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September 30, 2022, 2:51 AM

Study finds that climate change added 10% to Ian's rainfall

A quick study by two scientists calculates climate change made Ian 10% rainier.
September 30, 2022, 2:51 AM
September 29, 2022, 2:42 PM

Germany to spend billions to tackle high energy prices

Germany plans to spend up to 200 billion euros helping consumers and businesses cope with the surge in energy prices
September 29, 2022, 2:42 PM
Germany to spend billions to tackle high energy prices
September 29, 2022, 9:58 AM

Here's how climate change intensifies hurricanes

As sea levels rise, so do devastating storm surges.
September 29, 2022, 9:58 AM
Here's how climate change intensifies hurricanes
September 28, 2022, 1:01 PM

Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers

An academic study says Switzerland’s glaciers are melting like never before
September 28, 2022, 1:01 PM
Study: Heat wave led to unprecedented melt of Swiss glaciers
September 26, 2022, 1:58 PM

Can a clothing company save the planet? Patagonia wants to find out.

Last week, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and his family donated their ownership of the company to efforts that would protect the planet.
September 26, 2022, 1:58 PM
Can a clothing company save the planet? Patagonia wants to find out.
September 25, 2022, 7:47 PM

'Eco-warrior' and Earth First! co-founder Dave Foreman dies

Dave Foreman was a prominent member of the radical environmentalism movement.
September 25, 2022, 7:47 PM
September 24, 2022, 12:15 PM

Pope appeals to the young to save the planet, find peace

Pope Francis has traveled to Assisi, the birthplace of his namesake saint to deliver an appeal aimed at young people in hopes they can help save the Earth and make the world's economy more attentive to the poor
September 24, 2022, 12:15 PM
September 23, 2022, 10:54 PM

World Bank head says he's not a climate denier, won't quit

World Bank President David Malpass says he won’t resign after coming under criticism for his remarks earlier this week regarding climate change
September 23, 2022, 10:54 PM
World Bank president says he won't resign over climate remark
September 23, 2022, 7:42 PM

Deep sea mining, solution to tech world's mineral demand or potential ecological disaster?

The Clarion-Clipperton Zone has become the center of a heated debate over its mineral-rich seabed and the unknown life living in its waters.
September 23, 2022, 7:42 PM
Deep sea mining, solution to tech mineral demand or potential ecological disaster?
September 23, 2022, 3:20 PM

New Jersey first state to introduce climate change curriculum in schools

New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy spoke of their public school students being the first in the country required to learn about climate change.
September 23, 2022, 3:20 PM
This is the first state to have climate change curriculum
September 22, 2022, 11:02 PM

Drowning island nations: 'This is how a Pacific atoll dies'

Heads of state from Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands have launched a “Rising Nations Initiative” as they race toward solutions to a rising ocean level that will make their countries all but uninhabitable in the coming decades
September 22, 2022, 11:02 PM
September 22, 2022, 5:01 PM

New Jersey becomes first state to implement Climate Change curriculum in schools

Tammy Murphy, wife of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, joins to talk about this new curriculum and the importance of teaching students about climate change.
September 22, 2022, 5:01 PM
New Jersey becomes first state to implement Climate Change curriculum in schools
September 22, 2022, 2:05 PM

France's Macron seeks 'massive' boost for renewable energy

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a “massive acceleration” of renewable energy development in France, including offshore wind farms and solar power
September 22, 2022, 2:05 PM
France wants to boost renewable energy, now lagging behind
September 22, 2022, 1:43 PM

UK government lifts fracking ban despite opposition

Britain’s government has confirmed it is lifting a ban on fracking in England, arguing that the move will help boost the country’s energy security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
September 22, 2022, 1:43 PM
UK government formally confirms lifting of fracking ban
September 21, 2022, 2:57 PM

Idaho cobalt mining that devastated local water revisited with greener new approach

Demand for cobalt has spurred new mining operations in Idaho. Industrialists say new techniques will prevent the ecological mistakes of past operations.
September 21, 2022, 2:57 PM
Cobalt mining that devastated local water revisited with greener new approach
September 20, 2022, 10:09 PM

NYC kicks off yearly Climate Week

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee previews "LIT: America's Future," an ABC News Live special.
September 20, 2022, 10:09 PM
NYC kicks off yearly Climate Week
September 20, 2022, 8:27 PM

