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May 24

Rio de Janeiro bay reforestation shows mangroves' power to mitigate climate disasters

At the rear of Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, thousands of mangroves rise as tall as 13 feet, or about 4 meters, from a previously deforested area
May 24
A fisherman manages fishing nets in Guanabara Bay near a recovered mangrove forest, in the Guapimirim environmental protection area on Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Four years ago, the Mar Urbano NGO planted 30,000 mangrove trees in the deforested area, that today reach up to 4 meters high. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
May 24

Why a renowned photographer transitioned from fashion to document climate change

Enzo Barracco was a fashion photographer before his nature exhibitions.
May 24
Images that former fashion photographer Enzo Barracco took in Antarctica and the Galapagos Island are displayed among the merchandise at Prada's New York flagship in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood.
May 22

How extreme heat will disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities

Hot areas are only going to get hotter; extreme heat will expand across regions.
May 22
Children play and cool off at a splash park in downtown Houston, Texas, on June 15, 2023.
May 21

UN maritime tribunal says countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution

A U.N. tribunal on maritime law has found that countries are legally required to reduce greenhouse gas pollution
May 21
Judge Albert Hoffmann from South Africa, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), opens a session of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, issues a legal opinion on measures to protect the oceans from climate change, in Hamburg, Germany, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found Tuesday that carbon emissions qualify as marine pollution and countries must take steps to mitigate and adapt to their adverse effects. It was the first of three cases in which advisory opinions are being sought from international courts about climate change.( Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
May 20

Mental health awareness: The effect of climate change

ABC News' chief climate correspondent explains how climate change can impact your mental health.
May 20
VIDEO: Mental health awareness: The effect of climate change
May 18

Climate activists protest by glueing themselves at Munich airport

Six climate activists have broken through a security fence at Munich airport and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, temporarily shutting down flights
May 18
Climate activists lie on a access road for runways at the Munich airport, Germany, Saturday, May 18, 2024. German officials and local media reported say authorities closed down Munich airport temporarily after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the German news agency dpa on Saturday. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
May 02

WNBA star-turned-kelp farmer fights climate change locally

Sue Wicks traded in her sneakers for waders when she became an oyster farmer at 50. Now, she is adding sugar kelp to her farm to help promote biodiversity and improve water quality in Moriches Bay.
May 02
VIDEO: WNBA star-turned-kelp farmer fights climate change locally
May 17

Why climate migration in Brazil is a global issue

The force of climate migration comes in many forms.
May 17
View of the mud-covered Sao Jose neighbourhood following the devastating floods, in Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, May 16, 2024.
May 15

As Zambia schools take on climate change, one teen is spreading the word in sign language

Bridget Chanda is intent on helping educate Zambia’s deaf community about climate change
May 15
Elizabeth Motale, right, a climate agriculture expert, prepares for a climate change lesson at Chileshe Chepela Special School, as Bridget Chanda takes up her position in front of the class so she can be able to serve as a sign language interpreter before a lesson in Kasama, Zambia, Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Chanda is intent on helping educate Zambia’s deaf community about climate change. As the southern African nation has suffered from more frequent extreme weather, including its current severe drought, it’s prompted the Zambian government to include more climate change education in its school curriculum. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 15

DeSantis signs Florida bill making climate change a lesser state priority

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill making climate change a lesser priority under state law and banning offshore wind turbines near the state's long coastline
May 15
FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Governor's Day luncheon, Feb. 8, 2024, in Tampa, Fla. Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed Wednesday, May 15 by Gov. DeSantis, which also bans power-generating wind turbines offshore or near the state's lengthy coastlines. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 14

2023 saw the warmest summer in 2000 years: Climate experts

With high heats, experts are calling for "urgent action to reduce carbon emissions" after a recent study.
May 14
2023 saw the warmest summer in 2000 years: Climate experts
May 14

How scientists discovered summer 2023 was the hottest season in 2,000 years on Earth

Scientists looked to tree rings for historical climate data over millennia.
May 14
Children play in hot weather at a mist fountain at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 11, 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa.
May 13

Vermont bill wants to charge big oil for climate change damage, here's how 

Gov. Phil Scott will consider signing Vermont's Climate Superfund Act.
May 13
A small tractor clears water from a business as flood waters block a street, July 12, 2023, in Barre, Vt.
April 27

