Utah leaders are under pressure to end water diversions and enforce tougher restrictions in order save the drying Great Salt Lake. A recent report predicted it will completely dry in five years.
The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold in about a decade, artificial intelligence predicts in a new study that's more pessimistic than previous modeling.
Oil refineries release billions of pounds of pollution into waterways each year, according to regulatory data. NPR found that pollution is concentrated near places where people of color live.
Weeks of rainfall in California won't end a severe drought, but it will provide public water agencies serving 27 million people with much more water than the suppliers had been previously told.
Native seeds are crucial for land restoration efforts after disasters, which will grow more extreme as climate change worsens. "Time is of the essence" to bank sufficient seeds, a new report says.
We asked for a wish from expert wishers around the globe — from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to MacArthur "genius" grantee Gregg Gonsalves to Melva Acostaa, who runs a soup kitchen in Peru.
Some of the tens of thousands of seeds stored at a facility in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley may hold keys to helping the planet's food supply adapt to climate change. Many seeds were saved from Syria's war.
This winter could provide some relief for parched reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin, but climate scientists warn that the severe drought won't end with one wet season.
An interview with a federal safety regulator quickly became fodder for outrage, viral social media content and political fundraising.
When President Biden talks about tackling climate change, he talks about economic opportunities. Offshore wind promises to provide many opportunities, but it's not for everyone.
A federal study shows Puerto Rico can meet its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050. The path includes a focus on solar power panels installed across the territory.
It's been an unusually warm winter in the Northeast. Loggers there need frozen ground to reach some forested areas. (Story first aired on Jan. 21, 2023 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)
Across social media, headlines this week said that single use coffee pods may be more climate friendly than other ways of making coffee. That may not be the case, based on the science.
Winter is the fastest warming season across the U.S. and New England's winters are no exception. A snowplow driver in New Hampshire reflects on what climate change means.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Karen McVeigh of The Guardian about her reporting on the connection between climate change and global language loss.