Fuel firms should pay for climate harm, UN leaders told

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders Tuesday that rich energy companies should be forced to fork over some windfall profits to aid victims of climate change and offset rising fuel and food costs
September 20, 2022, 8:27 PM
UN chief urges rich nations to address climate injustice
September 20, 2022, 8:01 PM

Fighting climate change by preventing food waste

Environmental expert Heather White shares tips to reduce food waste and save money.
September 20, 2022, 8:01 PM
Fighting climate change by preventing food waste
September 20, 2022, 5:09 PM

New York City takes on Climate Week

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee joins from the Javits Center in New York to talk about the agenda for one of the largest Climate Week celebrations in the world.
September 20, 2022, 5:09 PM
New York City takes on Climate Week
September 20, 2022, 4:48 PM

New special 'Lit: America's Future' puts focus on clean energy

ABC News’ climate unit and chief meteorologist Ginger Zee examine what could be the keys to powering America’s clean energy future in the ABC News Live and Hulu special.
September 20, 2022, 4:48 PM
New special 'Lit: America's Future' puts focus on clean energy
September 19, 2022, 10:28 PM

First public global database of fossil fuels launches

The world’s first public database of fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launched Monday
September 19, 2022, 10:28 PM
September 19, 2022, 5:41 PM

Europe's central bank to use climate scores as it buys bonds

The European Central Bank says it will give corporations climate scores.
September 19, 2022, 5:41 PM
September 19, 2022, 8:29 AM

Environment groups attack EU's green label for gas, nuclear

Several environmental groups have launched legal challenges to the European Union’s decision to label investments in gas and nuclear power as green
September 19, 2022, 8:29 AM
Environment groups attack EU's green label for gas, nuclear
September 16, 2022, 10:11 PM

Virginia judge dismisses youth climate change lawsuit

A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim that the state’s permitting of fossil fuel projects is exacerbating climate change
September 16, 2022, 10:11 PM
September 16, 2022, 9:54 PM

California governor signs sweeping climate legislation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a package of bills aimed at moving away from reliance on fossil fuel-based energy
September 16, 2022, 9:54 PM
September 16, 2022, 7:18 PM

Video game industry taking steps to fight climate change

A U.N. initiative is bringing video game companies together to tackle environmental issues through play.
September 16, 2022, 7:18 PM
Video game industry taking steps to fight climate change
September 16, 2022, 4:48 PM

Colorado River drought cuts through key Western midterm races

ABC News spoke with top-ticket candidates in key Western midterm races about the Colorado River water cuts and drought relief solutions to address climate change.
September 16, 2022, 4:48 PM
Colorado River drought cuts through midterm races
September 15, 2022, 9:17 PM

Patagonia founder gives company away to environmental trusts

The founder of outdoor gear company Patagonia says the company is transferring all of its voting shares into a trust dedicated to fighting the environmental crisis and defending nature
September 15, 2022, 9:17 PM
September 15, 2022, 4:27 PM

Patagonia founder donates entire company to fight climate change

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of outdoor apparel company Patagonia, announced that he is giving away the company and directing its profits to fight climate change.
September 15, 2022, 4:27 PM
Patagonia founder donates entire company to fight climate change
September 13, 2022, 4:00 PM

Stressed Colorado River keeps California desert farms alive

California's Imperial Valley, which provides many of the nation’s winter vegetables and cattle feed, has one of the strongest grips on water from the Colorado River, a critical but over-tapped supply for farms and cities across the West
September 13, 2022, 4:00 PM
Stressed Colorado River keeps California desert farms alive
September 13, 2022, 1:40 PM

UN sums up climate science: world heading in wrong direction

The United Nations says weather disasters costing $200 million a day and irreversible climate catastrophe looming show the world is “heading in the wrong direction.”
September 13, 2022, 1:40 PM
UN sums up climate science: world heading in wrong direction
September 13, 2022, 12:56 PM

Economists, activists call for $100B climate fund in Germany

Economists, scientists and environmental campaigners called Tuesday for the German government to create a hefty 100 billion-euro ($100-billion) fund for tackling climate change
September 13, 2022, 12:56 PM
Economists, activists call for $100B climate fund in Germany
September 10, 2022, 5:46 PM

Climate change may make pandemics like COVID-19 much more common

"We can't deal with pandemics with Band-Aids. Meaning after waiting until diseases show up, and then trying to figure out how to solve them."
September 10, 2022, 5:46 PM
Climate change may increase pandemics like COVID. Here's why
September 8, 2022, 1:02 PM

