climate change
Ban Rich White Guys From Writing Their Thoughts About Climate Change

Inexplicably, Jonathan Franzen and the New Yorker have come back for another round of being complete dumbasses about climate change. Read More >>

climate change
Sweden’s Tallest Peak Has Lost Its Title, Thanks to Climate Change

Sweden may have to follow Iceland’s lead in holding a funeral for the dying ice atop Kebnekaise, the nation’s former tallest peak. Scientists have confirmed that the title of Sweden’s highest point has changed hands, after two blistering summers eroded the glacier capping the mightiest mountain in the country. Read More >>

natural disasters
New Aerial Footage of the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian Is Absolutely Gut-Wrenching

Even before landfall, it was pretty clear Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands would never be the same after Hurricane Dorian. Now, after 36 hours of pummelling winds and waves from the Category 5 hurricane, the world is getting its first glimpse at what that devastating transformation looks like. Read More >>

climate change
Greta Thunberg Staged Her First Strike on American Soil

In August last year, teen activist Greta Thunberg began a solitary climate protest on the steps of the Swedish parliament ever Friday. In January this year, teen activist Alexandria Villasenor began a solitary climate protest in front of the United Nations in New York. This Friday, their worlds’ collided. Read More >>

environment
Smoke Has Blotted Out the Sun in São Paulo as the Amazon Burns

What began as a “day of fire” a week and a half ago has now turned daytime skies in São Paulo an inky black. The Amazon has been in deep, deep trouble ever since far-right president Jair Bolsnaro took over running Brazil. Advocates feared his regime would commit ecological “genocide” in the Amazon and with each passing month, those fears are becoming reality. Read More >>

climate change
A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 34.7 Degrees Celcius

Amid the hottest month in recorded history, some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July. Read More >>

microplastics
Microplastics Are Airborne, Polluted Arctic Snow Reveals

Microplastic pollution has become so ubiquitous, it’s almost easier to find places covered in the stuff than not. High peaks, low valleys, and even the air we breathe is filled with microscopic bits of plastic. Read More >>

climate change
‘I Am Afraid’: A First-Ever Poll Shows How Worried Greenlanders Are About Climate Change

Greenland is on the front lines of climate change. This summer of fire and ice loss is indicative of the much larger shifts afoot. Yet while much has been made about the science of rising temperature, precious little research has been done on the impacts on the people who call the island home. Read More >>

science
Lightning Struck Near the North Pole as the Arctic Continues to Unravel

In the scheme of things, a freak lightning storm near the North Pole probably isn’t the biggest concern about the rapidly warming Arctic. But it’s yet another sign that the Arctic continues to have an abnormal one this summer. Read More >>

climate change
Humans Have Transformed 70% of Land on Earth. We Have a Choice for What We Do Next

In what feels like it’s becoming a regular ritual in self-flagellation, scientists have released a new special report documenting the perilous state of our planet. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report focuses on how humans have transformed the very land we depend on for our survival. Read More >>

animals
If You Think 30-50 Feral Hogs Sounds Bad, Just Wait

Hey, it’s me, your local environmental reporter here to ruin all your feral hog fun. Read More >>

water
A Global Water Emergency Is Right Around the Corner – Unless We Stop It

When Chennai, India’s main reservoir disappeared earlier this summer, the world was rightfully shocked. A city of more than 4.6 million people had lost its main sources of drinking water, forcing authorities to rely on water shipped in by train. Read More >>

climate change
‘Surprise’ Ocean Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common

There are two flavours of surprise: good and bad. Winning the lottery? Good. Extreme heat waves cooking the oceans with more regularity, ruining fisheries that millions of people rely on? Decidedly bad. Read More >>

climate change
This Satellite Image Shows Everything Wrong With Greenland Right Now

If you could sum up climate change’s impact on the Arctic in one image, you’d be hard pressed to find something better than this satellite view, which shows the meltdown of one of the largest stores of ice on Earth while a wildfire rages in the distance. Read More >>