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Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years

NOAA warned that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."

Jessica Corbett ·


'We Have to Act': Atmospheric CO2 Passes 420 PPM for First Time Ever

"It is truly groundbreaking," Greta Thunberg said of the growing concentration of the heat-trapping gas. "And I don't mean that in a good way."

Kenny Stancil ·


Impeached Twice, Trump's Presidency Was a Climate Disaster

The world burned on Trump’s watch, leaving behind a horrendous lasting environmental legacy.

Andy Rowell ·


'A Profoundly Troubling Pick': Progressives Slam Biden Choice of Gov. Raimondo for Commerce Chief

"Raimondo has a history of supporting cuts to public assistance programs, selling public pensions to Wall Street, undermining labor unions, and grossly mishandling Rhode Island's Covid-19 response."

Andrea Germanos ·


Is 2020's Record-Breaking Hurricane Season What the Future Holds?

"Globally, tropical cyclones are about 25 percent more likely to be at major-hurricane intensity now than four decades ago. The chances of rapid intensification in the 1980s was about one in 100 in the Atlantic. Nowadays, the chances are 1 in 20."

Tina Gerhardt ·


NOAA Research Shows Climate Crisis Primary Cause of 98% of Dead Florida Coral Reef

"Our work in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans shows a dire outlook for coral reef ecosystem health, from warming ocean waters, fishing, disease, and pollution from the land."

Julia Conley ·


Humans May Have Passed the 'Point of No Return' in Climate Crisis, Says Study—But That Doesn't Mean All Hope Is Lost

In order to roll back catastrophic carbon emissions, humans must "start developing the technologies for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere," says one of the study's lead authors.

Brett Wilkins ·



Watchdog Accuses NOAA of 'Choosing Extinction' for Critically Threatened Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence

"The North Atlantic right whale is the world's first large whale species nearing extinction. Its extinction is entirely preventable."

Julia Conley ·


Independent Probe Finds NOAA Officials Violated Ethics Rules by Bowing to Trump Foolishness During 'Sharpiegate'

The report comes as White House and state officials have been accused of manipulating scientific data regarding Covid-19 deaths and infections. 

Julia Conley ·

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