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Great Barrier Reef Is Bleaching Again. It’s Getting More Widespread.

By Damien Cave

New data shows example after example of overheating and damage along the 1,500-mile natural wonder.

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As Himalayas Warm, Nepal’s Climate Migrants Struggle to Survive

By Bhadra Sharma, Kai Schultz and Rebecca Conway

Pushed out of their village by a drought and lack of food, a group of Nepalis are fighting to amplify the voices of those forced to relocate by the planet’s warming.

How Do You Make a Less Toxic Blue Dye? Start With Red Beets

By JoAnna Klein

Usually these root vegetables cause pink stains, but with a little bit of chemistry, Brazilian researchers found they could produce another hue.

FEMA, Racing to Provide Virus Relief, Is Running Short on Front-Line Staff

By Christopher Flavelle and Zolan Kanno-Youngs

The agency leading the coronavirus response nationwide is facing a staffing crunch and has closed its training facilities to avoid spreading the virus, officials say.

Pandemic Delays International Climate Change Negotiations

By Lauren Sommer
United Nations officials are delaying a climate conference this fall, which many climate activists hoped would the biggest step forward since negotiations in Paris in 2015. Here, activists rally on Dec. 12, 2015.

Many countries were expected to release ambitious new climate plans at a conference this fall, but United Nations officials say governments are focusing on the coronavirus crisis.

(Image credit: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images)

  • April 2nd 2020 at 12:45

Coronavirus Delays Key Global Climate Talks

By Somini Sengupta

This year’s United Nations-sponsored climate talks, widely regarded as the most important climate meeting of the last four years, were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play

By Sandra E. Garcia

Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away.

Trump Administration Finalizes Fuel Economy Standards Rollback, A Key Policy Goal

By Nathan Rott

The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.

  • March 31st 2020 at 22:15

Out of Retirement, Into the Coronavirus Fight

By Catrin Einhorn

These are a few of the retired nurses, doctors and other health care workers helping to shore up a system under siege.

Oil Companies on Tumbling Prices: β€˜Disastrous, Devastating’

By Clifford Krauss

The use of gasoline and other fuels is dropping as Saudi Arabia and Russia increase production, sending oil prices to their lowest level in a generation.

Builder Of Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Says It's Moving Forward

By Jeff Brady
After a decade of protests in Nebraska and elsewhere, TC Energy has committed to building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

The final decision to build the project comes after a decade of protests and political reversals in the U.S. Now critics say construction poses a new risk with the coronavirus pandemic.

(Image credit: Nati Harnik/AP)

  • March 31st 2020 at 18:43

Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards

By Nathan Rott
Traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles in 2018. The Trump administration is weakening auto pollution standards, rolling back a key Obama-era policy that sought to curb climate change.

The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.

(Image credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

  • March 31st 2020 at 18:22

Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling β€” To Sell More Plastic

By Laura Sullivan
A wall of plastic trash at Garten Services in Salem, Ore., is headed to the landfill. The vast majority of plastic can

An investigation from NPR and the PBS show Frontline found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.

(Image credit: Laura Sullivan/NPR)

  • March 31st 2020 at 14:00