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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...

  • Jul 9, 2019

    Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to Declare Climate Emergency

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders’ fellow Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation to be introduced Tuesday in the House is designed to highlight Democrats’ ...
  • Jul 6, 2019

    Experts Warn of ‘Dead Zone’ in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

    When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit: trapping sediment and silt before it could flow miles downstream and pollute the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary.

  • Jul 6, 2019

    Experts Warn of ‘Dead Zone’ in Chesapeake Bay From Pollution

    When the Conowingo Dam opened to fanfare nearly a century ago, the massive wall of concrete and steel began its job of harnessing water power in northern Maryland. It also quietly provided a side benefit: trapping sediment and silt before it could flow miles downstream and pollute the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary.

  • Jul 5, 2019

    Alaska’s Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

    Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities completed a fifth week of above-normal temperatures, including a record high 90 degrees (32.22 Celsius) Thursday in the state’s largest city...
  • Jul 1, 2019

    Floating Antarctic Ice Goes From Record High to Record Lows

    The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high in 2014. But three years later, the annual average extent of Antarctic sea ice hit its lowest mark, wiping out three-and-a-half decades of gains...
  • Jun 30, 2019

    Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

    A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for introducing the threat to the tree in the first place are now being asked to help save it — tourists. The native ʻōhiʻa is sacred to Hawaiians as a cultural touchstone and ecological underpinning for the state’s lush for...
  • Jun 30, 2019

    Sacred Hawaiian Tree Species Threatened by Deadly Fungus; Tourists Can Help Save It

    A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for introducing the threat to the tree in the first place are now being asked to help save it — tourists. The native ʻōhiʻa is sacred to Hawaiians as a cultural touchstone and ecological underpinning for the state’s lush for...
  • Jun 30, 2019

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    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next ...
  • Jun 30, 2019

    UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next ...
  • Jun 30, 2019

    A Strange, Wavy Jet Stream Is Blasting Europe With Heat. Scientists Say This Could Be the ‘New Normal’

    An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of Chennai, exposing its 9 million residents to a major shortage. And after the United States’ wettest 12-month stretch on record, towns across t...
  • Jun 29, 2019

    Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

    Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation. The boycott had escalated when the Democratic governor ordered the state police to find and return the rogue Republicans to the Senate so the chamber coul...
  • Jun 29, 2019

    A Strange, Wavy Jet Stream Is Blasting Europe With Heat. Scientists Say This Could Be the ‘New Normal’

    An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of Chennai, exposing its 9 million residents to a major shortage. And after the United States’ wettest 12-month stretch on record, towns across t...
  • Jun 29, 2019

    Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

    Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation. The boycott had escalated when the Democratic governor ordered the state police to find and return the rogue Republicans to the Senate so the chamber coul...
  • Jun 28, 2019

    40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

    In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

    Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business leaders analyzes nine different ways artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce gas emissions that are known to have a negative effect on Earth’s a...
  • Jun 25, 2019

    Calls Increase for Democrats to Face Climate Change in Miami

    Rising sea levels could threaten the very existence of Miami and much of the rest of South Florida, and Democrats are facing calls to confront climate change squarely during this week’s presidential debates in the low-lying city.

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