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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 03:38 PM EDT

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 12:17 PM EDT

The Soaring Cost of Rising Seas

The Soaring Cost of Rising Seas

Conservative estimates show we may see seas rising between 11 inches and 24 more inches by 2100. Aside from the environmental impact, rising seas will generate financial strain worth hundreds of billions.

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 06:36 PM EDT

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 11:24 AM EDT

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 10:38 PM EDT

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 01:14 PM EDT

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 09:26 AM EDT

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 03:21 PM EDT

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...

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 at 07:05 AM EDT

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:57 PM EDT

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

Wind Turbines Above the Linc Disappeared. What Happened?

The large wind turbines twirled for nearly a decade above Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play home games. Now, they're gone, having disappeared in the last couple months.

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Nurse Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Adopted Girl's Death
Nurse Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Adopted Girl's Death

A registered nurse is facing child abuse and neglect charges after authorities found “suspicious injuries” on her three adoptive daughters.

Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Water Near Bay Harbor Islands
Woman Dies After Car Goes Into Water Near Bay Harbor Islands

A woman who was pulled from a car that went into the water off Bay Harbor Islands in Miami-Dade Wednesday morning has died, officials said.

Cameras Catch Man's Drink Being Drugged by Women at Hard Rock Casino
Cameras Catch Man's Drink Being Drugged by Women at Hard Rock Casino

Authorities are searching for two women who were caught on camera drugging a tourist at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood before they allegedly robbed him at a Dania Beach hotel.

Father of 3 in Coma After Double Hit-and-Run in Plantation
Father of 3 in Coma After Double Hit-and-Run in Plantation

A father of three was left in a coma after police say his car was rear-ended before he was struck by a car in an incident involving two hit-and-run drivers in Plantation.

Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting
Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of WH Meeting

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours...

Nearly 50 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Boxes of Oranges at Port Everglades
Nearly 50 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Boxes of Oranges at Port Everglades

Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine were found hidden in boxes of oranges at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale in a shipment that came from the Dominican Republic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.