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Marie Kondo helps declutter homes. What does that mean for plastic waste?

This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Rachel Friend and her family were at their wits’ end. She, her husband, and their two young children had all the ingredients for a wonderful life, but as often as not, the days felt chaotic and unsettled. The Friends fough


Activists protest outside Prince Charles' Gloucestershire home for climate change

An activist group has staged a protest outside Prince Charles' Highgrove home in Gloucestershire. Extinction Rebellion, a group advocating environmental action, staged a "chain" protest outside the Tetbury estate this afternoon.


ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban after no show at climate hearing

ExxonMobil faces losing its lobby privileges at the European parliament after the company failed to show up for the first hearing into climate change denial. ExxonMobil would become only the second multinational – after Monsanto – to lose access to MEPs, parliamentary meetings and digital resources


EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.


US Catholics Now as Concerned About Persecution as Climate Change or Refugees

American Catholics are growing more concerned about the fate of the world—and with it, Christian persecution. More than 9 in 10 now identify persecution as either “very” or “somewhat” severe. This is roughly the same percentage as an identical poll last year, both sponsored by the US branch of Catho


Floods shut nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

MEAD, Neb./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation.


Ban cars outside UK schools to tackle air pollution, teachers say

Nearly two-thirds of teachers would support car-free roads outside schools during drop-off and pickup times, while more than half want the government to take urgent action to improve air quality outside schools, a survey suggests.


Chilling light installation visualizes sea level rise caused by climate change

Ghostly white bands of light are illuminating the coastline in the Outer Hebrides to show the potential rise in sea levels that could become reality as a result of unchecked climate change. The collaborative and site-specific art piece, named Lines (57° 59 ́N, 7° 16 ́W), is the work of Finnish artis


1,000 Locals Reportedly Seek Treatment After Multi-Day Fire at Houston Chemical Facility

Roughly 1,000 people sought treatment at a pop-up treatment center for symptoms including nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems after Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) chemical storage facility in Deer Park, Houston caught fire this week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, with at least 15 cas


Come on, UK weather forecasters – tell it like it is on climate change

They have a national reach that most climate campaigners would die for. They are familiar and respected experts on the science of meteorology. And they have prime-time slots at the end of almost every TV news bulletin, morning, noon and night. But the weather forecasters who guide everything from ou


Michael Knowles: Trump has backed his Democratic opponents into a corner – A race to the left won't save them

The first major candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination launched their campaigns just two months ago. To a person, they have all lurched steadily leftward ever since.


It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska This Week

Forget Cancun. Spring break in Alaska is where it’s at. Bizarre March warmth has engulfed the Frontier State, setting an all-time temperature record in the latest manifestation of a new climate gripping the Arctic.


Canadian pipeline group spends most in Minnesota on lobbying

St. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new report shows a Canadian oil pipeline company spent $11 million last year lobbying leaders in Minnesota, where the company is fighting to replace its aging Line 3 pipeline despite opposition from tribes and environmentalists.


Global Banks, Led by JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact

JPMorgan Chase building in New York City. Ben Sutherland / CC BY 2.0. A report published Wednesday names the banks that have played the biggest recent role in funding fossil fuel projects, finding that since 2016, immediately following the Paris agreement's adoption, 33 global banks have poured $1.9


AOC hits back at Jamie Dimon after Green New Deal criticism

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday fired back at Jamie Dimon after the JPMorgan Chase chief executive criticized the Green New Deal, a cornerstone of the New York Democrat’s agenda.


EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.


Soaking up CO2

LIHUE — The ocean is bearing the brunt of increased carbon dioxide (CO2), swallowing it up and helping to keep emissions out of the atmosphere. And, scientists say, while eventually it will become saturated, that point hasn’t been reached — though absorbing CO2 is causing an increase in acidificatio


Should Seattle expect to see more big weather swings with climate change?

Seattle experienced a weird weather streak for the early part of 2019. January was warmer than usual. February was bitterly cold and snowy, which continued through the early part of March. Then, this week, winter ended with record-breaking warmth, not just for the season but for the whole month.


Grimes Is Making a 'Concept Album About Anthropomorphizing Climate Change'

The first thing I learned in Grimes’s interview with the Wall Street Journal Magazine is that Grimes doesn’t want to go by Grimes anymore, and wishes to be called c, as in the speed of light, a nerdy holdover from her relationship with spaceship hobbyist Elon Musk.


Paul Simon to Return to Performing at Outside Lands Festival

Paul Simon concluded his farewell tour in September with a concert close to the Queens neighborhood of New York where he grew up. But the singer-songwriter will return to the stage this summer when he closes the Outside Lands Festival at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Aug. 11.