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How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. ...

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In Mongolia, climate crisis threatens herding traditions

Myagmar-Ochir may be just three years old, but he already has big plans for his future. “I want to be a horseman”, he says. ...

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Humans v nature: our long and destructive journey to the age of extinction

The story of the damage done to the world’s biodiversity is a tale of decline spanning thousands of years. Can the world seize i...

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Renewal: New Mexico tribe deploys ancient practices against drought

In a northern New Mexican town, drought is forcing changes to water and crop management. The local Indigenous community, which has...

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Can you trust the label? Fast fashion under increasing scrutiny over greenwashing

Laura McAndrews has seen and heard some things that the fashion industry wouldn't want the public to know. For many years, it was ...

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Athletes are speaking up against fossil fuel sponsorship. Why now?

In the last week, Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins, the Fremantle Dockers AFL club and the Diamonds netball team have all ma...

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To build for a warming planet, architects look to nature – and the past

Fifteen years ago, Kyle Isacksen and his wife, Katy Chandler, lived in what most people in their home city of Reno, Nevada, would ...

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What It Would Take to See the World Completely Differently

When the marine biologist Rachel Carson was a young girl, she discovered a fossilized shell while hiking around her family’s hi...

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For 110 years, climate change has been in the news. Are we finally ready to listen?

On August 14 1912, a small New Zealand newspaper published a short article announcing global coal usage was affecting our planet...

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How sustainable are fake meats?

If you’re an environmentally aware meat-eater, you probably carry at least a little guilt to the dinner table. The meat on our p...

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The Era of Climate Change Has Created a New Emotion

above, an open-cut coal mine looks like some geological aberration, a sort of man-made desert, a recent volcanic eruption, or a k...

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The Infamous 1972 Report That Warned of Civilization’s Collapse

THE COMPUTER MODELING made it plain: If people continued to overextract finite resources, pollute on a massive scale, and balloon...

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