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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 02:07 PM EDT

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Levels Not Seen in 3 Million Years

This weekend, Earth's atmosphere had a concentration of carbon dioxide last seen more than 3 million years ago, before humans had evolved, NBC News reported. The greenhouse gas was detected at 415 parts per...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 07:32 AM EDT

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM EDT

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

NYC Mayor Holds Green New Deal Rally in Trump Tower's Lobby

Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a rally Monday morning at President Donald Trump’s doorsteps — right in the lobby of Trump Tower — to promote the city's Green New Deal which aims to make the city carbon-neutral...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 01:08 PM EDT

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

UN: Plastic Waste Pact Approved With US Among Few Holdouts

Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 03:46 PM EDT

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy

Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Illinois and more than a dozen other states are investing in programs to make clean energy available to low- and moderate-income households and to give jobs to people like...

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17-Year-Old High School Football Star Killed in Miami Gardens
17-Year-Old High School Football Star Killed in Miami Gardens

A 17-year-old star football player described as a "great athletic talent" was shot and killed Tuesday in Miami Gardens.

'He Ain't Coming Back': King Carter's Parents React to Killer's Sentence
'He Ain't Coming Back': King Carter's Parents React to Killer's Sentence

The man who started the gun fight that killed 6-year-old King Carter was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday -- but justice does not remove the sting of the boy's death.

Could Your Cruise Be Heading Into a Storm?
Could Your Cruise Be Heading Into a Storm?

There have been a number of incidents involving cruise ships caught in dangerous storms. Some cruise lines are taking extra steps to keep passengers protected in the event of a powerful storm at sea.

Police: Surveillance Shows Gunman Kill Man in Opa-locka
Police: Surveillance Shows Gunman Kill Man in Opa-locka

Chilling surveillance video shows the moments a gunman murdered a man in broad daylight in Opa-locka over the weekend.

Abortion Rights Advocates Protest Across US to #StoptheBans
Abortion Rights Advocates Protest Across US to #StoptheBans

Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women's access to abortion that have passed in several...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing Safely on South Florida Road
Plane Makes Emergency Landing Safely on South Florida Road

Chopper 6 was over the scene along Krome Avenue just north of the line between Miami-Dade and Broward, where the Piper single engine aircraft landed in a turnaround area between lanes of traffic.