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Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest

There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…

Fat Endangered Parrots Finally Boning

It’s been the summer of love for kakapo parrots in New Zealand. Some of the most endangered birds on the planet spent the summer down under getting busy, and conservation scientists report that a record-long birth season has helped bolster the bird’s numbers.

NYC Just Passed a World-First Law to Tackle Its Biggest Source of Climate Pollution NYC Just Passed a World-First Law to Tackle Its Biggest Source of Climate Pollution

“Decarbonize the buildings” may be among the least sexy phrases ever written. But it’s a wildly important thing to do if cities are to have any hope of addressing climate change.

Microsoft Pats Itself on Back For Some Pretty Weak Climate Pledges Microsoft Pats Itself on Back For Some Pretty Weak Climate Pledges

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced some major updates to its sustainability commitments. The company said it would double its internal price on carbon emissions, meaning it will charge itself more for its emissions from operations, buildings, and data centers, and join a group advocating for a national carbon tax and…

Momentum Builds for Green New Deal Plans as Maine's Bill Gets a Powerful Endorsement Momentum Builds for Green New Deal Plans as Maine's Bill Gets a Powerful Endorsement

State-level Green New Deal legislation continues to break new ground. Last week, it was the teens getting involved. This week, it’s workers’ unions.

The Struggle Is Real For America's First Climate Change Candidate The Struggle Is Real For America's First Climate Change Candidate

Everyone running president seems to have their Thing. Elizabeth Warren has detailed policy proposals. Bernie Sanders has Medicare-for-all and a suite of progressive ideals. Beto O’Rourke has standing on tables. Then there’s Jay Inslee.

Extinction Rebellion Protesters Kick Off a Week of Global Climate Action by Shutting Down London Extinction Rebellion Protesters Kick Off a Week of Global Climate Action by Shutting Down London

Protesting climate change and treating it like it’s an emergency, isn’t just for children. On Monday, thousands of protesters around the world took to the streets as part of a wave of coordinated action led by climate activism organization Extinction Rebellion. The most visible protests took place in London where…

American Museum of Natural History Event Honoring Brazil’s Rainforest-Hating President Sparks Uproar [UPDATED] American Museum of Natural History Event Honoring Brazil’s Rainforest-Hating President Sparks Uproar [UPDATED]

A museum dedicated to conserving nature and Brazil’s far right wing president intent on opening the Amazon rainforest to mining, logging, and fossil fuel exploration while kicking indigenous groups off their land may seem like odd bedfellows. And yet New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is slated to…

Washington State Commits to Running Entirely on Clean Energy by 2045 Washington State Commits to Running Entirely on Clean Energy by 2045

If you’re depressed by the climate politics of Washington, D.C., may I suggest checking out the other Washington. On Thursday, the state legislature officially passed one of the most ambitious clean energy bills in the nation.

Minnesota Introduces Bold New Climate Change Bill Crafted by Teens Minnesota Introduces Bold New Climate Change Bill Crafted by Teens

Everyone always looks to California for climate action, but don’t sleep on the Midwest. On Thursday, Minnesota legislators introduced a sweeping new bill modeled after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.

New Climate Analysis Shows How Badly Boomers Screwed Their Grandchildren New Climate Analysis Shows How Badly Boomers Screwed Their Grandchildren

Climate change is one the greatest intergenerational injustices. Decades of profligate carbon emissions by older generations have conscripted their children and grandchildren to a hotter, more dangerous world. And the inaction of adults has ensured the world will need radical system change to avert the worst impacts…

The Forecast for the Midwest's Next Giant Storm Just Got Way Worse The Forecast for the Midwest's Next Giant Storm Just Got Way Worse

Well, that escalated quickly. Less than a day after calling for a half foot of snow and gusty winds to hit a portion of the Midwest this week, the National Weather Service has vastly upped its forecast.

The Alps Are on Track to Lose at Least Half Their Glacier Ice This Century The Alps Are on Track to Lose at Least Half Their Glacier Ice This Century

Ice. It’s melting. And new findings focused on the Alps show it’s going to keep disappearing at an alarming rate even if we cut emissions.

The Race to Save the Most Endangered Conifer in America The Race to Save the Most Endangered Conifer in America

TORREYA STATE PARK, FLORIDA—Religious scholars have long debated where Noah constructed his floating zoo made of “gopher wood” (Genesis 6:14) and what tree the ark’s gopher wood even came from. Some residents in the Florida Panhandle have an unlikely answer. The place in question is, well, there, and the tree in…

Flooded Parts of the Midwest Could Be Hit With Major Snow This Week

I regret to inform you that winter is not, in fact, over. A powerful storm is set to spin up in the Midwest this week. And if you’re getting deja vu looking at the weather map up top, you’re not alone.

Netflix’s Our Planet Delivers Thrills, But Something's Missing Netflix’s Our Planet Delivers Thrills, But Something's Missing

In the opening episode of Our Planet, Netflix’s new nature documentary, there’s a scene where a glacier tumbling down from the Greenland ice sheet begins to cough up chunks of ice. Zoomed in aerial footage, overhead shots, and a water-level view all set against detonating cracks show cliffs collapse and shards of…

The US Hasn't Been This Wet in Years The US Hasn't Been This Wet in Years

The U.S. drought map hasn’t looked this boring in a while. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Lower 48 appears to be experiencing less severe drought than any time in the past 19 years of record keeping.

The First Meeting of the House ‘Climate Crisis’ Committee Did Not Go So Well The First Meeting of the House ‘Climate Crisis’ Committee Did Not Go So Well

After months of build up, the new House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held its first hearing on Thursday. The witnesses were all young adults who will live with the choices members of Congress, and indeed policymakers around the world, make today for the rest of their lives.

Watch Five Cheetahs Take Down a Wildebeest in a Heart-Pounding Exclusive Clip From Our Planet

The premise of Our Planet, Netflix’s new nature documentary, is to include humans in the story of Earth. It’s a radically simple concept, and one that makes sense given our increasingly major role in shaping the natural world. But at the end of the day, any David Attenborough-voiced documentary worth its salt better…

Climate Change Unleashes Giant Wave of Landslides on Canadian Island Climate Change Unleashes Giant Wave of Landslides on Canadian Island

As temperatures climb in the Arctic, the landscape is becoming unsettled. Literally.

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