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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 08:10 PM EDT

Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 08:55 AM EDT

Climate Change Will Crush Real Estate Values for Investors Who Don’t Prepare, New Report Says

Climate Change Will Crush Real Estate Values for Investors Who Don’t Prepare, New Report Says

For any investor, measuring opportunity against risk is critical. And for real estate investors in particular, risk is rising exponentially in the age of climate change. To that end, big real estate firms...

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 12:35 PM EDT

Glaciers Are Shrinking Faster Than Scientists Thought: Study

Glaciers Are Shrinking Faster Than Scientists Thought: Study

Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive...

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 11:33 AM EDT

Beyond Paper Straws: More Hacks for Reducing Plastic at Home

Beyond Paper Straws: More Hacks for Reducing Plastic at Home

To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones....

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 01:47 AM EDT

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue. Josh Willis is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 12:16 AM EDT

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

One of three people, including two Temple University graduates, behind what is believed to be the biggest scam involving clean energy in American history was sentenced Friday in Philadelphia federal court. Ama...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:42 AM EDT

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 04:07 PM EDT

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

The iconic cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. are impacted by climate change. Their peak blooms have shifted five days earlier over the past century.

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 12:12 PM EDT

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. And scientists studying global warming are trying to learn why, TODAY reports. That’s why Al Roker headed to Utqiagvik, Alaska, considered ground zero for...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 12:42 AM EDT

It’s Not You. Allergy Seasons Are Getting Longer and Worse

It’s Not You. Allergy Seasons Are Getting Longer and Worse

If it feels like the annual allergy season is getting longer and worse, it’s because it is. Climate researchers say rising temperatures and higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are...

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

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

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