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The Kids’ Climate Case Will Not Be Derailed, Trial Begins in Two Weeks The Kids’ Climate Case Will Not Be Derailed, Trial Begins in Two Weeks

On Monday, a judge ruled that while Donald Trump can’t be named as defendant in the kids climate lawsuit, the trial will go on. It sets up a historic courtroom showdown in two weeks that will pit youths’ constitutional rights to a stable climate against the federal government and its inaction on climate change.

UN Launches International Commission to Help Earthlings Adapt to Climate Change UN Launches International Commission to Help Earthlings Adapt to Climate Change

To address climate change, we’ve got two options. We can reduce our carbon pollution, and we can adapt to changes we’re already seeing. Money is pouring into the former bucket to the tune of nearly $280 billion in 2017, but the adaptation tap is running much drier. A first of its kind United Nations (UN)-led effort…

It Could Take Mammals 7 Million Years to Recover From Humanity Wiping Them Out It Could Take Mammals 7 Million Years to Recover From Humanity Wiping Them Out

Elephants’ brethren—including mastodons and mammoths—once ranged across the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa. But natural climatic changes helped shrink their range and human hunters ensured their demise, leaving just elephants alive and confined to parts of Africa and Asia today.

As the World Burns, Republicans Remind Us Climate Change Denial Is Alive and Well As the World Burns, Republicans Remind Us Climate Change Denial Is Alive and Well

Last week was a wild climate ride, from a landmark special report saying we basically have a decade to get our act together to Hurricane Michael decimating northwest Florida. If ever there was a time for the media to finally ask politicians about their plans to address climate change, this was it. And for once, the…

Why It’s So Hard to Tell When a Hurricane Will Blow Up Why It’s So Hard to Tell When a Hurricane Will Blow Up

If you’ve paid attention to the past two Atlantic hurricane seasons, you’ve almost certainly seen the term rapid intensification thrown about. Hurricane Michael is the most recent example, stirring from a Category 1 to strong Category 4 storm in 48 hours.

Trump Signs Actually Good Bill To Clean Up Ocean Garbage Trump Signs Actually Good Bill To Clean Up Ocean Garbage

While everyone was distracted by Kanye West spouting inanities in the Oval Office, some actual work was done in the White House yesterday. Two senators showed up for the signing of a bill that garnered unanimous support in the Congress to clean up plastic pollution in the oceans.

Photos: Hurricane Michael's Historic Rampage Photos: Hurricane Michael's Historic Rampage

Hurricane Michael roared into the heart of Florida’s Panhandle on Wednesday as a historic storm. The third-strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the U.S. left a swath of destruction that’s now becoming clear as the storm surge recedes and the howling winds subside.

'Unprecedented' Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall: Liveblog

Less than a month after facing down Florence, the U.S. faces another historic storm. Hurricane Michael is churning its way toward Florida’s Panhandle as a Category 4 monster.

Beadnose, the Fattest Bear of 2018, Is the Hero America Needs Right Now Beadnose, the Fattest Bear of 2018, Is the Hero America Needs Right Now

It is with equal parts sadness and joy that I must report that the end of Fat Bear Week is upon us and the fattest bear of them all has been decided.

Why Hurricane Michael Could Bring 13 Feet of Storm Surge Why Hurricane Michael Could Bring 13 Feet of Storm Surge

Hurricane Michael is on track to make landfall in Florida’s Panhandle Wednesday as one of the fiercest storms the region has ever seen. While Florence drenched the Carolinas with record rainfall and other hurricanes attack with wind, Michael’s main threat will be surge.

In World First, a Court Reaffirms a Government's Responsibility to Act on Climate Change In World First, a Court Reaffirms a Government's Responsibility to Act on Climate Change

We’re three weeks away from a major climate case going to trial in the U.S., and a new ruling in Europe could put a little wind in the plaintiff’s sails.

Fiji Issues Bold Challenge to the World in Wake of Terrifying New Climate Report Fiji Issues Bold Challenge to the World in Wake of Terrifying New Climate Report

The message of a groundbreaking new international climate report is clear: We need to dramatically slice greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade or say goodbye to capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. That temperature target is a matter of survival for a number of small island nations.

Hurricane Michael Could Bring Major Flooding to Florida's Gulf Coast

Hurricane Michael has formed on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and is likely to make a beeline toward the Florida Panhandle. As it moves inland, it could bring heavy rains to the still-recovering Carolinas toward end the week.

The Economist Who Made the World Consider the Cost of Climate Change Just Won a Nobel Prize The Economist Who Made the World Consider the Cost of Climate Change Just Won a Nobel Prize

For the first time ever, an economist studying the impacts of climate change has been honored with a Nobel prize.

We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster

By 2030, we as a collective 7 billion humans will know our fate, or at the very least, the fate of the most vulnerable among us. A landmark report released on Sunday sets the clock ticking for humanity and its quest to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels.

Satellite Imagery Shows Indonesia’s Tsunami-Shocked Landscape Becoming Liquid

The tsunami-driven floodwater has receded from Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, but the slow-motion disaster continues. The major earthquake last week and subsequent loosening of the soil has spurred landslides and even liquified the ground around the coastal city of Palu.

Tropical Storm Could Fuck Alaska Tropical Storm Could Fuck Alaska

Things that look unintentionally like dicks will never not be funny. And so I present to you, dear reader, the map above that depicts the odds of topical storm-force winds from Tropical Storm Walaka.

Take a 360-Degree Trip Through Hurricane Maria's Clouds In a New NASA Visualization 

It’s been a year since Hurricane Maria rapidly intensified into a terrifying monster storm, and yet scientists are still learning about it. Now, they’ve pulled back the curtain to show the public some of the data they’re looking at.

Wind Farms May Actually Warm the US, Controversial Study Finds Wind Farms May Actually Warm the US, Controversial Study Finds

Climate change? Bad. Wind farms to fight climate change? Maybe...also bad?

Rejoice, the Great Fat Bear Competition Has Begun

The only good bear is a fat bear.

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