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October 25, 2020, 1:01 AM

Green cement: Startup aims to solve construction's carbon emissions problem

A near-zero carbon alternative to cement.
October 25, 2020, 1:01 AM
Green cement: Startup aims to solve construction's carbon emissions problem
October 23, 2020, 4:24 AM

'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action

ABC's Ginger Zee breaks down the science behind climate change and why experts are calling for the climate change debate to move beyond settled science and focus on action.
October 23, 2020, 4:24 AM
'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action
October 23, 2020, 2:30 AM

Experts call for climate change debate to move beyond settled science and focus on action

Climate change will be one of the topics discusses in the last presidential debate of 2020, but climate scientists say they already agree on what and why it's happening.
October 23, 2020, 2:30 AM
Experts call for climate change debate to move beyond science, focus on action
October 16, 2020, 4:21 AM

'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: The quality of water is changing

Ginger Zee examines the impact of sea level rise on the quality of our water.
October 16, 2020, 4:21 AM
'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: The quality of water is changing
October 8, 2020, 11:12 PM

Climate change: Fact vs. fiction at vice presidential debate

ABC News senior meteorologist Ginger Zee breaks down the climate change headlines from the vice presidential debate.
October 8, 2020, 11:12 PM
Climate change: Fact vs. fiction at vice presidential debate
October 8, 2020, 10:42 AM

Prince William, David Attenborough launch 'Earthshot' award

Prince William has joined forces with renowned British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough to launch a new environmental prize that they hope will drive a “decade of change.”
October 8, 2020, 10:42 AM
Prince William, David Attenborough launch 'Earthshot' award
October 7, 2020, 5:27 PM

'Wake up': Climate activist Nakate challenges world leaders

Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate has challenged world leaders to “wake up” and recognize climate change as a crisis
October 7, 2020, 5:27 PM
1 month ago

'It’s Not Too Late': Climate change at the presidential debate

ABC News’ Ginger Zee breaks down the facts from the first climate change question in more than a decade at Tuesday’s presidential debate.
1 month ago
'It’s Not Too Late': Climate change at the presidential debate
1 month ago

How climate change affects wildfires, like those in the West, and makes them worse

The consequences climate scientists have long been warning about are coming to fruition in the increased intensity of natural disasters around the globe.
1 month ago
Climate change doesn't cause wildfires, but here's why it's making them worse
1 month ago

Severe marine heat waves linked to human-caused warming

Unusually hot zones in the ocean likely will become longer and more frequent because of human-caused global warming.
1 month ago
Severe marine heat waves linked to human-caused warming
1 month ago

2nd-lowest Arctic sea ice increases concerns about impact of climate change on Indigenous communities

Arctic sea ice melted to the second-lowest level in 42 years this year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
1 month ago
Diminishing Arctic sea ice increases concerns about impact of climate change
1 month ago

'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Melting Arctic ice

ABC News’ Ginger Zee takes a look at the effect climate change has on the sea ice in the Arctic, and the communities facing those impacts.
1 month ago
'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Melting Arctic ice
1 month ago

California targets 2035 for all new-car purchases to be zero-emission vehicles

California is looking to make all new in-state car sales zero emission by 2035 as part of the state’s effort to combat climate change.
1 month ago
California targets 2035 for all new-car purchases to be zero-emission vehicles
1 month ago

Cold diggers? UN finds a record low in Greenland ice in 1991

Climate historians hunting for past temperature extremes have unearthed what the U.N. weather agency calls a new record low in the Northern Hemisphere of nearly -70 degrees Celsius (-93 F) at a remote Greenland site _ tallied nearly three decades ago
1 month ago
UN unearths record low temperature for Northern Hemisphere
1 month ago

Drone footage shows melting Arctic sea ice

Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades.
1 month ago
Drone footage shows melting Arctic sea ice
1 month ago

Legendary snowboarder, climate activist: 'I was seeing changes to that snow'

Big mountain snowboarder and Protect Our Winters founder Jeremy Jones discusses his climate activism, mobilizing outdoor sport enthusiasts to vote, and his advocacy on Capitol Hill.
1 month ago
Legendary snowboarder, climate activist: 'I was seeing changes to that snow'
1 month ago

Satellite images show deterioration of Antarctica glaciers that could lead to rising sea levels

Satellite imagery over Antarctica show the rapid deterioration of two of the most watched glaciers, which could indicate rising sea levels.
1 month ago
Images show deterioration of Antarctica glaciers contributing to rising sea levels
1 month ago

Northern Hemisphere had warmest summer on record, NOAA says

The Northern Hemisphere experienced its warmest summer in modern history this year, according to NOAA.
1 month ago
Warmest summer on record for Northern Hemisphere, NOAA says
1 month ago

Inslee, Merkley criticize Trump for suggesting forest management to blame for wildfires

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., appeared together on ABC's "This Week" as wildfires continue to rage throughout the West Coast.
1 month ago
Inslee, Merkley criticize Trump for suggesting forest management to blame for fires
2 months ago

'Climate change is making the fires start easier, spread faster': Jay Inslee

George Stephanopoulos interviews Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., on "This Week."
2 months ago
'Climate change is making the fires start easier, spread faster': Jay Inslee
2 months ago

It’s Not Too Late: How natural disasters affect climate change

ABC News’ chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee, looks at the connection between climate change and devastating natural disasters.
2 months ago
It’s Not Too Late: How natural disasters affect climate change
2 months ago

