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‘Firefighters Out There in the Snow’: Wildfires Rage Early in Parched West

RUIDOSO, N.M. — New Mexico’s first major wildfire of the year ignited this week near a campground where visitors can hike to view hundreds...

Can We Get to Net Zero With a ‘Circular’ Economic Strategy? Join the Conversation.

The ambitious goal of getting to net zero emissions of carbon dioxide is a target that will require significant economic changes across the world.In...

The Departed Could Soon Become Compost in Colorado

DENVER — Food scraps and biodegradable utensils are common fodder for compost, but in Colorado, human remains could soon be transformed into soil too.The...

Senate to Reinstate Obama-Era Controls on Climate-Warming Methane

Both the scientific understanding of the role that methane plays in driving climate change and the position of the oil and gas industry have...

Pandemic Lockdowns Cut Pollution, Slowing Snowmelt in South Asia

Cleaner skies over South Asia that resulted from pandemic lockdowns last year likely affected the timing of snowmelt in the Indus River basin of...

U.S. Is Under Pressure to Release Vaccine Supplies as India Faces Deadly Surge

Biden administration officials are coming under increasing pressure to lift restrictions on exports of supplies that vaccine makers in India say they need to...

Biden’s Bet on a Climate Transition Carries Big Risks

Richard Rhodes, the energy historian whose recent book, “Energy: A Human History,” recounts the technologies and innovation that transformed energy over centuries, said an...

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday moved to put four years of official climate denial behind the United States, declaring that America would cut...

On TV, Spend Earth Day With David, Greta … or Cher?

If your appetite for Earth Day content is modest, the best choice would be the three hourlong episodes of “A Year to Change the...

On the Menu at a Lunch in Italy: Protected Songbirds

ROME — It seemed like just another violation of coronavirus social-distance restrictions when the Italian police broke up a luncheon of about 20 people...

There’s a Booming Business in America’s Forests. Some Aren’t Happy About It.

Pellet makers source wood from thousands of landowners, who are often eager to earn revenue to offset land taxes. Enviva opened its first mill...

Listen to a Changing Planet, Through These 5 Climate Podcasts

Giving climate change a worthy amount of attention can seem a daunting task. The scope of the problem is colossal; the obstacles to...

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Think Outside the Brunch for Mother’s Day

Spruce up her surroundings.“Look around your space and think about what will make her feel cared for,” said Marianne Canada, lifestyle expert for HGTV.com...

Of Brexit and Boris: What’s Driving the Call for Scottish Independence

The millions of votes counted across Scotland on Saturday could be among the most consequential in recent times, and not because of their impact...

Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

As glaciers melt and shrink in the Alps of Northern Italy, long-frozen relics of World War I have been emerging from the ice.They include...

A Chinese Rocket Is Tumbling Back to Earth. Where Will It Land?

A piece of China’s largest rocket is tumbling back to Earth this weekend. No one really knows when or where it will land.On April...