October 16, 2018

Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit Against Federal Government Can Proceed

A lawsuit from a group of American kids suing the federal government over climate change can proceed, a judge ruled in rejecting several arguments from the Trump administration. The suit, brought by 21 young people, accuses the federal government of violating their rights by failing to act on climate change.

For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late

Across huge swaths of the world, scientists simply don't have the data that they need—especially the kind of in-depth, long-term observations that can place current weather in context—to make predictions about what the future of climate change will look like, The Atlantic reports.

October 15, 2018

October 12, 2018

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael's Sudden, Shocking Growth

Unlike Hurricane Florence, which idled over the Atlantic Ocean as a powerful storm for days, Michael spun through the stages of hurricane formation quickly. It became a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon. By Tuesday, it was a major hurricane that kept intensifying. 

China Coal City Vows 'No-Coal Zones' In Bid to Curb Pollution

Datong, a major coal-producing city in northern China's Shanxi province, will establish "no-coal zones" in urban districts as part of its efforts to curb pollution, the provincial government said on Thursday. The restrictions would cover 39 square miles and include bans on the storage, sale and direct combustion of coal.

October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael Has Farmers Rushing to Harvest Crops Before the Storm

The second hurricane in a month threatens to wipe out crops across a swath of North and South Carolina still recovering from Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Michael, a "potentially catastrophic" Category 4, was headed for the Florida coast on a path expected to bring heavy rain to Georgia and the Carolinas right as farmers are harvesting several important crops.

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