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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 04:57 PM EDT

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Why Wildfires are Appearing at Unprecedented Rates in the Arctic

Throughout June and July, hundreds of wildfires have flared across the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Siberia and Greenland, sending clouds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the air. Fires are common in the...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:05 PM EDT

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Air Pollution Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke, Researcher Finds

Breathing in air pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) increase your risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses such as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 05:55 PM EDT

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The Heat Goes on: June Toastiest on Record — July May Follow

The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 08:52 AM EDT

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Think You Know How to Be Eco-Friendly During a Heat Wave?

Take our quiz to see how much you know about green ways to cool your house during these dog days of summer energy consumption.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Biophilia: The Design Trend That Promises Less Stress

Most jobs entail long hours spent indoors under artificial lighting. The harsh concrete and steel that surrounds us doesn't make us feel good or help improve our mood. If you've tried to better your desk...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 08:13 PM EDT

Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

Florida Manatee Deaths Could Reach Record High

The number of manatee deaths caused by watercraft could hit an all-time high in Florida this year.

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 06:26 AM EDT

Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 06:42 PM EDT

Toxic Lake in Russia's Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

Toxic Lake in Russia's Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

Residents of a city in Siberia don't need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 04:23 PM EDT

Tropical Storm Barry's Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

Tropical Storm Barry's Rain and Floods Hammer Gulf Environment

Tropical Storm Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 04:46 PM EDT

EPA Restores Broad Use of Pesticide Opposed by Beekeepers

EPA Restores Broad Use of Pesticide Opposed by Beekeepers

The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing chemical industry private studies that the agency says show the product is only a...

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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.

Top Moments From the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate
Top Moments From the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate

The Democratic presidential primary hopefuls debated Tuesday in the shadow of the House impeachment inquiry, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman,...

FBI Arrests Suspect Connected to Six South Florida Robberies
FBI Arrests Suspect Connected to Six South Florida Robberies

An alleged serial robber who is being accused of robbing six gas stations and convenience stores was arrested by the FBI early Wednesday morning - just two days after surveillance captured the suspect robbing a...