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Can the Greater Sage-Grouse Be Kept Off the Endangered Species List?

OWYHEE CANYONLANDS, Ore.—Peering through a spotting scope in this remote section of eastern Oregon, Skyler…

New Mexico Debates What to Do With Oil and Gas Wastewater

The question of what to do with the vast quantities of toxic wastewater from oil…

2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

Latest Posts Archives 2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24 Posted…

Stop ‘vandalising’ Earth and help the planet thrive, UN chief urges

“Every second, around four football fields of healthy land are degraded,” said UN Secretary-General António…

What is the money raised spent on?

52 minutes agoBy Tim Dodd, BBC News, EnglandPA MediaClean air zones charge drivers of the most polluting…

Expanding heat dome to send temperatures soaring 20 degrees above normal in Northeast

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Lost Donkey Seen Living With Elk Herd 5 Years Later

A donkey who went missing five years ago in California has been caught on camera…

A ‘Rights of Nature’ Tribunal Puts the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Trial

In a sunlight-filled conference center at the Haw River State Park in Guilford County, North…

Will the Lightning Bug Show Go On?

Every year in late June, Peggy Butler and her husband, Ken, welcome visitors to rural…

Q&A: Choked by Diesel Pollution From Generators, Cancer Rates in Beirut Surge by 30 Percent

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

Fact Brief – Is ocean acidification from human activities enough to impact marine ecosystems?

Fact Brief - Is ocean acidification from human activities enough to impact marine ecosystems? Posted…

Antarctic whale ‘acrobatics’ revealed in drone footage

19 minutes agoBy Victoria Gill, @vic_gill, Science correspondentA humpback whale shows its 'acrobatic' skill as it creates a…

Scientists unlock secrets of how archaea, the third domain of life, makes energy

An international scientific team has redefined our understanding of archaea, a microbial ancestor to humans…

Quantum entanglement measures Earth rotation

A team of researchers led by Philip Walther at the University of Vienna carried out…

Concrete-nitrogen mix may provide major health and environment benefits

Adding nitrogen to concrete could significantly reduce global levels of potentially harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx)…

Tiny New Zealand bird delivers a lesson in birdsong evolution

Parrots, songbirds, and hummingbirds can learn to make new sounds. No-one knew, but New Zealand's…

Outrunning the Heat? This Climate Activist is Running Seven Marathons in Seven Days

Last year, Kenny Moll was preparing for his third marathon in three days when an…

Climate change fuels tensions in Nigeria

Speaking to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in…

EPA to Hold Community Meeting Thursday, June 20, on Cleanup Progress at the Bofors Nobel Superfund Site 

June 14, 2024 CHICAGO (June 14, 2024) - On Thursday, June 20, U.S. Environmental Protection…

Why orange juice is more expensive now – and may stay that way

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Two Sustainable Development Award Winners Reflect on Their College Careers – State of the Planet

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development (SDEV) is proud to celebrate the hard work and…

UN climate chief warns of “steep mountain to climb” after Bonn

Countries expressed disappointment as key negotiations on climate finance and emissions-cutting measures made scant progress…

Still the world’s oldest tree?

This post was updated on May 12, 2023.In eastern California, a Great Basin bristlecone pine…

Estimating the energy of past earthquakes from brecciation in a fault zone

During a 2017 research field trip to the Ichinokawa Mine (Ehime prefecture), which is famous…

Visa chaos for developing-country delegates mars Bonn climate talks

Campaigners have accused the German foreign office of discrimination, after African delegates were denied visas…

Marine heatwaves devastate red gorgonians in the Medes Islands

The increase in the frequency and intensity of marine heatwaves in recent decades is one…

Sheila Foster Appointed Professor of Climate – State of the Planet

The Columbia Climate School announced today that Sheila Foster has been appointed a tenured professor of climate…

Republicans now want to rename the oceans after Donald Trump

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Public more confident connecting increasing heat, wildfires with climate change than other extreme weather events, study finds

Oregon State University researchers found that U.S. adults are fairly confident in linking wildfires and…

Outdoor recreation noise affects wildlife behavior and habitat use, study finds

We may go to the woods seeking peace and quiet, but are we taking our…

Outrage Over Kidnapping of East African Pipeline Opponent

Campaigners are calling for an investigation into the kidnapping and beating of Stephen Kwikiriza, a…

The yuck factor counteracts sustainable laundry habits

Most people today would lean towards environmentally friendly life choices, but not at the expense…

Sweaty cattle may boost food security in a warming world

Sweaty cows may not sound like the most exciting company, but in a warming world,…

Does exercise in greenspace boost the individual health benefits of each?

Health practitioners and fitness buffs have long known that regular physical activity offers numerous health…

Foes of New York Packaging Bill Used Threats of Empty Grocery Shelves to Defeat Plastics Bill

In the end, it may have been fears that Kraft Heinz would remove plastic tubs…

Florida prepares for ‘life-threatening’ flooding after tropical storms swamp southern part

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Fears over “1.5 washing” in national climate plans

Napping on NAPs or drowning in paperwork?    As he opened the Bonn conference last…

G7 countries must deliver on COP28 promise to cut fossil fuels

Comment: For Pacific Island nations like mine, the transition to clean and renewable energy is…

Pakistan braces for heavy monsoon season after scorching heatwaves

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Of red flags and warning signs in comments on social media

Of red flags and warning signs in comments on social media Posted on 14 June…

5 ways big companies can get more out of climate tech startups

As large corporations move haltingly toward circular business models, circular-economy startups can provide innovation, fresh…

How rethinking carbon markets can forge a path to the green transition

It’s quite a thing to find yourself, unexpectedly, in the eye of the storm. One…

Shell’s climate transition plan wins shareholder blessing: Why it matters

Shell shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the oil and gas supermajor’s revised plan for navigating the…

Feeling stuck in your sustainability job? Here are 8 steps to reclaim your job satisfaction

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately with friends who have achieved the professional…

How Starbucks doubled the number of its ‘Greener Stores’

As of March, Starbucks classified almost 16 percent of its 38,587 cafes as "Greener Stores,"…

The week in climate policy: 4 updates you need to know

Virginia is done playing by California’s rules on vehicle emissions standards; Jared Kushner is backing…

Bipartisan bill aims to spur a $14 billion domestic circular economy

True bipartisanship is a rare commodity in Congress these days. Seemingly going the way of…

Circular textile ‘phoenix’ Renewcell is bought out of bankruptcy

Swedish private equity firm Altor announced June 4 it will buy circular textile company Renewcell,…

How Canva is helping its printing partners buy solar power

Graphics software company Canva has signed a unique solar energy procurement contract with sustainability services…

This week in climate policy: 4 stories you should follow

The Biden administration continues to back nuclear energy despite its upfront costs; elections across the…