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Thousands of UK Students Skipped School Today to Demand Action on Climate Change Thousands of UK Students Skipped School Today to Demand Action on Climate Change

Kids in the U.K. skipped school Friday—all in the name of saving the world.

The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People

The Green New Deal is no perfect solution to climate change. It’s already facing backlash from Republicans and centrists, but it’s all we’ve got right now to realistically address the existential crisis at a national level. And despite its imperfections—it lacks explicit language around ending fossil fuels, for…

EPA Wants to Remove Cancer-Linked Chemicals From Drinking Water, One Day, Maybe EPA Wants to Remove Cancer-Linked Chemicals From Drinking Water, One Day, Maybe

A number of common items—from certain pots and pans to your fast food wrapper—get their non-stick properties from synthetics substances that may increase a person’s risk of cancer. This group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively called PFAS, lack stringent federal regulation, but in 2016, the EPA made…

Appeals Court Rules Trump's Border Wall Prototypes Can Skip Environmental Oversight Appeals Court Rules Trump's Border Wall Prototypes Can Skip Environmental Oversight

President Donald Trump’s border wall is poised to create a host of environmental and ecological problems. Part of its construction in southern California near San Diego has already involved the waiver of environmental laws.

Greenland's Melt Will Drive Up Sea Levels…But Also Give Us Sand Greenland's Melt Will Drive Up Sea Levels…But Also Give Us Sand

Greenland is rapidly melting. Blame it on climate change. This is no good news, but a new paper points out an unexpected benefit as a result of all this lost ice: sand.

Concern Over Climate Change Is Rising Sharply Around the World, Survey Finds Concern Over Climate Change Is Rising Sharply Around the World, Survey Finds

Around the world, people worry about climate change. In fact, it’s seen as a top international threat and concern has “increased significantly” since 2013, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

These Award-Winning Botanical Photos Belong in Alice in Wonderland  These Award-Winning Botanical Photos Belong in Alice in Wonderland 

Some photographers like to capture people; others like to capture the stories of the botanical world, from our backyards to our gardens and wildlands. That’s the premise behind the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Award, whose winners were announced Friday.

Disruptive Oil Surveys in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge Are Being Delayed Until Next Winter Disruptive Oil Surveys in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge Are Being Delayed Until Next Winter

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska will be safe from oil and gas exploration for at least another winter.

Teen Witness Ignored During Congressional Climate Hearing Speaks Out [Updated] Teen Witness Ignored During Congressional Climate Hearing Speaks Out [Updated]

Nadia Nazar, 16, spent the last three weeks preparing her testimony for the first climate change hearing in years. As the co-founder of a youth-led climate movement, Zero Hour, Nazar was the first panelist to speak Wednesday during the congressional session’s second half. She talked about deadly floods in India, from…

AOC Just Dropped Her Green New Deal Proposal—Here's What's Inside AOC Just Dropped Her Green New Deal Proposal—Here's What's Inside

The first draft of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s hotly-anticipated Green New Deal proposal has finally arrived—and it’s demanding rapid action to confront the threat of climate change.

Key West Votes to Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs Key West Votes to Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs

Skincare aficionados and beachgoers alike may have to think twice before slathering on their favorite sunscreen if they’re headed to Key West, Florida.

Congress Just Held Its First Climate Change Hearings In Years Congress Just Held Its First Climate Change Hearings In Years

For the first time in more than eight years, members of the House Committee on Natural Resources came together to formally discuss the impacts of climate change on Wednesday.

Michigan's New Governor Issues Orders to Bring Justice to Flint Michigan's New Governor Issues Orders to Bring Justice to Flint

Rhonda Anderson has spent the last eight years feeling hopeless about environmental issues. As the regional organizer for the Sierra Club’s Detroit regional office, the environmental justice leader had little reason to feel otherwise—not under former Republican Governor Rick Snyder whose greatest legacy might be the…

'A Humanitarian Crisis': Brooklyn Jail That Left Inmates Without Heat During Extreme Cold Gets Hit With Lawsuit 'A Humanitarian Crisis': Brooklyn Jail That Left Inmates Without Heat During Extreme Cold Gets Hit With Lawsuit

The lights are finally on at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York. The federal jail had been housing some 1,654 female and male inmates with limited power—and allegedly little heat—for at least a week, including during the polar vortex-induced cold snap that delivered subzero chills to New…

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Utah Monument Trump Demolished House Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Utah Monument Trump Demolished

When President Donald Trump shrunk the Bears Ears National Monument in December 2017, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) didn’t yet have a seat in Congress. But the issue was personal to her then—and it remains personal today.

January Was Officially Australia's Hottest Month Ever January Was Officially Australia's Hottest Month Ever

Australia had an intense January, complete with heat waves, wildfires, jelly invasions, and seriously sweaty nights. So it comes as no surprise to learn that January 2019 was officially the country’s hottest month ever recorded.

The Polar Vortex Just Set a Flurry of Low-Temperature Records The Polar Vortex Just Set a Flurry of Low-Temperature Records

The polar vortex has shown no mercy this week. Heaters are on full blast. Ski masks have surfaced from that drawer of random gear. Fingers and noses are in pain. It sucks here in New York City, but that’s nothing compared to the Midwest, where temperatures have been shattering records across the board.

These Elephant Seals Are the Only Winners of the Government Shutdown These Elephant Seals Are the Only Winners of the Government Shutdown

A northern California beach has been invaded by strange creatures. They awkwardly waddle with their long, slinky noses hung high. About 60 of them have been lounging on the sandy shores of the Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco with their mini-mes. These aren’t any ordinary beasts—they’re elephant seals.

As Soon as 2025, Climate Change Could Cause More Birth Defects in the US As Soon as 2025, Climate Change Could Cause More Birth Defects in the US

Looks like climate change may be breaking hearts in the near future. Literally.

Smog Is So Bad in Bangkok That Hundreds of Schools Are Closed for the Week Smog Is So Bad in Bangkok That Hundreds of Schools Are Closed for the Week

While hundreds of schools in the American Midwest are shut down due to freezing temperatures, hundreds in another part of the world are facing closures for a different reason entirely: air pollution.

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