Earth Week

Earth Week

JOIN NBC IN CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, APRIL 17 TO 24. #DreamItGreenIt

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 03:50 AM PDT

Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Federal Report Says Global Warming Making US Sick

Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it's only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report. The 332-page report issued Monday by the Obama administration said global warming...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 12:25 PM PDT

Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

Florida Coastal Environments Are Collapsing

Central Florida's Indian River Lagoon, North Florida's Apalachicola Bay and a trio of coastal estuaries in South Florida are in the throes of ecosystem collapses that threaten sea grass, fisheries, recreation...

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:13 AM PDT

Extremely Rare Whales Make Big Showing

Extremely Rare Whales Make Big Showing

Cape Cod is seeing a lot more of some singularly welcome tourists: endangered right whales enticed by the fine dining possibilities of its plankton-rich bay. Experts tracking the majestic marine mammals...

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 11:23 AM PDT

Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Tremors: USGS

Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Tremors: USGS

For the first time, the USGS is releasing maps that show the potential ground-shaking hazards from human-induced quakes. In the past, maps from USGS only identified earthquake hazards.

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 04:25 AM PDT

Rapid Melt of New Zealand Glaciers Ends Hikes

Rapid Melt of New Zealand Glaciers Ends Hikes

New Zealand is renowned for its wondrous scenery, and among the country's top tourist attractions are two glaciers that are both stunning and unusual because they snake down from the mountains to a temperate...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:11 AM PDT

Zuckerberg Runs Through Toxic Air in Beijing

Zuckerberg Runs Through Toxic Air in Beijing

A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing's choking smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media. Zuckerberg is...

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 12:39 PM PDT

2015 Was Hottest Year on Record by Far

2015 Was Hottest Year on Record by Far

Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was...

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 05:53 AM PDT

#NoFoodWasted: How to Reduce Food Waste

#NoFoodWasted: How to Reduce Food Waste

Check out some food-saving tips, and share your photos of your own ideas on Instagram.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 04:54 PM PDT

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

Clean Water Activist Swims NYC Superfund Site for Earth Day

An environmental activist swam part of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal for Earth Day, covered from head to toe in protective gear that shielded his skin, mouth, eyes and ears from the notorious toxic muck...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 07:21 AM PDT

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.

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