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June 26, 2022, 8:22 PM

Grand Canyon won't seek volunteers to kill bison this fall

National park won't extend a pilot project using volunteers to downsize the herd
June 26, 2022, 8:22 PM
June 26, 2022, 4:34 PM

'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

Oregon farmers are fighting against future grasshopper and cricket infestations.
June 26, 2022, 4:34 PM
June 21, 2022, 3:23 PM

Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley' residents in clean air fight

Cancer Alley’s predominantly Black communities are surrounded by 150 industrial plants, a situation the United Nations called “environmental racism.”
June 21, 2022, 3:23 PM
Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley' residents fighting for cleaner air
June 21, 2022, 2:31 AM

A push for clean air in Louisiana’s ‘cancer alley’

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports from Louisiana’s “Chemical Corridor” on the urgency to clean the air as residents there are skeptical of carbon capture technology that could help improve their air.
June 21, 2022, 2:31 AM
A push for clean air in Louisiana’s ‘cancer alley’
June 19, 2022, 8:12 AM

New park in central Bangkok gives Thais needed green space

Thailand's bustling, congested capital has a new park, an oasis of green that is part of a drive to bring shade, peace and quiet to a hot and noisy city and make it a more livable place by 2030
June 19, 2022, 8:12 AM
New park in central Bangkok gives Thais needed green space
June 16, 2022, 9:43 PM

California won't immediately list Joshua tree as threatened

California won’t be listing the iconic western Joshua tree as a threatened species for now
June 16, 2022, 9:43 PM
June 15, 2022, 10:52 AM

Satellite spots huge burst of methane from Russian coal mine

It's one of the largest releases of the potent greenhouse gas ever seen.
June 15, 2022, 10:52 AM
June 14, 2022, 1:01 PM

Philadelphia gardening experts share eco-friendly tips

Ginger Zee visited the Philadelphia Flower Show to learn how to garden for the greater good as part of the "GMA" Closer to Home tour.
June 14, 2022, 1:01 PM
Philadelphia gardening experts share eco-friendly tips
June 10, 2022, 7:53 PM

Dutch government angers farmers with tough emission goals

The plan would lead to major upheavals in the Netherlands' agriculture industry.
June 10, 2022, 7:53 PM
Dutch government angers farmers with tough emission goals
June 10, 2022, 3:45 PM

New restrictions on ships to protect whales coming soon

The federal government is close to releasing new rules to help protect whales.
June 10, 2022, 3:45 PM
New restrictions on ships to protect whales coming soon
June 8, 2022, 1:31 PM

How plastic is affecting the Earth's oceans

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee highlights the issue for World Oceans Day.
June 8, 2022, 1:31 PM
How plastic is affecting the Earth's oceans
June 6, 2022, 10:39 PM

Biden orders emergency steps to boost U.S. solar production

President Joe Biden has ordered emergency measures to boost crucial supplies to U.S. solar manufacturers
June 6, 2022, 10:39 PM
Biden waives solar panel tariffs, seeks to boost production
June 6, 2022, 8:30 PM

UN: Climate shocks, war fuel multiple looming food crises

Two U.N. food agencies are warning of multiple, looming food crises on the planet
June 6, 2022, 8:30 PM
UN: 'Climate shocks' fueling multiple, looming food crises
June 5, 2022, 7:50 PM

Agency ruling delivers big setback to Okefenokee mining plan

The Army Corps of Engineers is reasserting jurisdiction over the proposal.
June 5, 2022, 7:50 PM
June 3, 2022, 10:12 PM

EPA raises amount of ethanol that must be blended with gas

Most gasoline sold in the U.S. contains 10% ethanol.
June 3, 2022, 10:12 PM
EPA raises amount of ethanol that must be blended with gas
1 month ago

Study suggests protecting 30% of global lands could benefit biodiversity and climate change

The study released by Science Advances says at least 1,000 species could benefit from protecting 30% of global lands by 2030.
1 month ago
Protecting 30% of global lands could benefit biodiversity and climate change: Study
1 month ago

At Davos, climate activists say major issues ignored

Climate activists are reflecting on discussions during this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
1 month ago
At Davos, climate activists say major issues ignored
1 month ago

EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?

It will be the World Economic Forum's first in-person gathering in two years.
1 month ago
EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?
1 month ago

Startup recycling company in Louisiana offers solution for glass waste

Startup recycling company in Louisiana offers solution for glass waste.
1 month ago
How a startup recycling company puts glass to good use
1 month ago

Iceland restaurant with tomato-based menu embraces renewable energy

Friðheimar's selection of tomato ice cream and beer are made possibly by heat and power courtesy of the region's spouting geysers.
1 month ago
Iceland restaurant with tomato-based menu embraces renewable energy
1 month ago

1 in 6 deaths attributed to pollution: Review

The analysis, led by an international team of scientists, indicates that pollution played a role in 9 million deaths globally in 2019.
1 month ago
1 in 6 deaths attributed to pollution: Review
1 month ago

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners
1 month ago
$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill
1 month ago

California panel unanimously rejects proposal for plant to turn ocean water into drinking water

California officials struck down a $1.4 billion plan to build a seaside desalination plant amid a water crisis sparked by megadrought and climate change.
1 month ago
State panel rejects proposal for plant to turn ocean water into drinking water
2 months ago

Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

Marine life is trying its best to resist global warming.
2 months ago
Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault
2 months ago

Biden order to boost mining may not have quick payoff

He turned to a Cold War-era law to boost production of lithium, other minerals.
2 months ago
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How fire management can be cost-effective way to limit emissions

