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April 20, 2024 at 10:13 AM

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

Energy usage of data centers is expected to soar in coming years, experts say, threatening the climate.
April 20, 2024 at 10:13 AM
Data centers fuel AI and crypto but could threaten climate, experts say
April 18, 2024 at 5:19 PM

ER visits for heat illness rose in 2023 amid record-breaking temperatures: CDC

A new CDC report found the rate of heat-related ER visits in the U.S. rose in 2023 amid more extreme heat events and record-breaking temperatures across the country.
April 18, 2024 at 5:19 PM
ER visits for heat illness rose in 2023 amid record temperatures, CDC report finds
April 17, 2024 at 3:18 PM

New study calculates climate change's economic bite will hit about $38 trillion a year by 2049

A new study says climate change will reduce future global income by about 19% in the next 25 years compared to a fictional world that’s not warming, with the poorest areas and those least responsible for heat-trapping gases taking the biggest monetary hit
April 17, 2024 at 3:18 PM
April 16, 2024 at 6:58 PM

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, 2024 at 6:58 PM
Bill Weir talks climate change solutions and what keeps him hopeful
April 16, 2024 at 3:42 PM

Greece plans 2 marine protected areas. But rival Turkey and environmental groups aren't impressed

Greece aims to create two large marine parks as part of an $830 million program to protect biodiversity and marine ecosystems
April 16, 2024 at 3:42 PM
Greece plans 2 marine protected areas as part of environmental protection program
April 15, 2024 at 11:13 PM

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

Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15, 2024 at 11:13 PM
4th mass coral reef bleaching event threatens world's oceans: NOAA
April 15, 2024 at 10:54 PM

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

This is the fourth global bleaching event on record and the second in the last 10 years, according to NOAA.
April 15, 2024 at 10:54 PM
4th global coral reef bleaching event underway as oceans continue to warm: NOAA
April 15, 2024 at 3:58 PM

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Reef scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time due to prolonged warming of the oceans
April 15, 2024 at 3:58 PM
April 12, 2024 at 1:02 AM

Environmentalists protest as Biden administration approves huge oil export terminal off Texas coast

The Biden administration has approved construction of a deepwater oil export terminal off the Texas coast that would be the largest of its kind in the United States
April 12, 2024 at 1:02 AM
April 10, 2024 at 8:59 PM

Climate change threatens loon population, new study shows

Famous for their nocturnal calls, loons are beloved aquatic birds of North America. But new research shows climate change impairs their ability to feed their young.
April 10, 2024 at 8:59 PM
Climate change threatens loon population, new study shows
April 9, 2024 at 4:11 PM

How you can help combat global warming as the planet reaches 10th consecutive warmest month on record

The stretch of record-breaking temperatures on Earth continues as the planet experiences its 10th consecutive record-breaking month.
April 9, 2024 at 4:11 PM
How to help combat rising global temperatures as Earth breaks more records
April 9, 2024 at 5:21 AM

March 2024 hottest March on record: Copernicus report

March was also the 10th consecutive month with record breaking global temperatures.
April 9, 2024 at 5:21 AM
March 2024 hottest March on record: Copernicus report
April 5, 2024 at 2:14 PM

Austria likely to be largely ice-free within 45 years as glaciers recede quickly, experts say

Experts say Austrian glaciers receded last year at a rapid pace and the Alpine country is likely to be largely ice-free in 40 to 45 years
April 5, 2024 at 2:14 PM
April 4, 2024 at 7:52 PM

Climate change more about what's wasted than what's used, author says

Edward Humes talks about his new book "Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World," and shares tips for living a more sustainable life.
April 4, 2024 at 7:52 PM
Climate change more about what's wasted than what's used, author says
April 4, 2024 at 4:23 AM

'Total Garbage' author Edward Humes on solutions to pollution crisis

ABC News' Phil Lipof speaks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes about his new book, "Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World," and ways to live greener.
April 4, 2024 at 4:23 AM
'Total Garbage' author Edward Humes on solutions to pollution crisis
March 29, 2024 at 6:10 PM

EPA announces new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles

The agency announced new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles in an effort to fight climate change.
March 29, 2024 at 6:10 PM
EPA announces new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles
March 29, 2024 at 6:10 PM

Gas prices climb nearly 14%

Warm weather travelers are driving up demand for gas, combining with refineries switching to a blend of more expensive summer fuel, experts said.
March 29, 2024 at 6:10 PM
Gas prices climb nearly 14%
March 29, 2024 at 5:31 PM

EPA sets new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles in effort to fight climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new vehicle emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles on Friday.
March 29, 2024 at 5:31 PM
EPA's new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards are effort to fight climate change
March 28, 2024 at 7:15 PM

Melting polar ice is changing the Earth's rotation and affecting how we measure time: Study

Precise UTC timekeeping is needed for satellite navigation, software, telecommunication, trade and even space travel.
March 28, 2024 at 7:15 PM
Melting polar ice is changing the Earth's rotation, affecting time measurement: Study
March 28, 2024 at 5:33 PM

More than half of water from Colorado River used for agriculture industry, report finds

Researchers have quantified just how much water the agriculture industry in the Western U.S. is taking from the Colorado River.
March 28, 2024 at 5:33 PM
This is where all the water from the Colorado River is going
1 month ago

Warming temperatures could make 70% of the world's wine-growing regions unsuitable to produce grapes: Scientists

