The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found that the most important thing an individual can do to reduce their climate impact is to stop driving gas-powered cars. So it’s appropriate that New York City is celebrating Earth Day with its largest-ever Car-Free Earth Day.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, paper and cardboard were the largest components of municipal solid waste in the United States with citizens throwing away a total of 67.4 million tons a year. Around 68 percent of that was recycled, while the other 32 percent was either incinerated or left in […]
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court denied ExxonMobil’s attempt to stop the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts from investigating whether the company lied about its knowledge of climate change. The decision was handed down by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which said Exxon couldn’t sue Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura […]
Pollen levels could triple in some places as the world warms, and allergy season will start more than a month earlier and be far more intense, new research shows. Pollen season in the U.S. used to start around St. Patrick’s Day, but now often starts around Valentine’s Day as a warming climate prompts plants to […]
Apparently, climate denial is a major turn-off. New data from dating app OKCupid shared with The Hill on Thursday revealed that a potential match’s opinion on the climate crisis was the biggest “deal breaker” issue for love seekers. “We have just seen over time, climate change being more and more this huge topic for our […]
Coral reefs are known to be extremely vulnerable to the rising global temperatures that are the result of human-caused climate change. According to a new 22-month study, three common coral species in Hawaii may be more resilient to rising ocean temperatures than once thought, and could withstand a temperature increase up to the Paris Agreement […]
Rachel Carson and Greta Thunberg are household names, but the list of female environmentalists throughout history is long. Like many fields, the accomplishments of women in environmental work have often been overshadowed by men – particularly in the early years of the environmental movement.
The Southwestern U.S. is currently experiencing its worst megadrought in 1,200 years, a new study has found. The research, published in Nature Climate Change Monday, found that the period from 2000 to 2021 was the region’s driest since at least 800 A.D.
Climate change, on top of a long list of societal inequities, disproportionately harms incarcerated people in the U.S., a multi-part Intercept investigation reveals. California, Texas, and Florida have the highest incarcerated populations and also face some of the most frequent and extreme impacts of climate change. Justin Phillips, who has a kidney condition that makes […]