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fishery Dec 28, 2019

West Coast Fishery Rebounds in Rare Conservation ‘Home Run’

A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to scoop up rockfish, bocaccio, so...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    ‘Tonight’: Bernie Sanders Has Bad News About Climate Change

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses the dangerous realities of climate change, his comprehensive proposal to take on the fossil fuel industry to protect our planet and why his Medicare expansion plan makes sense.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s Atmosphere Reaches Record High, Researchers Say

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has reached a record high, according to a report released Monday by the World Meteorological Organization. The findings follow a trend that shows the planet is continuing to warm at an alarming pace, NBC News reported. In 2018, global average concentrations of the greenhouse gas, which is a ...
  • Nov 23, 2019

    Arrests Made After Protesters Interrupt Yale-Harvard Game

    Officials say 50 people have been charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

    Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration says it’s focusing on quality over quantity in pollution c...
  • Nov 19, 2019

    Melting Sea Ice Spurs Spread of Marine Diseases

    Melting sea ice on its own presents plenty of challenges for Arctic marine mammals, from loss of habitat, to changing predator prey dynamics. Now there’s a new challenge present in a link between sea ice loss and the spread of disease between previously isolated marine life.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Watchdog Report Warns 60% of Superfund Sites Vulnerable to Climate Change

    At least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In a report being released Monday, the Government Accountability Offic...
  • Nov 17, 2019

    Italy’s White Truffle Hunters Worry About Climate Change

    Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around in the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out of 10 white truffles unearthed by Carlo Olivero with his trusty 3-year-old dog Steel were dark, withered and dried out. “They are clearly signs of th...
  • Nov 14, 2019

    Climate Change Damaging Lifelong Health of Children Across the World, Medical Officials Warn

    Climate change is already damaging the health of children, and its impacts will harm the entire generation with serious health problems throughout their lives, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. Scientists and health experts from 35 academic institutions and United Nations agencies said that children will suffer from a r...
  • Nov 14, 2019

    Puerto Rico’s Coffee Sector Is at Risk From Another Disaster — Droughts

    Hector Muñoz owns a coffee farm in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, and hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters he’s worried about. “If a drought comes it could be catastrophic,” he said. He has reason to be concerned. Powerful El Niños are expected over the next decade and they typically bring drought conditions. Adding to th...
  • Nov 14, 2019

    Ford’s First All-Electric SUV, the Mach-E, Will Be a Mustang

    Ford Motor is expanding its iconic Mustang franchise to include the automaker’s first-ever, all-electric SUV: the Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle, which will make its global debut Sunday in Los Angeles, marks the first time the Mustang name and badge have been used on a vehicle other than the two-door pony car since it debuted in 1964. Ford, prior to a...
  • Nov 11, 2019

    Rebirth, Angst and the ‘New Normal’ of California Wildfires

    A California family that lost everything in 2017 wildfire rises from the ashes only to be threatened again; this is the ‘new normal’ for them and many others

  • Nov 11, 2019

    ’We’re Fighting for Our Lives’: US Apple Farmers Endure Major Crop and Profit Losses as Climate Changes

    Climate change is posing an existential threat to the precarious lives of farmers across the country. More intense and frequent weather disasters are wiping out entire harvests, and warmer winters are exposing crops to severe frost damage. For apples, a warm spell in the winter will force trees to flower prematurely and expose the buds to unpredict...
  • Nov 10, 2019

    Food Trucks and Amazon Deliveries in National Parks? Not So Fast, Some Visitors Say

    A proposal before the Trump administration that food trucks, Wi-Fi and Amazon deliveries be allowed in campgrounds at national parks got a thumbs-down this week from some visitors at Yosemite National Park, NBC News reports. The idea comes as the Department of Interior considers recommendations from an advisory committee to modernize and privatize ...
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