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The US leads the world in weather catastrophes. Here’s why

Blame geography for the U.S. getting hit by stronger, costlier, more varied and frequent extreme weather than anywhere on the planet, several experts said.

‘Grim’ Report Warns 40% of US Animals at Risk of Extinction

“We are currently experiencing and causing the Sixth Extinction—the mass extinction of species across the planet,” said the head of NatureServe.

Utah’s Great Salt Lake is on the verge of collapse, and could expose millions to arsenic laced dust

Scientists say excessive water use is to blame, with 74% of diverted lakewater being used for unsustainable agricultural practices

US Senate passes $739bn healthcare and climate bill after months of wrangling

Inflation Reduction Act will reduce planet-heating emissions and lower prescription drug costs – and give Biden a crucial victory

US to plant 1 billion trees as climate change kills forests

The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S.

Derecho turns skies green

As storms moved across the US, people witnessed a green-tinged sky.

Over a third of US population urged to stay indoors amid record-breaking heat

More than 125 million people under heat alerts as record high temperatures set throughout US, particularly in the south-west

More than 50 million people in the U.S. are under excessive heat warnings

More than 25 major cities tied or broke record-high temperatures Saturday, during a dangerous heatwave that enveloped much of the Southwestern United States over the weekend.

Recycled shrimp nets used to remove marine debris

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has devised a creative way to clean up the Georgia coast

50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

Fifty years ago, the U.S. passed the Clean Water Act with the goal of ensuring  “fishable, swimmable” water across the U.S. by 1983. 

Nearly half of US bald eagles suffer lead poisoning

America’s national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs of chronic lead exposure, according to a study published Thursday.