could reveal an even bigger environmental tragedy
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
SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere
The Social Life of Forests
How AI Can Help Save Forests
Fast-Growing Mini-Forests Spring up in Europe to Aid Climate
New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.
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?
Hawaii’s Beaches Are Disappearing
These Items in Your Home Are Harming America’s Sea Animals
In ‘Lobster War,’ Indigenous Canadians Face Attacks by Fishermen
Mysterious mass die-off on Russia’s eastern coast has scientists searching for answers
There’s 14 million metric tons of microplastics sitting on the seafloor, study finds
America’s newest water safety challenge is something you’ve never heard of
FDA must do more to regulate thousands of chemicals added to your food
A Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illness Is Brewing in the Northeast
The Virus, the Bats, and Us
Unleashing the Blue Economy for economic recovery and resilience in the Eastern Caribbean
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 Design, Recycling & Products
The MyPlasticDiary app helps users track where their plastic comes from, so that they are better able to cut down on its use
Apple Is Cutting Out an Obvious Source of E-Waste
Why “Biodegradable” Isn’t What You Think
Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You
Can We Make Recycling Work?
Why Bioplastics Will Not Solve the World’s Plastics Problem
What should I do with my old clothes?
Yale – Campus News & Research
Ancient Earth may have birthed islands of life
Sloan survey gives Yale astronomers an eye in the sky
Understanding COVID-19: How Vaccines Work with Your Immune System
Electronic Waste on the Decline, New Study Finds
Yale launches the Planetary Solutions Project
Yale Achieves Gold Sustainability Rating
Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin Colleges Receive LEED Gold Certification
Introducing the Yale Sustainability Data Hub
Yale committee to propose new fossil fuel investment principles
A Vision for Yale: Science for Breakthroughs – Planetary solutions, including climate change and evolutionary response
How ‘green chemistry’ could have a big part to play in the future
New YSPH Report Raises Concerns About Climate Change and Health in Connecticut
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