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July 30, 2021, 3:29 AM

Homes lose water as wells run dry in drought-ravaged basin

With wells drying up, and fish struggling, everyone is wondering what's next.
July 30, 2021, 3:29 AM
July 29, 2021, 7:32 PM

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

There are about 2 million abandoned oil and gas wells nationwide that haven't been properly plugged with cement
July 29, 2021, 7:32 PM
Almost 2 million abandoned oil wells in US unplugging, some leaking toxic chemicals
July 28, 2021, 3:12 PM

NASA's new mission studies how intense thunderstorms may influence climate change

NASA’s new mission studies how intense thunderstorms may influence climate change
July 28, 2021, 3:12 PM
The possible link between thunderstorms and climate change
July 26, 2021, 6:13 PM

Pope to UN forum: Hunger is 'crime' violating basic rights

Pope Francis has decried as criminal the existence of hunger in a world which can produce enough food for all
July 26, 2021, 6:13 PM
July 26, 2021, 3:12 PM

More record-shattering heat waves are likely on the way due to climate change, scientists say

The probability of record-shattering heat waves is increasing due to climate change, according to scientists who are measuring temperature predictions in a new way.
July 26, 2021, 3:12 PM
More record-shattering heat waves are likely on the way due to climate change: Study
July 24, 2021, 4:31 PM

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Environmental activists and landowners are skeptical.
July 24, 2021, 4:31 PM
July 22, 2021, 9:10 PM

Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum

An effort to disclose and increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations receive is gaining momentum
July 22, 2021, 9:10 PM
July 22, 2021, 12:20 PM

Experts say climate change impossible to ignore as drought, fires plague US

A historic drought in the western U.S. is linked to extreme heat and wildfires, while devastating floods sweep through parts of China and Europe. Experts say it’s all exacerbated by climate change.
July 22, 2021, 12:20 PM
Experts say climate change impossible to ignore as drought, fires plague US
July 21, 2021, 3:29 AM

Climate envoy says US, China must end world's 'suicide pact'

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances that rebuilt Europe after World War II as a model for fighting climate change
July 21, 2021, 3:29 AM
July 19, 2021, 11:27 AM

How will the West solve a water crisis if climate change continues to get worse?

A decades-long megadrought spurred by climate change is drying the West, but will it run out of water?
July 19, 2021, 11:27 AM
How the West will solve a water crisis if climate change continues
July 17, 2021, 2:27 PM

Sen. Tina Smith discusses push for green energy in infrastructure bill

ABC News' Juju Chang speaks with Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., about the push for a bipartisan agreement on an infrastructure bill, including green infrastructure measures.
July 17, 2021, 2:27 PM
Sen. Tina Smith discusses push for green energy in infrastructure bill
July 14, 2021, 9:59 PM

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

The US West is getting hit with a triple whammy of record heat, megadrought and wildfires — and just a handful of numbers explains the how and why of this wild and deadly weather
July 14, 2021, 9:59 PM
July 13, 2021, 3:30 AM

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest level since George W
July 13, 2021, 3:30 AM
July 10, 2021, 10:39 PM

Climate change’s impact on mental health

The effects of climate change are not only seen in the physical destruction it causes but also on the mental well-being of the people living in communities across the U.S.
July 10, 2021, 10:39 PM
Climate change’s impact on mental health
July 9, 2021, 4:07 AM

‘It’s Not Too Late’ with Ginger Zee: Rising sea levels

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports on the efforts by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to build coastal resilience as climate change and hurricanes take a toll on wildlife.
July 9, 2021, 4:07 AM
‘It’s Not Too Late’ with Ginger Zee: Rising sea levels
July 8, 2021, 2:40 PM

Europe's central bank intensifies focus on climate change

The European Central Bank has a new approach to monetary policy
July 8, 2021, 2:40 PM
1 month ago

Scientists race to preserve Italian Alps

Climate experts are trying to preserve the Presena Glacier by covering it with cloth to reflect the sun.
1 month ago
Scientists race to preserve Italian Alps
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Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

Oil pumped from Native American lands in the U.S. increased almost tenfold since 2009 to more than 130 million barrels annually, bringing new wealth to a handful of tribes
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Report: Climate change means less snow for Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park visitors are encountering warmer temperatures and less snow as climate change alters its world-renowned environment
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'Megadrought' in West directly linked to climate change, experts say

The "megadrought" that is plaguing a large part of the Western U.S. is a direct consequence of warming global temperatures, according to experts.
1 month ago
'Megadrought' in West directly linked to climate change, experts say
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Experts: UK is losing race to adapt to climate change

A panel of experts says Britain is losing the race to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change, including worsening heat and floods
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Saving sequoias from wildfires driven by climate change

ABC News’ Zohreen Shah reports from Sequoia National Park on efforts to manage the impacts of climate change with controlled burns that protect giant sequoias from wildfires.
1 month ago
Saving sequoias from wildfires driven by climate change
2 months ago

Tailoring climate change messaging for conservatives could shift understanding of crisis: Study