3 vulnerable communities in US were severely impacted by climate change

Disenfranchised communities are at the most risk from climate change.
April 27
Flooded strawberry fields in Pajaro, Calif., March 15, 2023, from a levee breach on the Pajaro River.
April 29

Power of US: ABC News Earth Week coverage

The collective power of the masses can move the needle on climate change.
April 29
May 01

Go behind the scenes with Ginger Zee and the ‘GMA’ climate team

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and her team show you what it takes to produce an Earth Day special.
May 01
VIDEO: Go behind the scenes with Ginger Zee and the ‘GMA’ climate team
April 26

Arbor Day 2024: How to plant the best tree to combat climate change

Arbor Day was first celebrated on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska.
April 26
This ancient Oak tree, a local natural landmark, is located on John's Island, just outside of Charleston, S.C.
April 26

The Power of US: Could eFuels help bridge the gap between gas and electric cars?

Advocates say eFuels could make cars that are already on the road greener.
April 26
A customer pumps gas at a gas station in Hercules, Calif., March 14, 2024.
April 27

How vulnerable communities are at higher risk during climate disasters

Residents in some places across the U.S. often don’t understand emergency alerts because the instructions are not in their native languages.
April 27
Residents in some places across the U.S. often don’t understand emergency alerts because the instructions are not in their native languages.
April 26

The Power of Us: Restoring trees to needed communities

The Arbor Day Foundation has been helping restore hundreds of trees to locations that were affected by severe storms.
April 26
VIDEO: The Power of Us: Restoring trees to needed communities
April 26

Controversial methods to cool Earth gain traction as global temps skyrocket

Different types of solar geoengineering are seeing a push for more research.
April 26
ABC News Chief Meteorologist and Chief Climate Correspondent Ginger Zee joins Make Sunsets founders Luke Iseman and Andrew Song for a balloon launch in San Jose, California.
April 25

The Power of Us: People, Climate and Our Future

ABC News' Ginger Zee shows us how coming together can slow climate change, from inside Earthships in New Mexico to California to see controversial new technologies that could cool the Earth.
April 25
VIDEO: The Power of Us: People, Climate and Our Future
April 25

The Power of Us: Can we intentionally cool the Earth?

ABC News' Ginger Zee looks at controversial methods to cool the Earth – like reflecting sunlight – that are gaining support as global temperatures continue to rise.
April 25
VIDEO: The Power of Us: Can we intentionally cool the Earth?
April 25

EPA limits 4 types of power plant pollution with sweeping rulemaking

Power plants account for more than one-quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
April 25
In this undated file photo, steam and pollution rise on a cold day at the Arapaho Station Coal Power Plant, a coal fired power plant along the Platte River in Littleton, just outside Denver, Colorado.
April 24

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April 25

Planting trees to combat climate change on Arbor Day

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, they celebrate by planting and distributing over 10 million trees each year.
April 25
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, they celebrate by planting and distributing over 10 million of trees each year.
April 25

In climate change fight, power of cork seen by scientists as the star

"It’s a product that answers all the challenges we have as a society."
April 25
Thousands of pieces of cork are collected before being processed at a Portuguese factory.
April 25

A look into the secret life of plastic exports

An ABC News investigation involving hidden tracking devices follows three plastic bags dropped at Walmart recycling bins in the U.S. all the way to controversial plastic facilities in Southeast Asia.
April 25
VIDEO: Trashed: The secret life of plastic exports
April 23

Michelin North America President and CEO talks sustainability efforts

ABC News contributor Rocsi Diaz talks with Michelin president and CEO Alexis Garcin about sustainability initiatives and goals set at the sustainability summit, courtesy of sponsor Michelin.
April 23
VIDEO: Michelin's president and CEO talks sustainability efforts
April 21

Corporations struggle on climate amid backlash over 'woke capitalism,' experts say

"The pushback has been fierce and severe," an environmental advocate said.
April 21
Cooling towers at Marathon Refinery in Carson, Calif., on April 3, 2024.
April 23

How ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee explains climate change to her kids

Zee shares how she talks about saving the Earth with her two sons.
April 23
Show coverage of "Good Morning America" Monday, June 19, 2023 on ABC.
April 22

Earth Day 2024 report card: Experts address America's climate change action

Experts on decarbonizing, subsidizing and depoliticizing the climate crisis.
April 22
Planet Earth is seen in this GOES 12 satellite image taken on March 16, 2010 6:45 AM EDT.
April 23

The secret life of plastic exports

ABC News investigates where thousands of plastic bags that are earmarked to be recycled really end up.
April 23
VIDEO: The secret life of plastic exports
April 23

Are lab-grown diamonds as sustainable as advertised?

