Climate Crisis Weekly Stories February 15

  • Scientists on an Antarctic expedition found that chinstrap penguin populations have plummeted.
  • Half of US pollution deaths occur in states where the pollution didn’t start, according to a new study.
  • Globally, air pollution from fossil fuels costs $8 billion per day.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories February 8

  • What Donald Trump said (and didn’t) say about climate change, energy, and EVs in his State of the Union speech.
  • Nine leading environmental organizations released a statement about Trump’s environmental track record (spoiler: they’re not impressed).
  • The bumblebee population is in decline across North America and Europe due to rising temperatures.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories February 1

  • Joe Biden said that “there’s not a single solitary scientist that thinks” the Green New Deal can work. 57 scientists responded that he’s wrong.
  • An endurance swimmer swam beneath the Antarctic ice sheet to highlight climate-change effects.
  • Wildlife experts in Australia work to rescue animals after the bushfire crisis.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories January 25

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s more worried about Iran than climate change.
  • Why Bernie Sanders’ expensive, radical plan to tackle the climate crisis just might work.
  • Not everyone at Davos is “elite”: Meet the youth climate activists who slept in tents in the snow.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories January 18

  • Two islands in an Indonesian Unesco world biosphere reserve have disappeared due to rising seas.
  • Microsoft announces it will be carbon negative by 2030.
  • Australian firefighters saved the world’s last remaining “dinosaur trees” from the bushfires.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories January 11

  • Greta Thunberg and 20 other young activists are calling on world leaders to abandon fossil fuels.
  • London has installed three awesome “City Trees,” which are moss towers that eat pollution.
  • This tiny house is not only seriously cute, it’s also eco-friendly and resistant to natural disasters.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories January 4

  • Australian bushfires continue to blaze and the heat is relentless. Why is this happening?
  • Angela Merkel’s New Year’s speech message: We must combat climate change. There is still time.
  • The moment when climate activists Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg “meet” on Skype.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories December 28, 2019

  • The Trump administration has dissolved more than 80 regulations protecting air, water, land, and health.
  • Activists in South Korea build a “Christmas tree” out of cigarette butts in a call for a plastic ban.
  • South Korea shuts down a second nuclear reactor.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories December 21, 2019

  • 5 eco-friendly holiday gift ideas for you last-minute shoppers.
  • If we cut air pollution, then it could prevent depression in millions of people.
  • A Dutch designer created a billboard in Mexico that actually eats smog.
  • A solar-powered desalinization plant provides clean water to a Kenyan community.
  • And more…

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Climate Crisis Weekly Stories December 14, 2019

  • COP25: What was — and was not — achieved at the UN Climate Summit in Madrid.
  • Climate activist Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year.
  • Why melting ice in the Arctic directly affects every one of us.
  • Which US states cut their environmental agency budget and staff numbers? This map will tell you.
  • And more…

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