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Ghost forests creep up U.S. East Coast

New Jersey’s Atlantic white cedar forests are turning from green to a pale white, a sign of creeping sea levels and more frequent superstorms.

Poland ordered to pay $580,000 fine for each day it continues operating a controversial coal mine

Poland will have to pay a €500,000 ($586,000) fine for each day it continues extracting coal at an open-pit mine near the Czech and German borders, Europe’s top court ruled Monday.

The companies polluting the planet have spent millions to make you think carpooling and recycling will save us

Plastics companies spent millions to kickstart recycling programs, and it helped them avoid bans. Decades later, fossil-fuel interests spend millions to promote carpooling and reducing energy use.

Record number of environmental activists murdered

A record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year, according to a report by a campaign group.

Amazon, meet Amazon: Tech giant rolls out rainforest carbon offset project

Tech giant Amazon has announced a nature-based carbon removal project in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

‘Southern Blob’ of hot ocean is causing a megadrought thousands of miles away in Chile

In the southwest Pacific Ocean, there’s a huge region of unusually warm water covering an area about the size of Australia, known as “the Southern Blob. “Several thousand miles away, the South American nation of Chile has been experiencing a megadrought for more than a decade, with dwindling rain and water supplies.

New York, New Jersey declare emergencies, at least six reported dead in record rains

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency late on Wednesday as record-breaking rains from tropical storm Ida led to flooding and hazardous conditions on the roads, with media reporting at least six deaths. “I…

With wildfire threatening, Lake Tahoe prepares for emergency

Echo Summit, a mountain pass where cliff-hanging U.S. Route 50 begins its descent toward Lake Tahoe, is where firefighters plan to make their stand if the Caldor Fire keeps burning through dense forest in the Sierra Nevada.

The New Raw’s 3D-printed beach furniture gives marine plastic waste a new life

Through the means of robotic 3D printing and marine plastic waste as the raw material, Dutch architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki have designed a limited-edition collection of beach furniture titled ‘The Elements’

What to Watch on Waterbear this week

Waterbear Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today. 

Henri hurls rain as storm settles atop swamped Northeast US

The slow-rolling system named Henri is taking its time drenching the Northeast US with rain, lingering early Monday atop a region made swampy by the storm’s relentless downpour.

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef

Report launched with youth activists including Greta Thunberg paints ‘unimaginably dire’ picture