Environmental Extremes

The Himalayas Are Simultaneously Burning and Flooding: What Are We Even Doing?

The melting of the world’s highest mountains will alter water supplies for a quarter of the planet’s people, with catastrophic consequences.
Avinash Tewari
2 days ago

New, Dire Climate Models Say the Planet Warms Faster Than We Thought

Two new models say the Earth is even more sensitive to emissions than we thought, and humanity has to work even harder to meet Paris agreement targets.
Madeleine Gregory
3 days ago
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75% of Filipinos Are Convinced Climate Change Is a Serious Problem

Often hit by natural disasters, Filipinos feel like climate change is already happening.
Lia Savillo
3 days ago
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Asteroid Dust Could Help Cool the Climate, Scientists Say

A new study links an asteroid collision to a cooling period and a burst of biodiversity 466 million years ago, and suggests that asteroid dust could help the climate crisis today.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
Environmental Extremes

As Drought-Hit Australia Burns, Victims Cling to the Idea That Climate Change Is 'Unproven'

The northeast interior has become a case study in global warming. Here we see the ramifications of a changing climate, but also how humans hold onto preconceptions regardless of new evidence.
Gavin Butler
4 days ago
Environmental Extremes

Houses on Stilts, Boats as Transport: What it's Like Living in This Sinking Philippine Town

Global warming and the misuse of water resources have caused perpetual flooding in this coastal village, forcing residents to adapt in unusual ways.
Therese Reyes
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More People Are Falling Through the Arctic's Melting Ice Never to Be Seen Again

Five people in Alaska alone have slipped through the ice this year, spurring hunters to ditch snowmobiles for dog sleds.
Terri Hansen

The Human Causes of the World's Crippling Megafires

I went to northern Russia, where a group of volunteer firefighters showed me how they combat the huge blazes threatening our planet.
Wester van Gaal
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Indonesian Scientists Have Designed a Submarine That Re-Freezes Seawater

It creates hexagon-shaped ice that can fit together seamlessly while drifting at sea, like a honeycomb.
Ikhwan Hastanto
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How Climate Change Will Kill Your Internet

From melting ice caps to having to ration the available power supply, here’s why your internet access may be endangered with global warming.
Shamani Joshi
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Fluorescent Blue Glow Seen on a Chennai Beach May Be a Sign of an Unhealthy Ocean

Even as people gush over the glow, scientists and coastal experts say it could be an effect of climate change and might be harmful to marine life.
Shamani Joshi

30,000 More Deaths per Year in China If Global Warming Rises by Half-a-Degree

This figure is an optimistic estimate. Without taking future infrastructure improvements into account, the annual death toll could rise by another 50 percent.
Meera Navlakha