The key to easing partisanship on the topic of global warming may be in the way the messages are conveyed, according to new research.
2 months ago
Tailoring of climate change messaging could shift conservative views on crisis: Study
2 months ago

The Latest: Biden arrives in Belgium ahead of NATO summit

President Joe Biden has arrived in the Belgian capital for the upcoming NATO summit, wearing a mask because of the coronavirus as an honor guard and trumpeters greeted him
2 months ago
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Swiss narrowly reject tax hike to fight climate change

Referendum would have hiked fees, taxes on fuels that generate carbon dioxide.
2 months ago
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Swiss narrowly reject tax hike to fight climate change

Exit polls indicate that Swiss voters have narrowly rejected a referendum that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that generate carbon dioxide
2 months ago
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The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

Hundreds of environmental protesters hope draw attention of world leaders
2 months ago
Climate change protests hit beach near G7 summit
2 months ago

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

Satellite video shows the ice shelf holding the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica back from the sea is breaking up much faster than before
2 months ago
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World Ocean Day 2021: This is how climate change may alter 10 of the world's natural wonders

Natural wonders around the world may be altered forever -- or even cease to exist -- if global temperatures continue to rise.
2 months ago
Images show how 10 natural wonders will succumb to climate change
2 months ago

Carbon dioxide hit highest level ever measured in the atmosphere in May

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit the highest level ever measured in May of this year.
2 months ago
Carbon dioxide hit highest level ever measured in the atmosphere in May
2 months ago

Challengers unseat third Exxon board member in climate fight

Shareholders want the oil giant to deal more aggressively with climate change.
2 months ago
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Maine's blueberry crop faces climate change peril

Maine’s beloved wild blueberry fields are home to one of the most important fruit crops in New England, and scientists have found they are warming at a faster rate than the rest of the state
2 months ago
Maine's blueberry crop faces climate change peril
2 months ago

Nations begin 3 weeks of grueling climate talks online

Officials from around the globe are beginning three weeks of grueling climate talks
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Risk of brain-eating amoeba, flesh-eating bacteria may increase due to climate change: Experts

Climate change can pose life-threatening risks for swimmers as dangerous pathogens and bacteria thrive and multiply in increasingly warming waters, experts say.
2 months ago
Risk of brain-eating amoeba may increase due to climate change: Experts
2 months ago

Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut net emissions by 45%

A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activist groups
2 months ago
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Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters, keeping climate change in focus

As hurricane season looms, President Biden will announce he's directing $1 billion into natural disaster mitigation resources and to develop new climate data systems.
2 months ago
Biden bolsters funding for natural disaster prep, keeping climate change in focus
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Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters

President Joe Biden announced he's directing $1 billion into natural disaster mitigation resources.
2 months ago
Biden doubles funding to prepare for natural disasters
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Vast Antarctic iceberg could drift through ocean for years

The iceberg, dubbed A-76, is more than 40 times the size of Paris.
2 months ago
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'It’s Not Too Late': Climate change unearthing historic towns

ABC News’ Ginger Zee travels to Mexico to see how climate change might be contributing to the discovery of old towns and villages once thought to be wiped off the map.
2 months ago
'It’s Not Too Late': Climate change unearthing historic towns
2 months ago

Climate change may be causing an early start to fire season in the West, experts say

Climate change may be making the West Coast fire season start earlier, according to experts.
2 months ago
Climate change may be causing an early start to fire season, experts say
2 months ago

Energy agency: End new fossil fuel supply investments

A report by the International Energy Agency says immediate action is needed to reshape the world’s energy sector in order to meet ambitious climate goals by 2050
2 months ago
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US climate envoy Kerry meets with pope on climate crisis

Pope Francis has been "ahead of the curve" on climate, Kerry says.
2 months ago
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French demonstrators demand more action on climate change

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities.
3 months ago
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California proposes to steer new homes from gas appliances

State's energy policy and planning agency wants to transition new homes.
3 months ago
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Risk of flooding from melted glaciers to increase as climate warms, study says

The repercussions of climate change are getting nearer as scientists race to determine what will happen as a result of glaciers continuing to melt.
3 months ago
Risk of flooding from melted glaciers to increase as climate warms: Study
3 months ago

Germany aims for net zero emissions by 2045, 5 years earlier

Officials in Germany have proposed accelerating plans to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching “net-zero” by 2045
3 months ago
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Most of US experienced warming trend over last 30 years: NOAA

Most of the U.S. has experienced a warming trend over the last 30 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
3 months ago
Most of US experienced warming trend over last 30 years: NOAA
3 months ago

NOAA data shows effect of climate change in US

In data from the last three decades, there is much less precipitation in the West, meaning more droughts for Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Much of the country is getting warmer.
3 months ago
NOAA data shows effect of climate change in US
3 months ago

Republicans ask why White House removed climate scientist

Two House Republicans are asking the White House to explain why a scientist appointed by the Trump administration was removed from her post overseeing a government-wide report on climate change
3 months ago
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America's new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago

America's normal temperature is now a degree hotter than just 20 years ago
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