Sunny summer sees Europe hit new solar power high

A new report says long periods of sunshine took solar power generation in Europe to a record high this summer that helped reduce the need for gas imports
September 8, 2022, 1:02 PM
Sunny summer sees Europe hit new solar power high
September 8, 2022, 8:03 AM

Australia enshrines in law 43% greenhouse gas reduction aim

Australia’s Parliament has enshrined in law the government’s elevated target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade
September 8, 2022, 8:03 AM
Australia enshrines in law 43% greenhouse gas reduction aim
September 7, 2022, 12:07 PM

Antarctica's melting 'Doomsday glacier' could raise sea levels by 10 feet, scientists say

One of Antarctica's most important glaciers is holding on "by its fingernails" as warming temperatures threaten to cause further deterioration, scientists say.
September 7, 2022, 12:07 PM
'Doomsday glacier' could raise sea levels by 10 feet if melting continues
September 6, 2022, 10:18 AM

Dutch farm minister resigns after protests over pollution

The Dutch agriculture minister has unexpectedly resigned following a tumultuous summer of protests by farmers over pollution regulations
September 6, 2022, 10:18 AM
Dutch farm minister resigns after protests over pollution
1 month ago

Gina McCarthy to step down as Biden's climate adviser

Ali Zaidi, who had been serving as McCarthy’s deputy, would will fill the National Climate Advisor role in mid-September.
1 month ago
Gina McCarthy to step down as Biden's climate adviser
1 month ago

Too hot for school? Climate change turning classrooms into a public health issue

Climate change is turning hot classrooms into a public health issue.
1 month ago
Too hot for school? Concerns about lack of AC hinder return to classrooms
1 month ago

Zimbabwe moves 2,500 wild animals due to climate change

Zimbabwe has begun moving more than 2,500 wild animals from a southern reserve to one in the country’s north to rescue them from drought, as the ravages of climate change replace poaching as the biggest threat to wildlife
1 month ago
Zimbabwe moves 2,500 wild animals due to climate change
1 month ago

2021 saw record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels and ocean heat, new report shows

The last seven years (2015-2021) were the seven warmest years on record, according to the latest State of the Climate report.
1 month ago
2021 saw record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels and ocean heat, new report shows
1 month ago

2021 saw record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels and ocean heat, new report shows

The last seven years were the seven warmest years on record, according to the latest State of the Climate report.
1 month ago
2021 saw record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels and ocean heat, new report shows
1 month ago

Study shows ‘zombie ice’ from Greenland raising sea levels

Dr. Richard Alley, professor of geosciences at Penn State, explains the phenomenon called "zombie ice" and how it is expected to raise sea levels.
1 month ago
Study shows ‘zombie ice’ from Greenland raising sea levels
1 month ago

Colorado River at a state ‘no one wanted to get to’ due to climate change

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth spoke with National Geographic environment writer Alejandra Borunda about the “climate reckoning” facing the Colorado River.
1 month ago
Colorado River at a state ‘no one wanted to get to’ due to climate change
1 month ago

G20 environment ministers in Bali spur global climate action

Environment officials from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia for talks to spur global climate action and other troubles
1 month ago
G20 environment ministers in Bali spur global climate action
1 month ago

Drought reveals Spanish 'Stonehenge'

The drought in Spain has revealed so-called Spanish Stonehenge, making the prehistoric tomb that is usually submerged under a man-made reservoir entirely visible.
1 month ago
Drought reveals Spanish 'Stonehenge'
1 month ago

Greenland 'zombie ice' sheet will raise sea levels by 10 inches: Study

A recent study found that climate change is causing a massive section of a Greenland ice sheet to break off and ultimately melt, which could cause sea levels to rise 10 inches.
1 month ago
Greenland 'zombie ice' sheet will raise sea levels by 10 inches: Study
1 month ago

Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches

Although 10 inches doesn't sound like much, that's a global average.
1 month ago
'Zombie ice' from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches
1 month ago

Supreme Court climate ruling could impact nuclear waste case

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on climate change could have implications for a range of other issues, including a case involving nuclear waste storage and a proposal requiring companies to disclose how climate risk affects their businesses
1 month ago
Supreme Court climate ruling could impact nuclear waste case
1 month ago

New book makes argument for addressing climate migration

Gaia Vince, author of "Nomad Century" speaks with ABC News Prime about her book, which argues that mass migration due to climate change offers unexpected silver linings.
1 month ago
New book makes argument for addressing climate migration