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February 26, 2024 at 4:30 PM

UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

Talks to shape global environmental policy started on Monday in Nairobi, where governments, civil society groups, scientists and the private sector met to plan collective environmental action
February 26, 2024 at 4:30 PM
February 14, 2024 at 10:31 PM

Why ice did not form in the Great Lakes this winter season

The Great Lakes is seeing record-low levels of ice during a time of year when ice cover is supposed to be at its peak, according to the latest measurements.
February 14, 2024 at 10:31 PM
Why ice did not form in the Great Lakes this winter season
February 14, 2024 at 8:27 PM

Locust outbreaks could get worse as global temperatures continue to climb, scientists say

Locust outbreaks, often used in media to signify an upcoming apocalypse, could worsen as global temperatures continue to climb, according to new research.
February 14, 2024 at 8:27 PM
Far-reaching locust outbreaks tied to climate change, scientists say
February 14, 2024 at 5:43 PM

How fossil fuel emissions add to the climate emergency

The increase in greenhouse gas emissions from human activity has thrown off the Earth’s natural balance, leading to global warming and climate change, experts say.
February 14, 2024 at 5:43 PM
How fossil fuel emissions add to the climate emergency
February 14, 2024 at 5:42 PM

New Mexico legislators seek cleaner transportation fuels, would follow West Coast's lead

New Mexico’s Legislature has approved a bill aimed at reducing pollution from cars and trucks by creating financial incentives for transportation fuel producers and importers to lower the carbon intensity of their products
February 14, 2024 at 5:42 PM
February 13, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Climate change and loss of sea ice putting polar bears at risk of starvation, collar cameras show

What is a day in the life of an Alaskan polar bear like? Researchers recently found out after strapping collar cameras to several bears.
February 13, 2024 at 7:33 PM
What scientists learned after strapping a collar camera to polar bears
February 9, 2024 at 2:56 AM

January was the warmest one on record: Report

Climate scientists say last month was the warmest January on record globally and the eighth consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.
February 9, 2024 at 2:56 AM
January was the warmest one on record: Report
February 8, 2024 at 9:51 PM

The Great Lakes have barely any ice due to warm winter temperatures

The upper Midwest has experienced some of the nation’s strongest winter warming trends, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
February 8, 2024 at 9:51 PM
The Great Lakes have barely any ice due to warm winter temperatures
February 8, 2024 at 9:40 PM

Chelsea Clinton puts the spotlight on climate change

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton brings awareness to a variety of community-driven solutions to make the planet better for future generations.
February 8, 2024 at 9:40 PM
Chelsea Clinton puts the spotlight on climate change
February 8, 2024 at 7:12 PM

January was the warmest month on record: Scientists

The average surface air temperature on Earth in January was 55.65 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new report from Copernicus.
February 8, 2024 at 7:12 PM
January was the warmest month on record: Scientists
February 8, 2024 at 6:33 PM

Last month was the warmest January on record. NASA expert explains how new technology will investigate the remarkable warming trend.

Last month's global temperatures led to the warmest January on record, continuing in the pattern of eight consecutive hottest months on record, according to scientists.
February 8, 2024 at 6:33 PM
Earth has just seen its hottest 8 months on record, but why is it happening?
February 8, 2024 at 5:29 PM

NASA launches tool to help track global warming

NASA is launching a tool that could help scientists better understand climate change.
February 8, 2024 at 5:29 PM
NASA launches tool to help track global warming
February 6, 2024 at 3:18 AM

How climate change contributes to atmospheric rivers

The California coast is currently getting pummeled with heavy rain from atmospheric rivers.
February 6, 2024 at 3:18 AM
How climate change contributes to atmospheric rivers
February 5, 2024 at 11:22 PM

How climate change contributes to the atmospheric rivers slamming the West Coast

Climate change and a strong El Niño could both play a role in the intensity of impacts that atmospheric rivers bring when they hit the West Coast.
February 5, 2024 at 11:22 PM
What is climate change's role in the atmospheric rivers slamming the West Coast?
February 5, 2024 at 7:28 PM

Study of sea sponges lead scientists to believe Earth has already passed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming

Earth may have already passed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming and be soon heading for 2 degrees, researchers have found.
February 5, 2024 at 7:28 PM
What the study of sea sponges have led scientists to believe about climate change
February 5, 2024 at 7:27 PM

