Online shopping often has a smaller carbon footprint than shopping at a store. But when you opt for two-day shipping, you're basically asking companies to ship your stuff inefficiently.
CO₂ could soon reach levels that, it's widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.
Chris Jordan takes reports of large-scale waste and consumption out of the realm of statistics and places them squarely in front of our faces.
Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead.
For decades, the conventional wisdom has been the other way around: Electricity was dirty and the process of generating it and transmitting it involved substantial losses, so from an energy conservation point of view, the best thing to do was often to burn fossil fuel on site in increasingly energy-efficient devices.
… and not enough cash.
By 2030, what were once 500-year events could happen every five years.
Using generators, rationing and even bonfires, Puerto Ricans have had to get creative to survive weeks without power or regular water and food after Hurricane Maria.
If actor Blake Vilanti is going to stop global climate change, Dr. Robert Khan is going to have to help him pick out the perfect headshot. Wait, what?
One of the most profound effects of a warming world is underway on US soil — the impact will force thousands to relocate, and have far-reaching, global consequences.
After the tiny nation of Kiribati helped lay the bedrock of New Zealand's economy, it faces destruction amidst rising seas.
At least dozens and possibly hundreds have died. More than a third of Puerto Ricans have no clean drinking water. And FEMA has only enough meals to serve one-tenth of the people who need them.
This intense storm in Johannesburg, South Africa knocked over trees and flooded roads — and it made this swimming pool look like it was boiling, thanks to what look like golfball-sized hail.
The cause of the fires is under investigation, but the combination of strong winds, high temperatures and dry conditions has helped the fires spread with terrifying speed.
Firefighters were battling blazes in Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino and Butte Counties, the authorities said.
In a number of projects and proposals, architects and urban planners are working with water instead of against it
Oxfam, a global organization working to end poverty, is criticizing the United States government's response to the crisis in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the 3.4 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico are left facing electrical and communication outages, infrastructure failures, crop devastation and water and gasoline shortages.
We feed beans to cattle. Cattle release methane. Methane warms the climate. What if we trimmed the beef out?
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