I Got Stuck in the Yellowstone Floods

This article was originally published in High Country News. Unprecedented flooding in the Yellowstone area on Monday, June 13, inundated homes, devoured roads, swept away bridges, isolated entire towns, and shut down one of America’s busiest and most famous national parks. It was yet another indication of the impacts that climate change is likely to … Read more

A New Satellite Tool Shows You How the Planet’s Landscape Changes Day by Day | Smart News

A screenshot from Google’s new tool, Dynamic World Google / World Resources Institute In August 2021, as the Caldor Fire burned more than 200,000 acres in northern California, satellites captured the dramatic changes to the landscape in real-time. That satellite data fed into a new Google tool, called Dynamic World, which recognized that an area … Read more

Environmental groups like Biden to block oil and gas drilling permits

A polar bear sow and two cubs are seen on the Beaufort Sea coast within the 1002 Area of ​​the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service | Reuters A coalition of environmental groups this week sued the Biden administration in an effort to stop more than 3,500 permit applications from energy companies … Read more

Balancing our needs with the planet’s a challenge for all of us

This editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Herald Editorial Board Today’s heat — expected to reach the high 90s for the second day in a row — could break the temperature record for the Chicago area. And we have not even reached the official start of summer. Suburbanites have weathered heat waves before, … Read more

New Colorado River drought discovery sheds light on current event

A new study out Thursday sheds new light on the drought history of the Colorado River Basin, and only adds to current concerns about the ongoing Southwest megadrought. Driving the news: Based on tree-ring records of historical streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin, the study uncovered a drought in the second century that was … Read more

CA scientists show why healthy oceans are vital

Earth’s surface is 70% water, much of that is made up of vast and mysterious ocean. Beneath the water’s surface lies an incredibly complex ecosystem of plants and animals ranging from microscopic plankton to gargantuan Blue Whales that grow to be nearly 100 feet long. Every single species is part of a complex yet delicate … Read more

Southern Company Knew About Climate Change for Decades While Funding Climate Denial, Report Finds

Southern Company headquarters in Atlanta.Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar Sipa (AP) One of the largest and most profitable electric utility companies in the US knew about climate change for decades and yet continued to build fossil fuel facilities while funding groups that contribute to climate misinformation, a report released Wednesday has found. Executives at Southern Company, which … Read more

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic. Our research, published today in Nature Climate Change, looks at the profound consequences to global climate if this Atlantic conveyor collapses entirely. We found the collapse of this system – called the … Read more

Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William delivers a speech in London on June 4, 2022. In his speech, the Duke of Cambridge said “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda. “ Daniel Leal | AFP | Getty Images Prince William issued a … Read more

The biological facts that help the evolution are more than subscribers who do not spend their money on animation

Un chevalier échassier marche dans l’eau dans les “Vieux-Salins” à Hyères, dans le sud-est de la France, le 31 août 2021. ©Nicolas TUCAT / AFP Adaptation Selon une etude menée par une equipe de recherche internatsale, les animaux évoluent deux à quatre fois plus vite que ce que l’on pensait, des réponses observables à l’échelle … Read more