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 >>

climate change
July ‘Equalled, If Not Surpassed’ Record for World’s Hottest Month

Sometimes the headline says it all. This is one of those cases, folks. Read More >>

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This Coalnado is About as 2019 as it Gets

If last year was the year of firenado, it’s only fitting that this is the year of the coalnado. Read More >>

science
Are We Watching the Arctic Pass a Tipping Point This Summer?

The Arctic’s summer of discontent is reaching a fever pitch this week. The heat wave that broke records in Europe is coming to Greenland and could melt enough ice to measurably raise global sea levels; wildfires are blazing on every continent, pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; and sea ice is at record-low levels. Read More >>

science
Scientists Propose Pumping 74 Trillion Tonnes of Artificial Snow Onto to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to Stop Its Collapse

We’ve reached the “what if we just make it snow a lot to save Antarctic’s ice sheets” phase of our time on Earth. Good job, everyone. Read More >>