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April 18

ER visits for heat illness rose in 2023 amid record temperatures, CDC report finds

Some U.S. regions saw the highest rate of heat-related ER visits since 2018.
April 18
People spend time near a fountain during extreme heat wave in New York, July 27, 2023.
April 17

New study calculates climate change's economic bite will hit about $38 trillion a year by 2049

A new study says climate change will reduce future global income by about 19% in the next 25 years compared to a fictional world that’s not warming, with the poorest areas and those least responsible for heat-trapping gases taking the biggest monetary hit
April 17
FILE - A man buys a cool drink from a roadside vendor on a sunny day in Mahawewa, a village north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 29, 2024. A new study says climate change will reduce future global income by about 19% in the next 25 years compared to a fictional world that’s not warming. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
April 16

Bill Weir talks climate change solutions and what keeps him hopeful

Journalist Bill Weir sheds light on innovative solutions tackling the effects of climate change and his book, “Life As We Know It Can Be.”
April 16
VIDEO: Bill Weir talks climate change solutions and what keeps him hopeful
April 16

Greece plans 2 marine protected areas as part of environmental protection program

Greece aims to create two large marine parks as part of an $830 million program to protect biodiversity and marine ecosystems
April 16
FILE - In this Monday, May 25, 2020 photo, medical staff in a dinghy leaves from the Aegean Sea island of Milos to Sikinos island, Greece. Greece aims to create two large marine parks as part of a 780 million euro program to protect biodiversity and marine ecosystems, with the plans to be formally announced at an international oceans conference starting in Athens Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
April 15

4th mass coral reef bleaching event threatens world's oceans: NOAA

Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15
Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15

4th global coral reef bleaching event underway as oceans continue to warm: NOAA

Mass coral reef bleaching can subject coral to mortality without intervention.
April 15
Underwater photo of bleached corals on a coral reef in the Maldives.
April 15

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Reef scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time due to prolonged warming of the oceans
April 15
In this image provide by NOAA, a fish swims near coral showing signs of bleaching at Cheeca Rocks off the coast of Islamorada, Fla., on July 23, 2023. Reef scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time due to prolonged warming of the oceans. (Andrew Ibarra/NOAA via AP)
April 11

Environmentalists protest as Biden administration approves huge oil export terminal off Texas coast

The Biden administration has approved construction of a deepwater oil export terminal off the Texas coast that would be the largest of its kind in the United States
April 11
FILE - An oil tanker passes along a channel, March 2, 2022, in Port Aransas, Texas. President Joe Biden's administration has approved construction of The Sea Port Oil Terminal, a deepwater oil export terminal off the Texas coast that would be the largest of its kind in the United States. Environmentalists called the move a betrayal of Biden’s climate agenda and said would lead to planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to nearly 90 coal fired-power plants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 10

Climate change threatens loon population, new study shows

Increased rainfall and decline in water clarity hurts loon reproductive success.
April 10
In this June 2020 photo, breeding male and female loons feed tiny fish to their chicks, which are 3-5 days old, on Muskellunge Lake in Lincoln County, Wis.
April 08

How to help combat rising global temperatures as Earth breaks more records

There are simple things people can do to help combat global warming.
April 08
Joggers run along the Tidal Basin on March 14, 2024 in Washington, DC.
April 08

March 2024 hottest March on record: Copernicus report

March was also the 10th consecutive month with record breaking global temperatures.
April 08
March was also the 10th consecutive month with record breaking global temperatures.
April 05

Austria likely to be largely ice-free within 45 years as glaciers recede quickly, experts say

Experts say Austrian glaciers receded last year at a rapid pace and the Alpine country is likely to be largely ice-free in 40 to 45 years
April 05
FILE - Glaciologist Andrea Fischer from the Austrian Academy of Sciences climbs up at the Jamtalferner Glacier near Galtuer, Austria, on Sept. 6, 2023. Austrian glaciers receded last year at a rapid pace, and the Alpine country is likely to be largely ice-free in 40 to 45 years as the process continues, experts said Friday April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
April 04

Climate change more about what's wasted than what's used, author says

Edward Humes says transportation needs to be addressed to save the world.
April 04
Edward Humes speaks to ABC News Live on April 3, 2024 about his new book.
April 03

