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July 9, 2020, 1:25 PM

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
July 9, 2020, 1:25 PM
UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years
July 3, 2020, 2:40 PM

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.
July 3, 2020, 2:40 PM
Environmental headlines you might have missed this week
June 29, 2020, 5:40 AM

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
June 29, 2020, 5:40 AM
June 24, 2020, 3:29 PM

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

“The Arctic is figuratively and literally on fire," scientist says.
June 24, 2020, 3:29 PM
The Arctic is on fire: Scientists alarmed as one town hits 100.4 degrees
June 21, 2020, 6:30 PM

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
June 21, 2020, 6:30 PM
Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town
1 month 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
1 month ago
UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021
1 month 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
1 month ago
Thunberg scolds Danes for dumping wastewater into strait
2 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
2 months ago
Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission
3 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.
3 months ago
Coral-like sculptures come with important message about climate change
3 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
3 months ago
Pandemic forces global climate protest to be held online
3 months ago

What to watch on Disney+ to mark Earth Day 2020

From documentaries to animated classics, there's something for everyone.
3 months ago
What to watch on Disney+ to mark Earth Day 2020
3 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.
3 months ago
Earth Day in the age of coronavirus: Cleaner air but no mass celebration
3 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.
3 months ago
Climate making air pollution worse, almost half of US exposed to unhealthy levels
3 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
3 months ago
Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief
4 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
4 months ago
Governor takes sweeping action to cut global warming
4 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.
4 months ago
Here's how climate change is thinning out ice and threatening baby seals
4 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.
4 months ago
What Victoria Falls can teach us about the effects of climate change
4 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.
4 months ago
How climate change affects coffee bean production in Nicaragua
4 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
4 months ago
Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching
4 months ago

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

Some countries will be more affected than others, the researchers said.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Extraordinary Earth: How to reduce your carbon footprint

Shrink your carbon footprint with these simple changes at home.
4 months ago
Extraordinary Earth: How to reduce your carbon footprint
4 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.
4 months ago
4 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
4 months ago
Thousand to gather in southwest England for climate march
4 months ago

JPMorgan to stop lending to coal companies, arctic drillers

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

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

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

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

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

January 2020 was the hottest in modern recorded history, NOAA says

Last month has been named the hottest January in 141 years of recorded climate history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
5 months ago
January 2020 was the hottest in modern recorded history, NOAA says
5 months ago

House Republicans roll out 'realistic' platform to tackle climate change, including planting trees

A group of House Republicans are rolling out a new platform on policies to combat climate change, including supporting a global effort to plant one trillion trees.
5 months ago
House Republicans roll out 'realistic' platform to tackle climate change
5 months ago

Images show ice-less region of Antarctica following record-high temperatures

Video taken near the Chilean Antarctic Territory, shows mountain bases with mere patches of snow and sections of ocean topped with little to no ice.
5 months ago
Images show ice-less region of Antarctica following record-high temperatures
5 months ago

City of Chicago declares climate crisis after storms cause millions of dollars in damage to Lake Michigan shoreline

Officials in Chicago have declared a climate crisis after a round of severe storms last month caused millions in damage to the city's already disappearing shoreline.
5 months ago
City of Chicago declares climate crisis over disappearing lakefront
5 months ago

Bumblebees even more devastated by recent climate change than previously thought: Study

A new study has found that the global decline of bumblebees is directly linked to climate change, with some species set to disappear within decades.
5 months ago
Bumblebees species could vanish forever, new study warns
5 months ago

Antarctica appears to have broken a heat record

It appears Antarctica has broken a heat record
5 months ago
Antartica hit 65 degrees, likely breaking heat record
5 months ago

Balmy 65 degrees recorded in Antarctica

If verified, the temperature would break the previous record for highest temperature on the continent, set in in 2015.
5 months ago
Balmy 65 degrees recorded in Antarctica
5 months ago

Climate change is killing bumblebees: Study

A new study has drawn a direct link between climate change and the global decline in bumblebee populations.
5 months ago
Climate change is killing bumblebees: Study
5 months ago

US snowfall totals down 46% since 1970s due to rising global temperatures, study says

A report from Climate Central found snowfall totals throughout much of the U.S, has been declining since the 1970s. Totals went down 46% over 49-year study period.
5 months ago
US snowfall totals down 46% since 1970s: Study
5 months ago

UK announces goal to end sales of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035

The U.K. government announced it was ending the sale of new petrol (gasoline), diesel and hybrid cars by 2035.
5 months ago
UK to end sales of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035
5 months ago

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

The British government says it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035, five years earlier than its previous target, in a bid to speed up its efforts to tackle climate change
5 months ago
UK unveils plans for climate conference amid criticism
5 months ago

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
5 months ago
Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
5 months ago

Climate change poses threat to future Super Bowls in Miami

Climate change poses a threat to South Florida's way of life
5 months ago
5 months ago

Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos

Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday at the Davos World Economic Forum.
5 months ago
Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos
5 months ago

'Doomsday Clock' moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

The metaphorical clock is now set at two minutes before midnight.
5 months ago
'Doomsday Clock' moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe
6 months ago

Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
6 months ago
Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief
6 months ago

Greta Thunberg joins climate strike in Davos

Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday, capping off her time in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.
6 months ago
Greta Thunberg joins climate strike in Davos
6 months ago

AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

Locusts by the millions are chomping their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years
6 months ago
How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion
6 months ago

Jane Fonda says climate change is singularly vital issue after decades of activism: 'This is the future of the entire planet'

Fonda could spend her time in retirement. Instead, on the eve of her 82nd birthday, she was led out of the Hart Senate Building in handcuffs.
6 months ago
Jane Fonda calls climate change singularly vital issue after decades of activism
6 months ago

Jane Fonda on changing her lifestyle to combat climate change

Fonda, who has spoken out for decades on issues including women’s rights and the Vietnam War, tells “Nightline” that climate change is a singularly important: “This is the future of the entire planet.
6 months ago
Jane Fonda on changing her lifestyle to combat climate change
6 months ago

Backatcha: Thunberg returns Trump's climate jibe

Greta Thunberg has wasted little time in pushing back against President Donald Trump's description of climate campaigners as “the perennial prophets of doom
6 months ago
Thunberg tells Davos climate awareness is only first step
6 months ago

All eyes on potential Trump vs Greta Thunberg showdown at Davos

Twitter enemies President Donald Trump and teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg may come face-to-face at the annual World Economic Forum meeting this week.
6 months ago
All eyes on potential Trump vs Greta Thunberg showdown at Davos
6 months ago

Climate change and economic inequality loom large as the powerful descend on Davos

The world's political and economic elite are descending on the small Swiss Alps town of Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum meeting.
6 months ago
Climate change and inequality loom large as the powerful descend on Davos
6 months ago

The last decade was the warmest ever recorded, 2019 the 2nd warmest year in history

Last year was the second warmest year on record around the globe, making the last decade the warmest in recorded history, according to new data released Wednesday.
6 months ago
The last decade was warmest ever recorded, 2019 the 2nd warmest year in history