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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:49 AM CDT

Bird Populations Are Under Threat, But Birdwatchers Can Help

Bird Populations Are Under Threat, But Birdwatchers Can Help

The types of birds coming through your neighborhood are probably changing, and so is the timing of their migrations. Birdwatchers noticing these differences are on the front line in figuring out how climate...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 01:59 PM CDT

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Democrats Challenge Trump's UN Nominee on Climate Change

Three Democratic senators are calling on President's Donald Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador to clarify that she will put U.S. interests ahead of her own financial interests when it comes to climate...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 07:35 AM CDT

1 Million Species Face Human-Caused Extinction: UN Report

1 Million Species Face Human-Caused Extinction: UN Report

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at the threat of extinction for...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 05:56 AM CDT

Why Recycling Is Becoming More Expensive in South Florida

Why Recycling Is Becoming More Expensive in South Florida

Recycling is important for Feleti Romero and her family. "We think of it as a way to help the planet," Romero said. "There's so much pollution and so much going into the ocean." They take extra steps to do it...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 07:58 AM CDT

Presidential Hopeful Inslee Wants 100% Clean Energy by 2030

Presidential Hopeful Inslee Wants 100% Clean Energy by 2030

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:59 PM CDT

Trump Easing Offshore Drilling Safety Rules From Deepwater

Trump Easing Offshore Drilling Safety Rules From Deepwater

The Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:01 PM CDT

UK Climate Panel Sets Big Goals: Less Meat, Electric Cars

UK Climate Panel Sets Big Goals: Less Meat, Electric Cars

The U.K. should eliminate almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:16 AM CDT

Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-Based Meats Rise

Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-Based Meats Rise

The Nasdaq is adding fake meat to its diet. Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, made its debut on the stock exchange Thursday. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 09:17 AM CDT

Supersized Solar Farms Sprout Around the World

Supersized Solar Farms Sprout Around the World

Power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms, with a collection of more than 5 million photovoltaic panels in southern Egypt set to be globe's largest, NBC News reported. The $4 billion...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:28 AM CDT

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

German automaker Daimler will stop selling its all-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars in the United States and Canada, according to a company spokesman. The company will stop selling Smart in the two countries...

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