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Some Ecological Damage from Trump's Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired

The jagged granite peaks of Arizona’s Tinajas Altas Mountains, reminiscent of the Iron Throne in the television series Game of Thrones, are almost insurmountable to humans. But bighorn sheep have long climbed through them with ease—until their path was blocked Read more…


Earth Has Lost 28 Trillion Tons of Ice since the Mid-1990s

The world’s frozen places are shrinking—and they’re disappearing at faster rates as time goes by. In the 1990s, the world was losing around 800 billion metric tons of ice each year. Today, that number has risen to around 1.2 trillion Read more…


Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

Many Americans fill up a glass of water from their faucet without worrying whether it might be dangerous. But the crisis of lead-tainted water in Flint, Mich., showed that safe, potable tap water is not a given in this country. Read more…


Five Things in Biden's Climate Day Orders That Flew Under the Radar

President Biden launched one of the strongest climate policy platforms in U.S. history with a series of executive orders yesterday. The moves made addressing climate change a national priority on par with battling the pandemic and revitalizing the economy. “It’s Read more…


The Real Cost of Planting Trees

In Senegal’s Siné-Saloum and Casamance deltas, green seedlings poke through the water’s surface, standing on end like string beans reaching to the sky. There, in spindly clusters and lines, is the next generation of mangroves: six native species selected, seed Read more…


Hurricanes Are Hitting Maximum Strength Closer to Land

Hurricanes are evolving as the world warms—and they’re changing in alarming ways. They’re getting stronger and are strengthening faster. In some places, they’re moving more slowly and dumping more rain. And now, scientists have discovered, they’re creeping closer to coastlines Read more…


Amanda Gorman's Climate Poem Says Act 'Now, Now, Now'

Amanda Gorman captured the world’s attention with her passionate delivery of her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. For most viewers, this was probably the moment Gorman burst upon their consciousness. So, readers may be intrigued Read more…


EPA Races to Draft Interim Vehicle Standards for CO2

President Biden’s EPA is expected to draft interim auto emissions standards based on an agreement last year between California and five car companies, according to sources following the matter. EPA is poised to unveil the interim standards and notify the Read more…


Home Sales Need Better Disclosure of Flood Risk, Experts Say

An expert federal panel has added its voice to the growing campaign for laws requiring homebuyers to be informed about a property’s flood history, calling current disclosure practices “not adequate.” A Federal Emergency Management Agency advisory panel says in a Read more…

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