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June 11, 2021, 8:30 AM

Sri Lanka testing for oil in waters near stricken cargo ship

Sri Lankan authorities say they have taken water samples to try to determine whether a fire-ravaged cargo ship slowly sinking off the coast is leaking oil
June 11, 2021, 8:30 AM
June 10, 2021, 9:08 PM

Lake Mead hits lowest water levels in history

Human-made lakes that supply water to millions could reach historic lows.
June 10, 2021, 9:08 PM
Lake Mead hits lowest water levels in history
June 10, 2021, 8:36 PM

Lake Mead hits lowest water levels in history amid severe drought in the West

Lake Mead, the reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, has hit its lowest water levels ever, according to government officials.
June 10, 2021, 8:36 PM
Lake Mead hits lowest water levels in history amid severe drought
June 10, 2021, 2:08 PM

Hoover Dam’s Lake Mead to reach lowest level as drought continues

A crippling drought in the Southwest is expected to bring the lake to its lowest water levels in history
June 10, 2021, 2:08 PM
Hoover Dam’s Lake Mead to reach lowest level as drought continues
June 8, 2021, 2:36 PM

Carbon dioxide hit highest level measured in May

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit the highest level ever measured in May of this year.
June 8, 2021, 2:36 PM
Carbon dioxide hit highest level measured in May
June 7, 2021, 2:14 PM

Entire marina covered in polluted ‘sea snot’

Sewage-filled "sea snot" is covering an entire yacht marina in Bursa, Turkey.
June 7, 2021, 2:14 PM
Entire marina covered in polluted ‘sea snot’
June 5, 2021, 7:36 PM

Turkey's leader vows to cure Marmara of 'sea snot' flare-ups

An outbreak of “sea snot” is alarming marine biologists and environmentalists.
June 5, 2021, 7:36 PM
June 5, 2021, 12:30 AM

Biden aims to restore species protections weakened by Trump

The Biden administration says it is canceling or reviewing a host of actions by the Trump administration to roll back protections for endangered or threatened species, with a goal of strengthening a landmark law while addressing climate change
June 5, 2021, 12:30 AM
June 4, 2021, 11:30 PM

Fishermen feeling the impact of Sri Lanka ship disaster

Sri Lanka’s fishermen are already feeling the impact of an unfolding environmental disaster caused by the slow sinking of a fire-ravaged cargo ship that had been loaded with chemicals
June 4, 2021, 11:30 PM
June 4, 2021, 7:38 PM

Brazil’s Amazon deforestation reaches record level for May

Newly released government data at the start of the dry season signals that deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon may outpace last year's surge in cutting
June 4, 2021, 7:38 PM
June 4, 2021, 4:27 PM

‘It’s Not Too Late’: Pandemic’s silver lining for oysters

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports on how uneaten oysters during the pandemic are being used to restore oyster reefs and recreate critical ocean barriers.
June 4, 2021, 4:27 PM
‘It’s Not Too Late’: Pandemic’s silver lining for oysters
June 4, 2021, 3:42 PM

Conservationists battle to save Bali's dying coral reefs

Conservationists are taking to the crystal-clear waters near Bali to try to save the world's biggest species of coral reef.
June 4, 2021, 3:42 PM
Conservationists battle to save Bali's dying coral reefs
June 4, 2021, 1:48 PM

Pandemic oyster surplus prompts reef restoration while also benefitting environment

Oyster farmers needed a way to offload the shellfish after the pandemic shut down restaurants. Conservancy groups have transplanted them in New York Harbor, where they can help the ecosystem.
June 4, 2021, 1:48 PM
Pandemic oyster surplus prompts reef restoration while also benefitting environment
June 2, 2021, 2:33 PM

Disaster feared as chemical cargo ship sinks

A cargo ship carrying 1,486 containers of harmful chemicals starts to sink after catching fire in what authorities are calling one of Sri Lanka's worst ever marine disasters.
June 2, 2021, 2:33 PM
Disaster feared as chemical cargo ship sinks
May 26, 2021, 3:14 PM

Shark populations off American coasts growing rapidly

A new study published in "Biological Conservation" found an increase in the white shark population living off the coast of California, likely due to a rise in their main food source, marine mammals.
May 26, 2021, 3:14 PM
Shark populations off American coasts growing rapidly
May 24, 2021, 10:53 PM

Wolves scare deer and reduce auto collisions 24%, study says

Scientists found an unconventional way of reducing deer-auto collisions.
May 24, 2021, 10:53 PM
May 22, 2021, 4:22 PM

After an absence, New England's ticks are back — and hungry

A late-summer drought virtually eliminated ticks in parts of New England.
May 22, 2021, 4:22 PM
May 21, 2021, 2:00 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $43 million to save the Galapagos Islands

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
May 21, 2021, 2:00 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $43 million to save the Galapagos Islands
May 20, 2021, 4:30 PM

Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall wins Templeton Prize

Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall has been named as this year’s winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, honoring individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality
May 20, 2021, 4:30 PM
Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall wins Templeton Prize
May 19, 2021, 2:21 PM

World meets 10-year target to increase area of protected land on Earth, new report states

The international community has met its 10-year global target to increase the area of protected land on Earth, according to a new report.
May 19, 2021, 2:21 PM
World meets 10-year goal to increase area of protected land: Report
May 19, 2021, 2:30 AM

Darwin's Arch loses its top due to erosion in Galapagos

The famed Darwin’s Arch in the Galapagos Islands has lost its top, and officials are blaming natural erosion of the stone
May 19, 2021, 2:30 AM
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Battle brewing between turtle rescuers, Florida’s wildlife commission