Scientists are discovering how fire management practices can not only prevent explosive megafires but also help curb climate change.
2 months ago
 This is how much burned area is expected to increase in North America by 2050: Study
2 months ago

How the beauty industry is working to become more sustainable

Sustainable beauty has become a multibillion-dollar business and a celebrity favorite over the years, leading to more eco-friendly products and packaging.
2 months ago
How the beauty industry is working to become more sustainable
2 months ago

Reality check on cotton tote bags and their environmental impact

The ubiquitous cotton tote bag was called a "crisis" in a New York Times article.
2 months ago
Reality check on cotton tote bags and their environmental impact
2 months ago

Why EVs can play critical role in environment

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee's busting myths about electric vehicles and understanding their importance in helping the world go green.
2 months ago
Why EVs can play critical role in environment
2 months ago

Students open up about eco-anxiety

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee talks with teenagers about their growing concerns over climate change and the effect on their mental health.
2 months ago
Students open up about eco-anxiety
2 months ago

Jane Goodall, Apple team up to encourage tech recycling

Dr. Jane Goodall sat down with ABC News Live to discuss her latest efforts to encourage people to recycle their iPhones/
2 months ago
Jane Goodall, Apple team up to encourage tech recycling
2 months ago

Ginger Zee shares what she’s learned from her spring break electric road trip

After five days on the road, Zee has arrived in Miami’s South Beach to talk about the benefits and challenges of going electric.
2 months ago
Ginger Zee shares what she’s learned from her spring break electric road trip
2 months ago

With gas prices high, will Americans finally shift to electric vehicles?

ABC News’ Ginger Zee hits the road to test America's EV infrastructure and dispel myths about battery powered vehicles.
2 months ago
With gas prices high, will Americans finally shift to electric vehicles?
2 months ago

Helping the planet on this Earth Day

ABC News’ Will Ganss catches up with chief meteorologist Ginger Zee for some advice on how to protect the environment and reduce your impact.
2 months ago
Helping the planet on this Earth Day
2 months ago

Sustainable companies combat the carbon footprint of fast fashion

Out with the old and in with the new. Spring is here and so are new trends in what we wear.
2 months ago
Sustainable companies combat the carbon footprint of fast fashion
2 months ago

How your ZIP code determines your lung health

Data from air quality monitors could lead us to a more just, greener future.
2 months ago
How your ZIP code determines your lung health
2 months ago

Louisiana ranks as one of the least environmentally friendly states

Meet two college friends who are tackling ecological issues, recycling glass and making much-needed sand for their New Orleans coastal community.
2 months ago
Louisiana ranks as one of the least environmentally friendly states
2 months ago

Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Florida utilities would gradually increase their renewable electricity, reaching 100% by 2050 under a proposed rule unveiled by the state’s agriculture commissioner
2 months ago
Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050
2 months ago

Saving the Earth by mail

Meet the 11-year-old who is saving the Earth one piece of junk mail at a time, turning them into seed bombs. ABC News' Will Ganss has her story.
2 months ago
Saving the Earth by mail
2 months ago

Almost half of Americans breathing more unhealthy air than ever before: Report

Almost half of Americans are experiencing more days of unhealthy and hazardous air quality than before, according to a report by the American Lung Association.
2 months ago
Almost half of Americans breathing more unhealthy air than ever before: Report
2 months ago

Eco-conscious travel gear on a mission to fight plastic pollution in the ocean

Meet Ryan Thompson, the combat veteran and airline pilot leading the charge against plastic pollution in oceans with his eco-conscious travel gear company, Orra.
2 months ago
Eco-conscious travel gear on a mission to fight plastic pollution in the ocean
2 months ago

Video game companies take steps to tackle environmental issues

As calls to tackle climate change get increasingly urgent, the video game industry is looking for ways to tackle its environmental footprint and use games to engage.
2 months ago
Video games look to conquer climate change on-screen and in real life
2 months ago

Social media influencers take on ‘zero-waste movement’

These influencers are sharing tips others can follow to cut down and eliminate waste.
2 months ago
Social media influencers take on ‘zero-waste movement’
2 months ago

Infuriating climate activists, Biden expands oil drilling on public land

President Joe Biden is bringing back leases for oil and gas drilling on federal land in a move that could help with high gas prices but is angering climate activists.
2 months ago
Biden resumes oil and gas leasing on public land, infuriating climate activists
2 months ago

How robots could help solve the US recycling problem

New technology made to streamline the process may help the U.S. make strides in eliminating the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills.
2 months ago
How robots could help solve the US recycling problem
2 months ago

US wildlife officials aim to address illegal wolf killings

The changes aim to address the killings through education, outreach and more.
2 months ago
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Climate activists block London bridges, UK oil terminals

Climate-change protesters have snarled traffic by blocking four London bridges
2 months ago
Climate activists block London bridges, UK oil terminals
2 months ago

In drought-stricken West, officials weigh emergency actions

Officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to some users.
2 months ago
In drought-stricken West, officials weigh emergency actions
3 months ago

WHO says 99% of world's population breathes poor-quality air

The U.N. health agency says nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality
3 months ago
WHO says 99% of world's population breathes poor-quality air
3 months ago

US taps $420M to boost water supplies hit by climate change

Federal officials are funneling more money to rural water projects in several states as the Biden administration looks to put a dent in growing infrastructure needs amid drought and climate change
3 months ago
US taps $420M to boost water supplies hit by climate change