Greta Thunberg returns to school in Sweden after year off

Greta Thunberg is heading back to school after a year off
2 months ago
Greta Thunberg returns to school in Sweden after year off
2 months ago

Report urges action on flooding, erosion from climate change

Increased tidal flooding, beach erosion and aging sea barriers are among the climate change concerns threatening a famous coastal destination in Massachusetts
2 months ago
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Siberian heatwave: Wildfires rage in Arctic, sea ice melts

The U.N. weather agency is warning that average temperatures in Siberia came in 10 degrees Celsius (18 Fahrenheit) above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle
3 months ago
Siberian heatwave: Wildfires rage in Arctic, sea ice melts
4 months ago

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

The U.N. weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years
4 months ago
UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years
4 months ago

Temperatures and carbon dioxide are up, regulations are down: Environmental headlines you missed this week

"It's Not Too Late" brings you climate change and environmental headlines you might have missed.
4 months ago
Environmental headlines you might have missed this week
4 months ago

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

A Russian metallurgical company says it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees
4 months ago
4 months ago

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

“The Arctic is figuratively and literally on fire," scientist says.
4 months ago
The Arctic is on fire: Scientists alarmed as one town hits 100.4 degrees
4 months ago

Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town

A Siberian town with the world’s widest temperature range has recorded a new high amid a heat wave that is contributing to severe forest fires
4 months ago
Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town
5 months ago

UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021

Host Britain says the next global climate talks will be held in Glasgow from Nov. 1-12, 2021
5 months ago
UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021
5 months ago

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark
5 months ago
Thunberg scolds Danes for dumping wastewater into strait
5 months ago

Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission

Dozens of scientists are sitting in quarantine, waiting for permission to sail forth and capture a crucial moment in the polar calendar that’s essential to their year-long Arctic research mission
5 months ago
Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission
6 months ago

The coral-like sculptures this woman makes come with important message about climate change

Marine conservationist Courtney Mattison creates larger-than-life sculptures inspired by coral reefs that are as mesmerizing as they are educational.
6 months ago
Coral-like sculptures come with important message about climate change
6 months ago

Pandemic forces global climate protest to be held online

Youth groups are moving a long-planned global climate protest online Friday to skirt restrictions on public assemblies during the coronavirus pandemic
6 months ago
Pandemic forces global climate protest to be held online
6 months ago

What to watch on Disney+ to mark Earth Day 2020

From documentaries to animated classics, there's something for everyone.
6 months ago
What to watch on Disney+ to mark Earth Day 2020
6 months ago

Cleaner air due to coronavirus pandemic makes Earth Day 50th anniversary celebration bittersweet for environmentalists

The coronavirus put a damper on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but environmentalists are taking solace in the cleaner air created from shelter in place orders.
6 months ago
Earth Day in the age of coronavirus: Cleaner air but no mass celebration
6 months ago

Climate making air pollution worse, almost half of Americans exposed to unhealthy levels: Report

Almost half of Americans live in communities with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to the American Lung Association, as climate change creates more pollution.
6 months ago
Climate making air pollution worse, almost half of US exposed to unhealthy levels
7 months ago

Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief

The top United Nations climate official has chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
7 months ago
Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief
7 months ago

Oregon governor takes sweeping action to cut global warming

In an end run around Republican legislators, Oregon's Democratic governor has ordered the state to lower greenhouse gas emissions
7 months ago
Governor takes sweeping action to cut global warming
8 months ago

Here's how climate change is thinning out ice and threatening baby seals

T.J. Holmes gets up close to harp seal pups, which rely on the ice floes around Prince Edward Island.
8 months ago
Here's how climate change is thinning out ice and threatening baby seals
8 months ago

What Victoria Falls can teach us about the effects of climate change

As our planet changes, so do the falls, which can affect wildlife and nearby villages.
8 months ago
What Victoria Falls can teach us about the effects of climate change
8 months ago

How climate change affects coffee bean production in Nicaragua

Many coffee drinkers don't think twice about where their coffee comes from, but it's a process that often starts in Nicaragua, where climate whiplash has been affecting production.
8 months ago
How climate change affects coffee bean production in Nicaragua
8 months ago

Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured
8 months ago
Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching
8 months ago

Half of world's sandy beaches at risk from climate change

Some countries will be more affected than others, the researchers said.
8 months ago
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Extraordinary Earth: How to reduce your carbon footprint

Shrink your carbon footprint with these simple changes at home.
8 months ago
Extraordinary Earth: How to reduce your carbon footprint
8 months ago

No ice wine for you: Warm winter nixes special German wine

First time in years that German winemakers can't make their prized ice wine.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Thousands join Greta Thunberg in march in southwest England

Thousands of mainly young people have joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg for a peaceful climate march through the city of Bristol, in southwest England
8 months ago
Thousand to gather in southwest England for climate march
8 months ago

JPMorgan to stop lending to coal companies, arctic drillers

The company will also restrict financing to companies that drill in the Arctic.
8 months ago
8 months ago

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

The latest so-called cap-and-trade bill calls for reducing greenhouse emission.
8 months ago
GOP lawmakers walkout after climate bill advances
8 months ago

Hungary's Orban warns about climate crisis, slow EU growth

Country faces continuing population decline and “sinister menaces," he says.
8 months ago