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Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 08:57 PM EST

Consumer Goods Companies Preparing for Climate Change Impact

Consumer Goods Companies Preparing for Climate Change Impact

Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products — from soaps to sodas — are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation, according to a report published Monday. The survey of 16...

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 04:10 PM EST

Sen. Feinstein Debates Children Over Climate Change

Sen. Feinstein Debates Children Over Climate Change

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media. The 15-minute...

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 11:46 AM EST

Toxic Red Tide Appears to Have Faded From Florida's Waters

Toxic Red Tide Appears to Have Faded From Florida's Waters

Florida's coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released Wednesday says the toxic algae were no...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 03:58 PM EST

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

While Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it still was the fourth warmest on record, a new analysis shows. With the partial U.S. government shutdown, federal agency calculations for...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 03:23 PM EST

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 11:37 AM EST

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household...

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 at 06:14 AM EST

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers....

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 06:09 PM EST

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit...

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 at 12:12 AM EST

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

When Americans die, most are buried or cremated. Washington could soon become the first state to allow another option: human composting. As NBC News reported, the push to allow composting of human remains...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 12:23 PM EST

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate...

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Bethel Middle School Closed Monday After Fire Breaks Out Inside School

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