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The Beresovka mammoth, except for head, it is an almost wholly preserved, mummified mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia. (Cropbot / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cataclysm, Mass Extinctions, and the Consequent Myths

According to geologists, in the interval from 10,000 to 8,000 BC, some 35 to 45 species of large mammals became extinct. This is...
The Arctic Is Warming Much Faster Than the Rest of Earth

The Arctic Is Warming Much Faster Than the Rest of Earth

As climate delegates discuss the planet’s future at the COP25 meeting in Madrid this week, a new study finds the Arctic is warming...
We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

We Need to Protect Antarctic ‘Blue Carbon’

Both polar regions are losing marine ice. Ice shelves are breaking up into giant icebergs, more glaciers are retreating and at faster rates,...
How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

Next fall, San Francisco International Airport plans to begin environmental studies for its next big construction project. The $587 million project, targeted for...
SUVs Are Worse for the Climate Than You Ever Imagined

SUVs Are Worse for the Climate Than You Ever Imagined

What would Greta drive?SUVskam isn’t a thing yet, but flight shame (or “flygskam” in Swedish) is, thanks in part to the efforts of...
Our Planet May Be Barreling Toward a Tipping Point

Our Planet May Be Barreling Toward a Tipping Point

When we’re talking about social justice, a tipping point is a beautiful thing—a court case that shifts public opinion, for example. For a...
China Is Still Building an Insane Number of New Coal Plants

China Is Still Building an Insane Number of New Coal Plants

Three years ago this month, the Paris climate agreement went into effect, and so far things aren’t looking great. Many countries are struggling...
London Could Ban Uber, a Gendered Climate Crisis, and More News

London Could Ban Uber, a Gendered Climate Crisis, and More News

Uber's getting unseated and women are getting cheated, but first, a cartoon about when karaoke gets a little too real.Here's the news you...
Climate Change Is Brutal for Everyone, But Worse for Women

Climate Change Is Brutal for Everyone, But Worse for Women

The climate crisis is so epic, so vicious, so wide-reaching, that at this point there are few aspects of the human experience it...
How the Climate Crisis Is Killing Us, in 9 Alarming Charts

How the Climate Crisis Is Killing Us, in 9 Alarming Charts

Maybe you live in Ohio, far away from rising seas. Maybe you live in Canada, nowhere near a blazing desert. You might think...

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