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270 million people are living on sinking land in China’s major cities, new study finds

Land is sinking underneath millions of peoples’ feet in China’s major cities due to human activities, putting the country’s coastal areas more at risk of flooding and rising sea levels, new research shows.

Saving a Sea Monkey Sanctuary

As the Great Salt Lake in Utah shrinks, locals are working to preserve its critical brine shrimp fishery—along with the other entities that flourish in the lake’s strange, saline beauty.

Billions in ‘magical’ spending questioned as coral reefs fail around the world

Climate change has been singled out as the leading cause of bleaching across the world’s coral reefs.

Extreme temperatures are tied to more than half a million stroke deaths a year. With climate change, expect more

In 2019 alone, more than half a million people died due to a stroke linked to high and low temperatures, a new study found.

Study finds 17 mountains at high risk of losing biodiversity under climate change

Species living in 17 mountains around the world are facing the risk of extinction due to the rapid rate of warming attributed to climate change.

Report Outlines Which Companies Are Most Responsible for Climate Crisis

A report released by Carbon Majors on Thursday says that 57 companies were responsible for 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel and cement production between 2016 to 2022.

In Indonesia, deforestation is intensifying disasters from severe weather and climate change

Government officials blamed the floods on heavy rainfall, but environmental groups have cited the disaster as the latest example of deforestation and environmental degradation intensifying the effects of severe weather across Indonesia.

Scientists Discover How to Convert CO2 into Powder That Can Be Stored for Decades

A team of scientists has figured out how to convert planet-warming carbon dioxide into a harmless powdery fuel that could be converted into clean electricity

Study: Trees, Bushes Near Highways Can Significantly Reduce Air Pollution

Trees and bushes planted near highways do more than improve the scenery. A new Georgia State University study finds they significantly reduce air pollution caused by motor vehicles, which has been linked to a host of illnesses

Only 7 Countries Meet WHO’s Air Quality Guidelines as Fossil Fuels Worsen Pollution

A Swiss air quality monitoring firm on Tuesday said its latest worldwide data reveals the need for more walkable cities and a swift transition away from planet-heating fossil fuels, as just 7 out of 134 countries were found to meet global standards for dangerous air pollution.

Environment stable in 2023 but biodiversity takes a whack

An annual, independent assessment of Australia’s environment has found several silver linings amid longer-term declines exacerbated by climate change.