Climate

Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds

Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds

Tropical storms are increasingly forming and making landfall before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season as ocean temperatures warm, a new study published in Nature Communications finds. The study’s publication comes as NOAA considers moving the official June 1 start date up to May 15. As reported by The Washington Post: The start date is […]

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    Drought Reveals Long-Submerged Settlements in Europe

    Drought Reveals Long-Submerged Settlements in Europe

    The Welsh village of Llanwddyn is the latest submerged settlement to be revealed by falling water levels as Europe’s worst drought in centuries continues to parch the region. Residents of Llanwddyn were displaced in the 1880s by the Liverpool Corporation Waterworks to make way for a reservoir for that rapidly growing industrial city. The then-submerged […]

    Doctors Warn Climate Crisis Could Lead to More Skin Cancer

    Doctors Warn Climate Crisis Could Lead to More Skin Cancer

    Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). Most cases of melanoma can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and excess exposure increases the risk of all types of skin cancer. The climate crisis is causing higher temperatures in […]

    Protect This Place: Italy’s World Heritage Beech Forests

    Protect This Place: Italy’s World Heritage Beech Forests

    By Olivia Box The Place Nestled at the very edge of the toe of mainland Italy you’ll find Aspromonte National Park, one of the wildest places in Italy. It sits at the end of the Apennines, which start just below the western Alps and run through central Italy to the toe of the country’s “boot.” […]

    ‘Big Win’ for Climate and Public Lands as U.S. Judge Reinstates Coal Lease Ban

    ‘Big Win’ for Climate and Public Lands as U.S. Judge Reinstates Coal Lease Ban

    By Brett Wilkins Climate and Indigenous activists on Friday applauded the reinstatement of an Obama-era moratorium prohibiting new coal leases on all public lands until after the completion of a thorough environmental review. Brian Morris, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Montana, issued an order reinstating the 2016 moratorium, which Ryan Zinke, former President Donald Trump’s disgraced interior secretary, reversed the […]

    Vanuatu Announces World’s Strongest Pollution Reduction Goals

    Vanuatu Announces World’s Strongest Pollution Reduction Goals

    Vanuatu — an island nation that’s barely culpable for, yet extremely vulnerable to, climate change — has announced the world’s strongest pollution reduction targets. Already carbon-negative, Vanuatu pledged to produce 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 while also reducing fossil fuel consumption to near zero. It also called for the creation of a UN financial facility […]

    House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

    House Passes Inflation Reduction Act

    Without the support of a single Republican, Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday gave final passage to a $740 billion piece of legislation that includes historic investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large corporations, and a landmark requirement for Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of a subset of prescription drugs.