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Railroad Commission Approves Toxic Waste Ponds Next to Baptist Camp

Texas regulators recently authorized a company to operate ponds to store and recycle millions of…

Students Raise Their Voices for a Just Energy Transition – State of the Planet

Last summer, Ariane Desrosiers and Vincent (Wing Shun) Tang, students in Columbia University’s M.P.A. in…

Africa’s Tropical Glaciers Have Shrunk by 90 Percent, Study Finds

Glaciers atop Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Rwenzori Mountains in East Africa are shrinking…

Home Builders Fighting Energy Efficiency – State of the Planet

I always thought energy efficiency was the low-hanging fruit of environmental sustainability. Who could possibly…

Are food influencers wrong about climate change?

Climate Adam: Are food influencers wrong about climate change? Posted on 26 February 2024 by…

Which countries should end the pumping of oil and gas?

The world will need oil and gas for a few decades more, so who should…

Mapping Earth’s atmospheric rivers could help improve predictions for intense rain

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The climate is doomed if we continue to be fixated by economic growth – Physics World

The climate is doomed if we continue to be fixated by economic growth – Physics…

China’s record-breaking cold wave prompts fears over vegetable crops

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Chemours and DuPont Knew About Risks But Kept Making Toxic PFAS Chemicals, UN Human Rights Advisors Conclude

In advance of a United Nations meeting next week where pollution is on the agenda,…

Japan Moon lander survives lunar night

Space agency Jaxa said the craft re-established communication after the equivalent of two Earth weeks…

Side effects of wide scale forestation could reduce carbon removal benefits by up to a third

The side effects of large-scale forestation initiatives could reduce the CO2 removal benefits by up…

Cloud clustering causes more extreme rain

Understanding cloud patterns in our changing climate is essential to making accurate predictions about their…

Bangladesh bans adopting elephants from the wild

Animal rights groups declared the move a "landmark order" that would protect against exploitation. Source…

What is the UN Environment Assembly and why does it matter?

Set up as a sort of ‘world parliament on the environment’, UNEA aims to define…

Mongolia At ‘High Risk’ From Climate Change-Fueled Weather

For nomads eking out a living by herding animals on Mongolia’s vast steppes, the deadliest…

New Demands to Measure Emissions Raise Cautious Hopes in Pennsylvania Among  Environmental Sleuths Who Monitor Fracking Sites

For the first time, Pennsylvania fracking companies are facing real-time scrutiny from federal and state…

2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #08

Latest Posts Archives 2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #08 Posted…

Yellowstone Wolves Caught On Camera Frolicking Amid Snowy Geysers

A handful of wolves can be seen romping around wooden walkways as steam rises around…

Flaco, Owl Who Escaped From New York City Zoo, Dies

Flaco, an owl who became a New York City icon after he flew the coop…

Q&A: Robert Bullard Says 2024 Is the Year of Environmental Justice for an Inundated Shiloh, Alabama

From our collaborating partner “Living on Earth,” public radio’s environmental news magazine, an interview by…

South Carolina Welcomes Multibillion Dollar Electric Vehicle Projects, Even Though Many Echo Trump’s Harsh EV Critiques

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C.—On their way to a groundbreaking last week for a massive new electric vehicle…

Despite a Big Budget Shortfall, Moore Commits $90 Million to Help Maryland Cut Emissions.

When Maryland Gov. Wes Moore vented his concerns in December about the $761 million hole…

How Solar Streetlights Contribute to Sustainable Urban Development — Environmental Protection

How Solar Streetlights Contribute to Sustainable Urban Development Solar streetlights harness the power of the…

First-ever report of nesting of incredibly rare and endangered giant turtle

Knowledge from local communities has resulted in the first-ever nesting evidence and discovery of a…

Odysseus Moon lander 'tipped over on touchdown'

The history-making robot likely caught its foot on a rock and fell on its side,…

EPA Awards Energy Star Certification to Vehicle Dealerships for First Time Ever — Environmental Protection

EPA Awards Energy Star Certification to Vehicle Dealerships for First Time Ever Eight vehicle dealerships,…

Wildfires linked to surge in mental health-related emergency department visits

An Emory University study published Feb. 15 in Nature Mental Health shows wildfires lead to…

A medida que aumentan las temperaturas, más trabajadores mueren en el campo

Read this article in English. Un calor sofocante se cernía sobre los campos del Valle Central…

Promising Research for Generating Hydrogen Fuel from Mask Waste — Environmental Protection

Promising Research for Generating Hydrogen Fuel from Mask Waste Researchers are transforming COVID-19 mask waste…

Plastic recycling with a protein anchor

Polystyrene is a widespread plastic that is essentially not recyclable when mixed with other materials…

Struggling chefs are fired up about climate-fueled supply chain woes

Climate change is taking a massive bite out of the global food supply chain, and…

Real-Time Monitoring is the Key to Reaching Energy Reduction Targets in the U.S. — Environmental Protection

Real-Time Monitoring is the Key to Reaching Energy Reduction Targets in the U.S. Real-time monitoring…

Physicists develop more efficient solar cell

Physicists at Paderborn University have used complex computer simulations to develop a new design for…

Road to better performing batteries using less critical raw materials

A paper was recently published in Nature Energy by Marnix Wagemaker and Alexandros Vasileiadis in…

Designing Impactful Climate Literacy Education for Emergency Management—and Beyond – State of the Planet

Emergency managers are tasked with preparation, response, mitigation and recovery from natural hazards leading to…

The cultural evolution of collective property rights

Common pool resources comprise around 65 percent of Earth's surface and vast tracts of the…

Giant new snake species identified in the Amazon

A team of scientists on location with a film crew in the remote Amazon has…

Mercury levels in tuna remain nearly unchanged since 1971

Tuna is one of the most popular seafoods worldwide. But this protein-rich fish can build…

To restore grasslands, it’s time to get wild

It’s easy to understand why people want to plant trees.Ambitious reforestation efforts — now aimed…

Canada has early start to wildfire season as ‘zombie’ blazes smoulder through winter

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Does Russia stand to benefit from climate change?

"There's a narrative out there about climate change that says there are winners and losers.…

Barriers against Antarctic ice melt disappearing at the double

Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean…

Wetlands, parks and even botanical gardens among the best ways to cool cities during heatwaves

Botanical gardens are not just beautiful -- they can cool the city air by 5°C…

Air pollution hides increases in rainfall

We know that greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide should increase rainfall. The emissions heat…

Cooler, wetter parts of Pacific Northwest likely to see more fires, new simulations predict

Forests in the coolest, wettest parts of the western Pacific Northwest are likely to see…

After Two Years of War, Ukraine Sees Deepening Environmental Wound

In the two years since Russia launched its invasion, Ukraine has seen its forests burned,…

Copies of antibiotic resistance genes greatly elevated in humans and livestock

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have uncovered a key link between the spread of antibiotic…

Snakes do it faster, better: How a group of scaly, legless lizards hit the evolutionary jackpot

More than 100 million years ago, the ancestors of the first snakes were small lizards…

Climate change linked to rise in mental distress among teens, according to Drexel study

Worsening human-induced climate change may have effects beyond the widely reported rising sea levels, higher…