'Total Garbage' author Edward Humes on solutions to pollution crisis

ABC News' Phil Lipof speaks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes about his new book, "Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World," and ways to live greener.
April 03
VIDEO: 'Total Garbage' author Edward Humes on solutions to pollution crisis
March 29

EPA announces new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles

The agency announced new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles in an effort to fight climate change.
March 29
The agency announced new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles in an effort to fight climate change.
March 29

Gas prices climb nearly 14%

Warm weather travelers are driving up demand for gas, combining with refineries switching to a blend of more expensive summer fuel, experts said.
March 29
Warm weather travelers are driving up demand for gas, combining with refineries switching to a blend of more expensive summer fuel, experts said.
March 29

EPA's new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards are effort to fight climate change

The agency says the move will avoid 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
March 29
Electric trucks parked outside the Volvo AB Trucks Tuve plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Volvo are due to release their latest earnings, July 19, 2023.
March 28

Melting polar ice is changing the Earth's rotation, affecting time measurement: Study

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) may lose a second for the first time.
March 28
Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft.
March 28

This is where all the water from the Colorado River is going

The Colorado River has about 19% less volume than in the year 2000.
March 28
Lake Mead behind Hoover Dam, Nev., April 3, 2023.
March 26

Why 70% of the world's wine-growing regions could soon be unsuitable to grow grapes

Other regions farther to the north could start to produce more wine.
March 26
Vineyards and pastures, Jan. 26, 2024, in Solvang, Calif.
March 26

Climate change could impact up to 70% of wine growing regions: Study review

As temperatures increase and drought becomes more commonplace, some regions could become inhospitable for wine grape growth.
March 26
As temperatures increase and drought becomes more commonplace, some regions could become inhospitable for wine grape growth.
March 21

Further rise in food prices possible if global temperatures continue to rise

Extreme weather events could disrupt agricultural productivity in the future.
March 21
A harvesting truck clears up drought-stressed fields in San Jeronimo Sud, Santa Fe, Argentina, on March 12, 2023.
March 21

How rising global temperatures can increase food prices: Study

The paper, published in Communications Earth & Environment, found that countries in Africa and South America will be impacted the most.
March 21
The paper, published in Communications Earth & Environment, found that countries in Africa and South America will be impacted the most.
March 20

Why the National Park Service is cutting down 150 of Washington, DC's cherry blossoms

Rising sea levels and warming temperatures are impacting the blossoms.
March 20
People take photos of "Stumpy" the cherry tree at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC on March 19, 2024. Stumpy, along with some 140 cherry trees, will be removed as part of a seawall rehabilitation project.
March 20

Climate change leading to longer, more concentrated allergy seasons 

With warmer winters and earlier springs, pollen seasons are starting far earlier than they used to, according to experts.
March 20
With warmer winters and earlier springs, pollen seasons are starting far earlier than they used to, according to experts.
March 20

How climate change is affecting DC's iconic cherry blossoms

Many of Washington's iconic flowering cherry trees will be cut down because of climate change.
March 20
Many of Washington's iconic flowering cherry trees will be cut down because of climate change.
March 20

How 1 company reduces carbon footprint to support sustainability

"GMA" sponsor Michelin recently hosted a Sustainability Summit and continues to innovate with technology for vehicles and for top-tier restaurants.
March 20
VIDEO: How 1 company reduces carbon footprint to support sustainability
March 19

These are the solutions necessary to reduce methane emissions, experts say

Carbon dioxide isn't the only culprit responsible for global warming.
March 19
Workers extracting oil from oil wells in the Permian Basin in Midland, TX, May 3, 2018.
March 14

How climate change is impacting dogsledding

The owner of Winterdance Dogsled Tours spoke to ABC News about the impact climate change has had on her business and beloved winter activity.
March 14
The owner of Winterdance Dogsled Tours spoke to ABC News about the impact climate change has had on her business and beloved winter activity.
March 14

Why an Alabama bay has seen an increase of bull sharks

Bull sharks are one of the most aggressive species of shark in the world.
March 14
Bull sharks are one of the most aggressive species of shark in the world.
March 14

Why an Alabama bay has seen an increase in bull sharks in the last 2 decades

A marine wildlife expert discusses whether people should take caution.
March 14
A bull shark gets up close to inspect divers during an eco tourism shark dive off of Jupiter, FL, May 5, 2022.
March 13