Sea sponges lead scientists to believe Earth surpassed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming

The sea sponge, called sclerosponge, is a long-lived species that records chemical changes in its calcium carbonate skeleton, according to a paper published Monday.
February 5, 2024 at 7:27 PM
Sea sponges lead scientists to believe Earth surpassed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming
February 2, 2024 at 8:38 AM

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau takes an 'Optimist' approach to climate change

The "Game of Thrones" star talks about his new series "An Optimist’s Guide to the Planet," where he travels the world in search of hopeful solutions to environmental issues.
February 2, 2024 at 8:38 AM
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau takes an 'Optimist' approach to climate change
1 month ago

'Game of Thrones' actor talks about taking an 'optimistic' view on climate change

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about his new show, "An Optimist’s Guide to The Planet."
1 month ago
'Game of Thrones' actor talks about taking an 'optimistic' view on climate change
1 month ago

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on optimism toward climate change: 'We have the solutions'

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau about "An Optimist’s Guide to The Planet," where he meets those on the front lines fighting against climate change.
1 month ago
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on optimism toward climate change: 'We have the solutions'
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Global warming could increase risk of human-elephant conflict, researchers say

Elephants have experienced vast population declines in recent years.
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Global warming could increase risk of human-elephant conflict, researchers say
1 month ago

Global warming could increase risk of human-elephant conflict, researchers say

Risks for conflict between elephants and humans could increase in the future due to climate change and other human-caused environmental factors, according to a new study.
1 month ago
Global warming could increase risk of human-elephant conflict, researchers say
1 month ago

Climate change forces African migrants into dangerous treks by sea, desert

Rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and other climate issues have left more Africans in poverty. But those who look to leave are also hit with dangers.
1 month ago
Climate change forces African migrants into dangerous treks by sea, desert
1 month ago

North America experienced an unprecedented 'hot drought' in the last century, new research shows

Western North America has experienced an unprecedented "hot drought" over the last century, especially over the last two decades, according to new research.
1 month ago
These US regions have displayed the hottest conditions over last 500 years
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'Hot drought' seen with increasing frequency in Western North America: Study

Research shows the last two decades have been the warmest in the last 500 years.
1 month ago
'Hot drought' seen with increasing frequency in Western North America: Study
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Climate change impact on winter sports

ABC News' chief climate correspondent explains the impact on millions of winter sports enthusiasts as temperatures increase due to climate change, with snow and ice patterns also changing.
1 month ago
Climate change impact on winter sports
1 month ago

Extreme wave in Marshall Islands highlights dangers of climate change, experts say

A series of extreme waves that wreaked havoc on a U.S. military base in the Marshall Islands could be indicative of more dangerous coastal behavior to come.
1 month ago
Extreme waves that hit Marshall Islands highlight dangers of climate change
1 month ago

Why cold air outbreaks are still happening amid global warming

It may seem counterintuitive, but global warming is responsible for the extreme cold the majority of the United States is currently experiencing.
1 month ago
Why cold air outbreaks are still happening amid global warming
2 months ago

US saw a historic number of billion-dollar disasters in 2023: NOAA

Last year proved to be one of the costliest in the U.S. due to extreme weather disasters, according to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report.
2 months ago
This is how many billion-dollar disasters happened in 2023
2 months ago

2023 is officially the hottest year on record as global temperatures close in on warming limit: Copernicus report

2023 is now officially the hottest year on record, beating the previous record set in 2016 by a large margin, according to Copernicus, Europe's climate change service.
2 months ago
2023 is officially the hottest year on record, beating 2016 record: Copernicus report
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2023 was the year of record heat temperatures

Humans have just experienced what will go down as the hottest year in recorded history -- so far -- as the planet experienced heating at an unprecedented pace.
2 months ago
These were the heat records broken in 2023
2 months ago

Shining through the dark: Inside new solar-powered hubs in New Orleans

ABC News' Morgan Norwood meets a pastor in New Orleans who is helping local residents find safe havens during rolling blackouts through an initiative called Project Lighthouse.
2 months ago
Shining through the dark: Inside new solar-powered hubs in New Orleans
2 months ago

Landmark deal made at UN climate talks

Nearly 200 nations agreed to “transition away” from fossil fuels at the COP28 summit.
2 months ago
Landmark deal made at UN climate talks
2 months ago

