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Environmental Justice Advocates Raise Alarm After White House Exits

Recent departures included the administration's top environmental justice official, who'd played "a pivotal role" in climate policies.

Andrea Germanos ·


Social Cohesion Is Vital, and We're Losing It

As with climate change, inequality, and our other collective problems, solutions will entail confronting and reining in power—whether the power of wealth, of outsized political representation, or of social media companies.

Richard Heinberg ·


Green Groups Urge Biden to 'Do Much More' to Stop Arctic Drilling

"It's not enough to go back to the Obama-era status quo."

Kenny Stancil ·


Oceans Hotter in 2021 Than Any Time in Recorded History

"Ocean warming keeps breaking records, which is a reminder that the world needs action to combat climate change."

Kenny Stancil ·


NOAA Report Shows 310 Climate-Linked Disasters Cost US Over $2 Trillion Since 1980

"This report underscores the reality of how the climate crisis is already affecting people's lives and the economy."

Brett Wilkins ·


The Climate Crisis Is Clawing Back Progress We Made to Save the PuffinsjennaJan 10, 2022
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As other climate war zones smolder with wildfire embers, are strewn with flattened homes, or marked by bleached coral, the signature of conflict on a seabird island in the Gulf of Maine is a maddening quietude.

Take It From Climate Scientists: "Don't Look Up" Is Damning—But Not Nearly Damning Enough

I come from a team of climate scientists, analysts and advocates. For us, “Don’t Look Up” was both like pulling teeth to watch and air-punchingly validating.

Erika Spanger-Siegfried ·


Greenland Ice Sheet Shrunk for 25th Year Straight in 2021, Report Shows

The ice sheet lost about 166 billion tonnes during the 12-month period ending in August.

Jessica Corbett ·


Spreading Light and Joy in 2022 as We Fight for a Better World

As light slowly returns to the Northern Hemisphere, we anticipate brighter days ahead. It’s a good time to consider the wondrous combination of forces that make life on Earth possible.

David Suzuki ·


The Climate Emergency Is 'Now': Over 400 Weather Stations Set New Heat Records in 2021

Ten countries set or matched national monthly high temperature marks last year.

Brett Wilkins ·

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