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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Jun 11, 2019

Three Islands Disappeared in the Past Year. Is Climate Change to Blame?

Three Islands Disappeared in the Past Year. Is Climate Change to Blame?

There is increasing concern that rising sea levels due to climate change will have devastating effects on low-lying islands and coastlines, as scientists have found that three islands have disappeared within the...

Apr 22, 2019

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute.

Apr 21, 2019

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate...

Apr 8, 2019

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue. Josh Willis is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion...

Apr 5, 2019

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

The iconic cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. are impacted by climate change. Their peak blooms have shifted five days earlier over the past century.

Mar 27, 2019

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate...

Jan 24, 2019

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

While Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it still was the fourth warmest on record, a new analysis shows. With the partial U.S. government shutdown, federal agency calculations for...

Jan 8, 2019

Pa. Governor Wants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Pa. Governor Wants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gov. Tom Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change and setting targets to slash Pennsylvania's greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state...

Jan 3, 2019

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit...

Dec 16, 2018

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how...

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Storms Leave Power Outages, Commuter Slowdowns
Storms Leave Power Outages, Commuter Slowdowns

Severe thunderstorms with powerful winds, lightning and heavy rain barreled through the Philadelphia region Monday night and early Tuesday, causing damage, tens of thousands of power outages and commuter...

Arrest Made in Death of Ole Miss Student
Arrest Made in Death of Ole Miss Student

Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 21-year-old female Ole Miss student. Law enforcement sources confirmed that Brandon Theesfeld, 22, was booked into the Lafayette County Jail at...

Police Search for Driver, Victim in Street Racing Hit-&-Run
Police Search for Driver, Victim in Street Racing Hit-&-Run

Police are searching not only for a hit-and-run driver, but also the woman apparently hurt during a street racing crash in South Philadelphia over the weekend.

Confederate Flag Costs Delaware Historical Society $14K
Confederate Flag Costs Delaware Historical Society $14K

Delaware has cut more than $14,000 in state funding to the Georgetown Historical Society over the Confederate flag and monument at the group's museum.

2020 Olympics Bring New Sports As Event Embraces Millennials
2020 Olympics Bring New Sports As Event Embraces Millennials

Tokyo 2020 is not going to be your grandparents' Olympic Games. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed five new sports were to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Games, it was a clear signal...