There is probably no greater divergence between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s views than on climate change. Clinton thinks it poses grave danger, while Trump thinks it’s a fantasy. William Brangham asks The New York Times’ Coral Davenport and The…
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a major contributor to global warming. But what if there were a way to turn that gas into rock and store it safely, thousands of feet underground? One power plant in Iceland is attempting…
The second large-scale fire in California this week is raging through the southern part of the state, and the fatal flooding in Louisiana is worsening. Combined with the fact that this past July was the planet’s single hottest month recorded,…
2016 is also quickly outpacing last year as the hottest year ever.
By PBS NewsHour
Climate change, overfishing and pollution would naturally seem harmful for marine life. But one group of animals appears to be thriving: jellyfish. The blob-like creatures reproduce rapidly in higher temperatures and can prosper in waters tainted by human activity, such…
The San Francisco Bay’s wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate due to encroaching development, leaving the local ecosystem at risk. Moreover, the wetlands can store as much carbon as a tropical rainforest, an invaluable asset in the effort to…
By Vikram Mansharamani
A wildfire rages, displacing tens of thousands. Droughts ravage crops, leaving tens of millions hungry. An African nation sells off some of its famous wildlife. Bleaching harms stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. What's happening? El Niño.
By Yoram Bauman
In Washington state, a grassroots campaign to tax carbon emissions has gained steam. But how does a carbon tax work? For that, we turn to cartoons.
By Shannon Hall, Scientific American
Melting ice and shifting rain patterns are causing the north and south poles to drift.
Rising sea levels are more threatening than originally believed, according to a new study on Antarctic glaciers in the journal Nature.
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