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Somber Monument To Mark Glacier Lost To Climate Change
Scientists are memorializing Iceland's first glacier lost to global warming with a poignant "letter to the future."
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New York City Could Be Headed For Another Blackout As Heat Wave Looms
Temperatures could creep up to nearly 100 degrees, threatening to overload the electrical grid.
Barry Downgraded To Tropical Depression, Still Poses Flooding Threat
By Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew, AP
The storm weakened to a tropical depression as it swept inland through Gulf Coast states on Sunday, sparing New Orleans but threatening floods to other areas.
Tropical Storm Barry Rolls Into Louisiana, Spares New Orleans
By By Sarah Blake Morgan and Janet McConnaughey, AP
New Orleans was spared the worst effects of the storm that weakened from hurricane status.
Barry Weakens To Tropical Storm As It Hits Louisiana Coast
By Kevin McGill and Janet McConnaughey, AP
The storm, which will be a stress test on New Orleans' levees, was previously dubbed a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Barry Approaches As Louisiana Prepares For Epic Rain
By Kevin McGill and Janet McConnaughey, AP
The strengthening storm is expected to blow ashore early Saturday near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season.
New Orleans Area Braces For First Hurricane Of The Season
By Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana, AP
“There are three ways that Louisiana can flood: storm surge, high rivers and rain,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “We’re going to have all three.”
Here's How Quickly A Seemingly Adorable Bear Can Turn On You
One minute, it's a cute little bear. The next...
New Orleans Braces For More Flooding, Possible Hurricane
By Chevel Johnson and Janet McConnaughey, AP
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that there could be “a considerable amount of overtopping” of levees.
Bush's EPA Chief Slams Trump's Environment Speech: 'He's Living In His Own Reality'
Alexander C. Kaufman
Republican Christine Todd Whitman said Trump knows he's "on shaky ground" going into the 2020 election.
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The Surprising Ways Big Cities Are Good For The Environment
How urban living can cap population growth and help conserve natural resources.
California Experienced Back-to-Back Earthquakes. Here’s What To Expect Next.
“This was a very good wakeup call, essentially,” an emergency official said before urging residents to think about preparedness.
News Anchors Shaken On Live TV As Southern California Earthquake Hits
"I think we need to get under the desk."
6.9 Earthquake Felt In Southern California
It was felt as far away as Las Vegas, and the USGS says it also was felt in Mexico.
Aftershocks Following Southern California Earthquake
A widely felt magnitude 5.4 quake before dawn Friday was the strongest aftershock thus far.
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Anchorage, Alaska, Shatters All-Time Heat Record, And It Could Get Hotter Still
Temperatures spiked to 90 degrees for the first time in the city's history.
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Scientists Fear Extinction After Six Rare Right Whales Die In A Month
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Southern California
By John Antczak and Olga R. Rodriguez, AP
The quake struck about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles, with no injuries reported.
Big Insurer Ditches Coal Coverage In Win For Climate Action Groups
Chubb becomes first major U.S. insurance company to restrict coverage for coal, citing the threat of climate change.
Scorching Temperatures Smash Records In U.S., Europe
Scientists warn that heat waves are becoming increasingly common due to human-caused climate change.
Freak Hail Storm Hits Guadalajara, Mexico, Blanketing City In Ice
A freak hail storm struck one of Mexico's most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets.
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The Devastating Reason Some Women Are Deciding Not To Have Children
"It was a powerful relief to say it out loud and to hear someone else recognize it.”
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Mussels Cooked To Death In Their Shells In Unusual Heat On Northern California Shore
Mussels are the “canaries in the coal mine for climate change — only this canary provides food and habitat for hundreds of other species," says a biologist.
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Florida Red Tide Has Killed 174 Dolphins Over The Past Year
The algal bloom has also killed fish, sea turtles and manatees along the Gulf Coast.
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Trump’s Attack On Climate Science Echoes Big Oil’s 1998 Denial Campaign
The oil industry hatched a plan to recruit scientists to sow doubt about the climate change threat. The White House carries that torch.
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World Headed For ‘Climate Apartheid,’ UN Expert Warns
The climate crisis threatens human rights and could push another 120 million people into poverty by 2030, a U.N. report says.
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