Over 60% of lab-grown diamonds are produced in China and India.
April 23
Lab-grown diamonds arranged at the Diam Concept laboratory in Paris, France, Thursday, March 16, 2023.
April 22

Expert addresses America's climate change action

Dr. Brian Henning, director of the Gonzaga University Institute for Climate, Water and the Environment, discusses America's recent climate change action.
April 22
Dr. Brian Henning, director of the Gonzaga University Institute for Climate, Water and the Environment, discusses America's recent climate change action.
April 22

Tips for going zero waste

Sarah Paiji Yoo, CEO of eco-friendly cleaning Blueland, talks about ways to shop zero waste in the grocery store from the produce to the cleaning products section.
April 22
VIDEO: Tips for going zero waste
April 22

How an 'Earthship' can reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Ginger Zee pays a visit to New Mexico, where more than 100 "Earthships" are built into the Earth, aren't connected to water or electricity, and utilize recycled materials for their structures.
April 22
VIDEO: How an 'Earthship' can reduce greenhouse gas emissions
April 22

New Earthship helps foster more sustainable way of life

More than 100 sustainable homes, also known as “living vessels,” are built into the earth in Taos, New Mexico, and are not connected to any water or electricity.
April 22
VIDEO: New ‘earthship’ helps foster a more sustainable way of life
April 22

Kids News Now: Earth Day Edition

ABC News' Danny New asked our team of kid correspondents to weigh in with their thoughts on the planet we all share.
April 22
VIDEO: Kids News Now: Earth Day Edition
April 21

Earth Day volunteers help clean up the planet

As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day, we meet some of the volunteers helping to clean up the planet, starting with the Great Lakes.
April 21
VIDEO: Earth Day volunteers help clean up the planet
April 21

The Power of Us: Plastic-free school lunch

The Power of Us: ABC News' chief climate correspondent explains how some schools are going plastic-free at lunch.
April 21
VIDEO: The Power of Us: Plastic-free school lunch
April 21

Climate advocates want to solve their 'biggest problem' in the US: Turning out voters

ABC News embedded with an environmental group canvassing in Pittsburgh.
April 21
ABC News' MaryAlice Parks speaks with Emily Church about her canvassing efforts in Pittsburgh, PA.
April 21

Climate advocates look to make progress this election year with better voter turnout

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks talks to environmental advocates trying to gain voting power.
April 21
VIDEO: Climate advocates look to make progress this election year with better voter turnout
April 20

Data centers fuel AI and crypto but could threaten climate, experts say

Data centers' energy usage is expected to soar in the coming years, experts say.
April 20
A Google logo at a data center exhibition ahead of the ceremonial opening of the Google Cloud data center in Hanau, Germany, Oct. 6, 2023.
April 18

ER visits for heat illness rose in 2023 amid record temperatures, CDC report finds

Some U.S. regions saw the highest rate of heat-related ER visits since 2018.
April 18
People spend time near a fountain during extreme heat wave in New York, July 27, 2023.
April 16

Bill Weir talks climate change solutions and what keeps him hopeful

Journalist Bill Weir sheds light on innovative solutions tackling the effects of climate change and his book, “Life As We Know It Can Be.”
April 16
VIDEO: Bill Weir talks climate change solutions and what keeps him hopeful
April 15

4th mass coral reef bleaching event threatens world's oceans: NOAA

Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15
Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15

4th global coral reef bleaching event underway as oceans continue to warm: NOAA

Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15
Underwater photo of bleached corals on a coral reef in the Maldives.
April 10

Climate change threatens loon population, new study shows

Increased rainfall and decline in water clarity hurts loon reproductive success.
April 10
In this June 2020 photo, breeding male and female loons feed tiny fish to their chicks, which are 3-5 days old, on Muskellunge Lake in Lincoln County, Wis.
April 08

How to help combat rising global temperatures as Earth breaks more records

There are simple things people can do to help combat global warming.
April 08
Joggers run along the Tidal Basin on March 14, 2024 in Washington, DC.