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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:35 PM CDT

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 09:20 PM CDT

This Farmer Ditched Corn for Solar, Says Others Should Too

This Farmer Ditched Corn for Solar, Says Others Should Too

Gerald Kreider is a 75-year-old farmer who doesn't look like a tech guy, but that's exactly what he is. The raggedy "Community Energy" baseball cap he wears around the farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 02:38 PM CDT

Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM CDT

Study Predicts Soaring Costs for States From Rising Seas

Study Predicts Soaring Costs for States From Rising Seas

No state will be more financially stressed by the impacts of invading seas than Florida. That is according to a new study released this summer on the costs of sea level rise adaptation. “Just for seawalls...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 05:36 PM CDT

Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 10:24 AM CDT

California’s Largest Recycling Business Closes, 750 Laid Off

California’s Largest Recycling Business Closes, 750 Laid Off

California’s largest operator of recycling redemption centers shut down Monday and laid off 750 employees. RePlanet closed all 284 of its centers, and company president David Lawrence said the decision was...

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 09:38 PM CDT

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

A forecast of "partly cloudy with a chance of sharks" might actually one day be useful for beachgoers, if a meteorologist's theory connecting shark sightings with wind speed holds true. So far, the data...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 12:14 PM CDT

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltale green flash in the bushes. Quick as a flash himself, Davis arcs a long-handled mesh...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 08:26 AM CDT

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected...

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:21 PM CDT

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said...

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