Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, according to the United Nations' first comprehensive report on biodiversity.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
With release of the special counsel's fuller report looming, President Donald Trump and his campaign are twisting the words of his attorney general and the facts of the Russia investigation. Here's a closer look at the president's claims in the…
By Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward, Associated Press
The coordinated 'school strikes' were inspired by a 16-year-old, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.
By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
In our Wednesday news wrap, a lawyer for Michael Cohen defended Cohen’s denials that he had sought a presidential pardon. A letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chair of the House Oversight Committee, stated that Cohen hadn’t “personally” asked President…
By Seth Borenstein, Christina Larson, Associated Press
The sixth Global Environment Outlook indicates environmental problems are making things more dangerous for people.
By Julia Griffin
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an unusual phenomenon has appeared in a river in Westbrook, Maine: A giant ice disk that spans about 100 yards across and spins counter-clockwise. The disk is a natural although uncommon occurrence…
Andrew Wheeler, the EPA's acting head, appeared before a Senate committee for confirmation hearings in his bid to keep the position on a permanent basis. But the government shutdown has brought many of the EPA's daily operations to a halt,…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Trump administration is poised to withdraw federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark water rules.
By Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California– Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The late president, who majored in economics at Yale, believed that market-based solutions could protect the environment at lower cost than other strategies.
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