global warming

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11,000+ Scientists Warn That The World Is in a 'Climate Emergency'

A new report stresses the need for a major shift in environmental policies.

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How City Planners Are Battling Rising Temps Across Nation

Global warming is causing major climate shifts. Now, cities are making major changes to protect their most vulnerable residents.

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Trump's Claim That Nation's Air Has Never Been Cleaner Disproved By His EPA

Pollution is actually up since President Barack Obama left office.

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New Study Finds Global Wealth Inequality Is Tied to Climate Change

Wealthy nations are getting richer as countries inhabited by people of color get hotter and more economically disadvantaged, say researchers.

Puerto Rico Marks Holiday Season Amidst Slow Hurricane Recovery

Scientists Hope Hurricane Maria Can Reveal How The Earth Recovers From Increasingly Intense Storms

Caribbean ecosystems devastated by climate-related extreme weather have global implications.

Warren Washington

Pioneering Black Climate Scientist Honored With Top Prize in the Field

Warren Washington was one of the first physicists to create models for understanding the earths climate. 

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

Trump Administration Downplays Damning Climate Change Report

Produced by 300 scientists, it shows that global warming—which disproportionately impacts people of color—will wreak havoc on the United States’ economy, public health, coastlines and infrastructure.

Hurricane Florence Likely To Strike East Coast With Damaging Effect

How Climate Change Could Make Hurricane Florence More Dangerous For Communities of Color

Global warming not only impacts the strength of the storm, but it can also impact the mental health of those affected by it. 

A cyclist passes the El Segundo Power Plant on November 29, 2006 in El Segundo, California.

New Federal Report on Climate Change Refutes Beliefs of Trump Cabinet

Thirteen federal agencies have until Sunday to approve the document, which blames human behavior for global warming.

People march from the U.S. Capitol to the White House for the People's Climate Movement to protest President Donald Trump's environmental policies April 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

STUDY: There May Be Less Time to Fight Global Warming Than We Think

Researchers believe the Paris climate agreement may not have considered all relevant data.

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Oaklanders Fight Gentrification and Global Warming in 'The North Pole' Web Series

The creators took to Kickstarter to crowdfund the comedy, which features cameos from Ericka Huggins, W. Kamau Bell and Boots Riley.

Changing the Economics of Climate Injustice

The White House’s cap-and-trade plan comes five years after many hoped, but also right when communities of color need it most direly.