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Migratory Birds Are Failing to Adapt to Climate Change

Migratory Birds Are Failing to Adapt to Climate Change

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday shows that the climate crisis may be seriously messing with North American birds’ migration patterns, and the
Judge rules in favor of sage grouse over oil, gas leases

Judge rules in favor of sage grouse over oil, gas leases

In a ruling issued late on Friday, District Court Judge Brian Morris sided with environmental groups that had challenged the administration's 2018 policy reversal as well as three auctions in Montana
The Pandemic’s 5 Silver Linings

The Pandemic’s 5 Silver Linings

The coronavirus has exacted a terrible toll—but some good things may come of it yet.

It’s Official: Trump Is the Most Anti-Conservation President in History

This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. At the very top of the Interior Department’s list of priorities is to “create a conservation

The Bureau of Land Management Went Out of Its Way to Provide Pandemic Relief to Oil Companies

This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In April, oil prices on the stock market dipped below zero and into negatives for the
Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientistsYouTube has taken down the controversial Michael Moore-produced
Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says

Climate change in deep oceans could be seven times faster by middle of century, report says

Uneven heating could have major impact on marine wildlife, as species that rely on each other for survival are forced to moveRates of climate change in the world’s ocean depths could be seven times
German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

Carmaker must pay compensation to motorist who bought minivan fitted with emissions-cheating softwareVolkswagen has lost a landmark legal battle in Germany’s highest civil court over compensation for
German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

German court rules against Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

Carmaker must pay compensation to motorist who bought minivan fitted with emissions-cheating softwareVolkswagen has lost a landmark legal battle in Germany’s highest civil court over compensation for
How a “Bunch of Badass Queer Anarchists” Are Teaming Up With Locals to Block a Pipeline Through Appalachia

How a “Bunch of Badass Queer Anarchists” Are Teaming Up With Locals to Block a Pipeline Through Appalachia

“Life in these mountains ain’t always been easy, so people around here take a stand when they see something they don’t agree with—and I’m one of them,” says walrus-mustached Jammie Hale in his thick
Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again

Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again

This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The most explosive volcanic eruptions are striking not just for their vivid pyrotechnic

COVID-19 Is Crushing Conservation Groups

This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On March 12, an estimated 541,000 sandhill cranes were nestled along the Platte River Valley
Rival Plans for EU Crisis Fund Signal Bumps in the Road to Come

Rival Plans for EU Crisis Fund Signal Bumps in the Road to Come

European Union governments are trying to forge a consensus over how to provide aid to the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Scientists solve the mystery of why some coral changes color when stressed

Scientists solve the mystery of why some coral changes color when stressed

Coral bleaching occurs when ocean waters get too warm, driving algae away from the reef and prompting a change in the coral. Sometimes, bleaching leaves reefs pale white, while other times the
Australia’s ‘failing’ environmental laws will fuel further public health crises, Nobel laureate warns

Australia’s ‘failing’ environmental laws will fuel further public health crises, Nobel laureate warns

Bushfires and Covid-19 highlight connection between human health and natural world, states letter by almost 200 doctors and scientists Leading health professionals, including a Nobel laureate and a
Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Test for Russia’s Battered Economy

Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Test for Russia’s Battered Economy

Oil pumping jacks, also known as "nodding donkeys", operate in an oilfield near Almetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Saudi Aramco plans to boost its oil-output capacity for the

“It’s Catastrophe Upon Catastrophe”—Michigan Flooding Is One of Many Pandemic Weather Disasters

This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Rivers swollen from days of record-breaking rain topped two dams in Michigan’s Midland County

Atlantic Hurricanes Will be More Frequent and More Severe This Season

As if 2020 hasn’t been difficult enough, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released its prediction for the Atlantic coast’s hurricane season. They estimate that there’s a 60
The Guardian view on climate and Covid: time to make different choices | Editorial

The Guardian view on climate and Covid: time to make different choices | Editorial

Despite some fine words about the environmental crisis, ministers are pushing ahead with a trade bill that threatens to damage the planet The dust storms that devastated the US prairie during the
UK approval for biggest gas power station in Europe ruled legal

UK approval for biggest gas power station in Europe ruled legal

High court rejects challenge after ministers overruled climate objections of planning officialsThe UK government’s approval of a large new gas-fired power plant has been ruled legal by the high court.