The Trump Administration is Pushing to Eliminate NASA’s Climate Research Programs—These Pictures Show What a Loss That Would Be

President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget would slash funding for NASA’s Earth Science Division, and while his budget hasn’t gained traction in Congress, it is an important statement of the administration’s priorities. In a nod to his allies in the fossil fuel industry, Trump is calling for the elimination of vital…

Stop Procrastinating! Fighting Climate Change Now Could Save Over 150 Million Lives

Everyone does it: whether it’s paying your bills, turning in an assignment or emailing your mom back, we’re all guilty of pushing the problem for another day. And this is exactly what we’ve been doing with climate change for the past 50 years - kicking the can down the road and hoping that somewhere somehow someone…

Animation: Christiana Figueres Explains the True Cost of Exiting the Paris Climate Agreement  

If the U.S. actually pulls out of the Paris Climate Agreement, as Donald Trump has promised, it’ll be the only country in the world to reject the international treaty. Trump thinks this is a good idea, claiming that Paris is a “bad deal” that will cost the U.S. billions of dollars. Christiana Figueres, the UN diplomat…

Coral Restored: Sometimes Nature Needs a Helping Hand

Coral reefs across the globe are on the verge of collapse, but unless you’re a scuba diver or a snorkeler, you probably haven’t seen it. Rising ocean temperatures cause coral bleaching, which can wipe out entire sections of reef. We’ve already lost 25 to 40 percent of the world’s coral, and in Florida there’s been a…

Studies Show Our Impact on Lakes, Rivers and Streams Is Only Getting Worse

There’s been a lot of stories lately about how human action is impacting the world’s oceans, and with good reason: ocean acidification, coral bleaching, overfishing and pollution are pushing the Big Blue to the brink—throwing entire ecosystems into limbo. But what we don’t hear about as often is how our lakes, rivers…

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