Earth Science

Scientists on Madeira see new 'plasticrust' sea pollution

Jun 25, 2019

Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they're calling it "plasticrust."

Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

Jun 20, 2019

A small but growing number of travelers in Europe and North America are shunning planes because of the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions they produce

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve

Jun 19, 2019

The Trump administration has carried out a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Trump's UN envoy nominee defends climate record

Jun 19, 2019

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is defending her record on climate change, saying it is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed

Emails: Trump official consulting climate change rejecters

Jun 14, 2019

Emails show a Trump administration national security official seeking help crafting challenges to climate change science from advisers with a controversial think tank

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

May 31, 2019

US scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches

Climate change a top issue for European Parliament voters

May 24, 2019

Concerns about climate change have prompted mass protests across Europe for the past year, turning the issue into a key topic ahead of the European Parliament elections taking place through Sunday across the 28-nation bloc

Many online climate change lessons are actually junk

May 15, 2019

Teachers report having to sift through junk science and misinformation as they work to teach their students about climate change

UN chief says 'total disaster' if warming not stopped

May 8, 2019

UN secretary-general says limiting warming to just another degree may not be possible but it must be done because the alternative would be catastrophic

AP Interview: Trump playbook a guide for German right

May 8, 2019

Europe's new right could take a page out of U.S. President Donald Trump's populist playbook when it comes to winning support ahead of this month's European elections, says the co-leader of the Alternative for Germany party

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