Historic climate agreement in Dubai

The 2023 COP28 climate talks ended in a historic deal to transition away from fossil fuels worldwide, and countries are being called to contribute to the global shift.
2 months ago
Historic climate agreement in Dubai
2 months ago

By the Numbers: COP28

A look at the numbers behind the COP28 summit in Dubai as the conference goes into overtime in attempt to reach a fossil fuel deal.
2 months ago
By the Numbers: COP28
3 months ago

What’s killing the birds? Part 2: Scientists sound the alarm

As more research shows that plastics are showing up inside birds and other animals, concerns grow about the potential impact on humans.
3 months ago
What’s killing the birds? Part 2: Scientists sound the alarm
3 months ago

What’s killing the birds? Part 1: Scientists find a disturbing eco trend

Researchers studying the flesh footed shearwater off the Australian coast are finding hundreds of plastic particles inside the birds.
3 months ago
What’s killing the birds? Part 1: Scientists find a disturbing eco trend
3 months ago

Invasive flower threatens livelihoods of farmers, fishermen in war-torn Syria

The water hyacinth, nicknamed the Nile flower, is choking off the only natural water source in northwestern Syria's war-torn Idlib province.
3 months ago
This invasive flower is threatening the livelihoods of farmers, fishermen
3 months ago

COP-28 climate conference address global warming

The president of the COP28 and the environmental defense fund declared a deal that aims to reduce methane emissions over the next five years.
3 months ago
COP-28 climate conference address global warming
3 months ago

How the US, oil industry plans to drastically cut methane emissions at the forefront of COP28

The U.S. government and the oil industry have announced plans to drastically reduce emissions of methane, one of the most dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.
3 months ago
How the US, oil industry plans to drastically cut methane emissions
3 months ago

By the Numbers: COP28 climate conference

A look at the numbers on global climate change as world leaders, scientists, and environmental advocates head to COP28 in Dubai to discuss the best ways to combat climate change in the years ahead.
3 months ago
By the Numbers: COP28 climate conference
3 months ago

2023 set to be hottest year on record: United Nations

There may still be an entire month to go in 2023 but the United Nations has announced on Thursday that 2023 is set to be the warmest on record.
3 months ago
2023 set to be hottest year on record: United Nations
3 months ago

COP28 summit to look at progress on climate goals

COP28 will be the first global stocktake on progress made for goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.
3 months ago
COP28 summit to look at progress on climate goals
3 months ago

Why it matters what happens at COP28, the UN climate conference being held in Dubai

The most important discussions around climate change are set to begin in the United Arab Emirates
3 months ago
Why people should pay attention to what's happening at COP28, the climate conference
3 months ago

New Jersey ghost forest exposes climate change threat

ABC News' Ginger Zee travels to New Jersey's Atlantic White Cedar forest, where salt water from rising sea levels has encroached on freshwater estuaries.
3 months ago
New Jersey ghost forest exposes climate change threat
3 months ago

Climate change could soon make these staple Thanksgiving dishes more scarce

Thanksgiving could soon become another victim of climate change as rising temperatures threaten the abundance and quality of ingredients.
3 months ago
Climate change could soon make these staple Thanksgiving dishes more scarce
3 months ago

How climate change could impact Thanksgiving foods and traditions

Decreasing yields and increasing prices could change the way our tables look around the holidays.
3 months ago
How climate change could impact Thanksgiving foods and traditions
3 months ago

Gulf Coast residents grapple with home insurers as climate disasters worsen

Climate change is making insuring property more costly and difficult in areas prone to disasters like hurricanes.
3 months ago
Gulf Coast residents grapple with home insurers as climate disasters worsen
3 months ago

Disaster Uninsured

Natural disasters are intensifying, causing more damage and costing more money. ABC News looks at the insurance industry’s mass exodus from high-risk states and how it's impacting homeowners.
3 months ago
Disaster Uninsured
3 months ago

Heat-related deaths for older adults could increase by 370% through mid-century if climate warms 2 degrees Celsius

Heat-related deaths of adults over 65 have increased by 85% since the 1990s, the study says.
3 months ago
Why heat-related deaths for older adults could rise by 370% through mid-century
3 months ago

White House climate change report shows devastating findings

The report shows the U.S. has been hit with a record-breaking $25 billion in disaster damages this year.
3 months ago
White House climate change report shows devastating findings