Rising global temperatures could change where the majority of the world's wine is produced as mid-latitude regions may no longer be able to grow grapes.
1 month ago
Why 70% of the world's wine-growing regions could soon be unsuitable to grow grapes
1 month ago

Climate change could impact up to 70% of wine growing regions: Study review

As temperatures increase and drought becomes more commonplace, some regions could become inhospitable for wine grape growth.
1 month ago
Climate change could impact up to 70% of wine growing regions: Study review
1 month ago

Food prices could increase further due to climate change's effect on inflation around the world: Study

The strain that rising global temperatures could have on the agriculture industry will likely cause food prices around the world to inflate even more.
1 month ago
Further rise in food prices possible if global temperatures continue to rise
1 month ago

How rising global temperatures can increase food prices: Study

The paper, published in Communications Earth & Environment, found that countries in Africa and South America will be impacted the most.
1 month ago
How rising global temperatures can increase food prices: Study
1 month ago

How climate change is affecting DC's iconic cherry blossoms

D.C.'s iconic cherry blossoms are a prime example of the wide-reaching effects of climate change.
1 month ago
Why the National Park Service is cutting down 150 of Washington, DC's cherry blossoms
1 month ago

Climate change leading to longer, more concentrated allergy seasons 

With warmer winters and earlier springs, pollen seasons are starting far earlier than they used to, according to experts.
1 month ago
Climate change leading to longer, more concentrated allergy seasons 
1 month ago

How climate change is affecting DC's iconic cherry blossoms

Many of Washington's iconic flowering cherry trees will be cut down because of climate change.
1 month ago
How climate change is affecting DC's iconic cherry blossoms
1 month ago

How 1 company reduces carbon footprint to support sustainability

"GMA" sponsor Michelin recently hosted a Sustainability Summit and continues to innovate with technology for vehicles and for top-tier restaurants.
1 month ago
How 1 company reduces carbon footprint to support sustainability
1 month ago

Innovative solutions will be necessary to reduce methane emissions, one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, experts say

The U.S. is emitting more methane from oil and gas production than previously thought -- and it's causing billions in environmental damage per year.
1 month ago
These are the solutions necessary to reduce methane emissions, experts say
1 month ago

How climate change is impacting dogsledding

The owner of Winterdance Dogsled Tours spoke to ABC News about the impact climate change has had on her business and beloved winter activity.
1 month ago
How climate change is impacting dogsledding
1 month ago

Why an Alabama bay has seen an increase of bull sharks

Bull sharks are one of the most aggressive species of shark in the world.
1 month ago
Why an Alabama bay has seen an increase of bull sharks
1 month ago

Warmer sea surface temperatures have led to a bull shark population increase, scientists say

The number of bull sharks -- one of the most aggressive species of shark in the world -- increased significantly in a 20-year period, and warmer sea water is to blame.
1 month ago
Why an Alabama bay has seen an increase in bull sharks in the last 2 decades
1 month ago

Underwater speakers could help save coral reefs: Study 

A recent study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution showed increased coral larvae settlement in areas where sounds of a healthy reef were played through underwater speakers.
1 month ago
Underwater speakers could help save coral reefs: Study 
1 month ago

Scientists are using underwater speakers to help restore degraded coral reefs: Study

Researchers have discovered a new method that could encourage the restoration of degraded coral reef populations, which have been declining around the world.
1 month ago
Researchers discover new technique to encourage the restoration of degraded corals
1 month ago

King salmon populations are dying, simultaneously affecting orcas and local Alaskan communities

The survival of living beings both on land and sea are dependent on king salmon, the most important species of salmon in the world.
1 month ago
How the dying populations of king salmon are affecting humans, orcas
1 month ago

February marked Earth's 9th consecutive warmest month on record, according to new Copernicus report

Planet Earth has now broken warmest-month records for nine months in a row, according to a new report by Copernicus, Europe's climate change service.
1 month ago
This is how many months in a row Earth has seen record-warm temperatures
1 month ago

Coastal US cities are sinking as sea levels continue to rise, new research shows

Several coastal U.S. cities are "disappearing" into the Earth, which could further exacerbate complications of sea level rise in the near future, new research shows.
1 month ago
These are the fastest-sinking coastal cities in the US, research shows
2 months ago

Why the warming effects of this El Niño event will linger for several months

The effects of the El Niño event currently bringing extreme moisture to the Southwestern U.S. are expected to linger for months after its over.
2 months ago
Why the warming effects of this El Niño event will linger for several months
2 months ago

Climate change could unearth, disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by the US, officials say

The rise in global temperatures that are causing Arctic ice to melt and sea levels to rise could disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by the U.S. decades ago.
2 months ago
Climate change could unearth, disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by the US
2 months ago

Climate change could unearth nuclear waste buried by US, officials say

A report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that Cold War-era waste could be unearthed by 2100.
2 months ago
Climate change could unearth nuclear waste buried by US, officials say
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Why ice did not form in the Great Lakes this winter season
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Far-reaching locust outbreaks tied to climate change, scientists say
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
How fossil fuel emissions add to the climate emergency
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
What scientists learned after strapping a collar camera to polar bears
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
January was the warmest one on record: Report
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
The Great Lakes have barely any ice due to warm winter temperatures
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Chelsea Clinton puts the spotlight on climate change
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
January was the warmest month on record: Scientists
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Earth has just seen its hottest 8 months on record, but why is it happening?
2 months ago

NASA launches tool to help track global warming

NASA is launching a tool that could help scientists better understand climate change.
2 months ago
NASA launches tool to help track global warming