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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 08:35 AM EDT

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 06:56 AM EDT

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 08:58 AM EDT

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 08:59 PM EDT

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 01:01 PM EDT

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 12:16 PM EDT

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 10:17 AM EDT

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 08:28 AM EDT

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...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:34 PM EDT

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 09:04 AM EDT

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Exposure to UVB radiation from the sun causes non-melanoma skin cancer and is linked to increased risk of melanoma development, according to the National Cancer Institute. People with fair skin or who are...

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First Alert: Tracking a Monday Storm Threat
First Alert: Tracking a Monday Storm Threat

Our team of First Alert Meteorologists are tracking the threat for strong, potentially severe, storms Monday afternoon and into the evening.

Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School
Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School

Bethel Middle School will be closed on Monday after a fire broke out inside of the school on Sunday afternoon.

12-Year-Old Hartford Girl Reported Missing, Hasn't Been Seen Since Wednesday
12-Year-Old Hartford Girl Reported Missing, Hasn't Been Seen Since Wednesday

Hartford police say that Lexlian Rosa was last seen boarding the school bus on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:05 a.m.

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3 Ways to Use Your Health Plan When You're Well

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Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him Into a Trade War
Trump's 'Great Patriot' Farmers Follow Him Into a Trade War

Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's...

Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog
Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog

Residents of a home in Shelton and their dog are safe after a police officer heading to work saw smoke coming from their house and helped them escape.