Tensions are rising between turtle rescue organizations and the Florida Wildlife Commission that oversees their work.
1 month ago
Wildlife commission aims to stop conservationists from rescuing sea turtles
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Cedar Rapids tries to turn city of stumps into tree oasis

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has long been known for its lush, leafy neighborhoods.
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It’s Not Too Late: Push for renewable energy

ABC News’ Ginger Zee looks at the new push for renewable energy following the Colonial Pipeline cyberhack.
1 month ago
It’s Not Too Late: Push for renewable energy
1 month ago

Coral reefs could stop growing in 10 years: Study

The fate of coral reefs around the world remains grim should global warming continues at its current rate, according to the latest research.
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Coral reefs could stop growing in 10 years: Study
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Coral reefs could stop growing in 10 years unless greenhouse gases are significantly reduced, new study says

The fate of coral reefs around the world remains grim should global warming continues at its current rate, according to the latest research.
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Coral reefs could stop growing in 10 years due to climate change: Study
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‘It’s Not Too Late’: Is America ready for solar power?

ABC News’ Ginger Zee takes a look at the growing demand and need for renewable solar energy.
1 month ago
‘It’s Not Too Late’: Is America ready for solar power?
1 month ago

New species of prehistoric turtle discovered in Madagascar

Scientists have discovered a new species of turtle that lived millions of years ago in Madagascar.
1 month ago
New species of prehistoric turtle discovered in Madagascar
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People of color more exposed than whites to air pollution

Across America, people of color are exposed to more air pollution than whites from industry, vehicles, construction and many other sources, a new study has found
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Snake River is most endangered in the country: Inside the fight to save it

Advocates are fighting to save the Snake River, the most endangered river in the United States.
2 months ago
Inside the battle to save the most endangered river in the country
2 months ago

Temple sets world record for candles lit on Earth Day

A Thai Buddhist temple set a world record by lighting over 300,000 candles to mark Earth Day.
2 months ago
Temple sets world record for candles lit on Earth Day
2 months ago

The 'white gold rush': Inside a lithium mine, where stores of recyclable energy lie

Lithium powers many of our devices as well as electric vehicles. Western states are believed to hold an immense amount of the metal and some say it could help the U.S. reach its climate goals.
2 months ago
The 'white gold rush': Inside a lithium mine, where stores of recyclable energy lie
2 months ago

President Biden’s big Earth Day announcement

He’s calling on the U.S. to slash greenhouse emissions in half by 2030.
2 months ago
President Biden’s big Earth Day announcement
2 months ago

Using scraps to create the future of fashion

Zero Waste Daniel talks about how he’s creating his line of genderless clothing and accessories while helping to reduce waste.
2 months ago
Using scraps to create the future of fashion
2 months ago

Here’s what you can and can’t recycle

Environmental activist and author Jennie Romer provides helpful information on what can be recycled, including common household items.
2 months ago
Here’s what you can and can’t recycle
2 months ago

Drone footage shows massive floating solar farm in Thailand

Thailand is constructing one of the world's largest hybrid solar-hydro power projects, a massive solar farm combined with a hydroelectric dam.
2 months ago
Drone footage shows massive floating solar farm
2 months ago

Milan gets buzzier with 1 million bees in designer hives

Italy’s financial and fashion capital of Milan has become a little buzzier with a project that mixes biodiversity with art
2 months ago
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Making Earth a better place

Meet the 10-year-old frog expert on a mission to save his favorite species. He tells ABC News' Will Ganss about his Earth Day mission.
2 months ago
Making Earth a better place
2 months ago

Earth Day 2021: Why reforestation is a crucial part of saving the environment

Climate change may be the hot environmental topic of the moment, but restoring the Earth, the theme of this year's Earth Day, will play a crucial role.
2 months ago
Earth Day 2021: Why reforestation is crucial to saving the environment
2 months ago

Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green

The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along the way
2 months ago
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How lithium is affecting the environment

Lithium is needed to help eco-friendly cars run and extracting it is part of a billion-dollar industry, but ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee explores how it is damaging the planet.
2 months ago
How lithium is affecting the environment
2 months ago

Report criticizes offshore oil and gas environmental agency

A federal watchdog office says the agency in charge of offshore oil and gas environmental regulations doesn’t have a strong inspection program for working pipelines and doesn't adequately make sure companies clean and bury those no longer in use
2 months ago
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Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst
2 months ago
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Winners of $20M contest make concrete to trap carbon dioxide

There are two winners of a $20 million contest to make products from carbon dioxide emitted by power plants
2 months ago
Winners of $20M contest make concrete to trap carbon dioxide
2 months ago

Noise pollution may prevent forest growth: Study

Loud sounds may scare away animals that drop seeds, which could slow forest growth is some areas.
2 months ago
Noise pollution may prevent forest growth: Study
2 months ago

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Officials project that man-made lakes used for water will fall to historic lows.
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National Geographic magazine puts spotlight on world’s oceans

The issue features dramatic images of the deterioration of entire reef systems and how science is hoping to make a difference.
2 months ago
National Geographic magazine puts spotlight on world’s oceans
2 months ago

Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

A city built on a reputation for excess wants to become a model for conservation
2 months ago
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Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

The country has seen record levels of air pollution, other ecological problems.
2 months ago
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Biden administration faces increasing calls to stop companies from 'greenwashing'

As the White House prioritizes climate change, more advocacy groups and businesses are honing in on "greenwashing" as a problem the government needs to address.
2 months ago
Biden administration faces increasing calls to stop companies from 'greenwashing'