Underwater speakers could help save coral reefs: Study 

A recent study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution showed increased coral larvae settlement in areas where sounds of a healthy reef were played through underwater speakers.
March 13
A recent study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution showed increased coral larvae settlement in areas where sounds of a healthy reef were played through underwater speakers.
March 12

Researchers discover new technique to encourage the restoration of degraded corals

Corals rely on rich soundscapes to thrive, researchers have discovered.
March 12
In this undated file photo, a vibrantly colored coral reef is shown in the British Virgin Islands.
February 28

How the dying populations of king salmon are affecting humans, orcas

Chinook are vital to Alaska's economy but also to the survival of other species.
February 28
Heather Douville cuts king salmon in preparation for smoking.
March 06

This is how many months in a row Earth has seen record-warm temperatures

Global sea surface temperatures remain at unprecedented levels
March 06
Skiers deal with a dignificant decline in snow, at the Tanvaldsky Spicak ski resort in Albrechtice, Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic, on Feb. 29, 2024.
March 06

These are the fastest-sinking coastal cities in the US, research shows

Several regions face increased flooding from the double threat.
March 06
In this Aug. 30, 2021, file photo, a truck drives through flooded streets in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
February 29

Why the warming effects of this El Niño event will linger for several months

The current El Niño event is almost over, but the warming will persist.
February 29
In this Dec. 5, 2023 file photo, people are seen swimming in the Caribbean Sea off the shore of Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
February 29

Climate change could unearth, disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by the US

Long-term environmental changes were not taken into account during disposal.
February 29
Drainage system with dirt cone on the surface of the ice sheet. The brown sediment on the ice is created by the rapid melting of the ice. Landscape of the Greenland ice sheet near Kangerlussuaq.
February 28

Climate change could unearth nuclear waste buried by US, officials say

A report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that Cold War-era waste could be unearthed by 2100.
February 28
VIDEO: Climate change could unearth nuclear waste buried by US, officials say
February 14

Why ice did not form in the Great Lakes this winter season

The ice isn't coming this season, with warmer-than-usual temperatures forecast.
February 14
Lake Michigan just north of Muskegon on Feb. 11, 2024.
February 14

Far-reaching locust outbreaks tied to climate change, scientists say

Locust hotspots could soon expand due to rising temperatures.
February 14
Farmers walk amidst a locusts swarm near a wheat field in Afghanistan, June 4, 2023.
July 19

How fossil fuel emissions add to the climate emergency

The increase in greenhouse gas emissions from human activity has thrown off the Earth’s natural balance, leading to global warming and climate change, experts say.
July 19
VIDEO: How fossil fuel emissions add to the climate emergency
February 13

What scientists learned after strapping a collar camera to polar bears

Terrestrial animals will not provide the bears with the nutrients they need.
February 13
Polar bear on land in the Western Hudson Bay region.
February 08

January was the warmest one on record: Report

Climate scientists say last month was the warmest January on record globally and the eighth consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.
February 08
VIDEO: January was the warmest one on record: Report
February 08

The Great Lakes have barely any ice due to warm winter temperatures

The upper Midwest has experienced some of the nation’s strongest winter warming trends, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
February 08
The upper Midwest has experienced some of the nation’s strongest winter warming trends, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
February 08

Chelsea Clinton puts the spotlight on climate change

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton brings awareness to a variety of community-driven solutions to make the planet better for future generations.
February 08
VIDEO: Chelsea Clinton puts the spotlight on climate change
February 08

January was the warmest month on record: Scientists

The average surface air temperature on Earth in January was 55.65 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new report from Copernicus.
February 08
The average surface air temperature on Earth in January was 55.65 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new report from Copernicus.
February 07

Earth has just seen its hottest 8 months on record, but why is it happening?

January was also the eighth consecutive warmest month, according to Copernicus.
February 07
People run on the National Mall, Jan. 26, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
February 08

NASA launches tool to help track global warming

NASA is launching a tool that could help scientists better understand climate change.
February 08
VIDEO: NASA launches tool to help track global warming
February 05

How climate change contributes to atmospheric rivers

The California coast is currently getting pummeled with heavy rain from atmospheric rivers.
February 05
The California coast is currently getting pummeled with heavy rain from atmospheric rivers.