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In Real Life: Plastic Time Bomb

In Real Life: Plastic Time Bomb

A global exploration of microplastics' impact on our planet and on our health — and what scientists are doing to help fix the problem.

 | By Nelufar Hedayat and Kevin Clancy

alks on a phone in his car alongside Saddle Road as the Mauna Loa volcano erupts.

Hawaii Volcano's Lava Could Block Major Highway

A blockage of the road would pose problems, especially for those who use it to commute from Hilo and other parts of the island's east side.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Tornado destruction in Flatwood, Alabama.

Tornado Outbreak Leaves Trail Of Destruction Across Southern U.S.

A 39-year-old Alabama woman and her 8-year-old son were killed by one of dozens of tornadoes that swept across the Deep South over the past two days.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Cars and debris from washed-away homes line a canal in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

2022 Hurricane Season Characterized By Slow Start Until Ian Hit

The 2022 hurricane season got off to a slow start, until Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S.

 | By Scott Withers

Solar panels sit in front of Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar.

The Workaround Some Companies Use To Say They're 'Carbon-Neutral'

Some companies buy carbon offset projects to achieve carbon-neutral pledges, but it's hard to prove those projects are doing what they claim.

 | By Newsy Staff

Prince William and Princess Kate

U.K. Royals Arrive In Boston To Showcase Youthful Monarchy

Americans will see the younger face of a monarchy that is tackling important issues as it seeks to remain relevant in modern, multicultural Britain.

 | By Associated Press

The Mauna Loa volcano is seen erupting from vents on the Northeast Rift Zone on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Erupts, Officials Warn People To Prepare

The eruption of Mauna Loa wasn't immediately threatening towns, but officials told residents to be ready for worse.

 | By Associated Press

Dammed To Extinction

Dammed To Extinction

Orcas need roughly a million salmon a year, but where to find a million fish? The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams.

 | By Newsy Docs Presents

An aerial view of damaged houses after heavy rainfall triggered landslides.

Newborn Among 7 Dead In Landslide On Italy's Ischia Island

The risks of landslides remained in the highest part of the town, near where heavy rainfall loosened a chunk of mountainside.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Indonesian President Joko Widodo plants a tree.

How Cities Are Using Trees To Combat Climate Change

A recently published study of 78 countries found about half of the trees were experiencing climate conditions beyond their limits.

 | By Ben Schamisso

A bag of nurdles.

New Report Says Texas Waterway Pollution Worst In The Nation

Patrick Bayou is an EPA superfund site, where toxic chemicals flow right into the Houston shipping channel.

 | By John Mone

Boy collects books from the rubble following an earthquake in Indonesia.

Monsoon Rains Halt Rescue Efforts After Indonesia Quake

The death toll from the 5.6 magnitude quake was expected to rise with many people still missing in remote areas.

 | By Associated Press

House flattened by an earthquake in Indonesia.

Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises To 268; 151 Others Still Missing

The 5.6 magnitude quake shook the region in West Java province, injuring hundreds of people and prompting evacuations from the region.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate and Sherry Rehman, minister of climate change for Pakistan

U.N. Climate Deal: Calamity Cash, But No New Emissions Cuts

The deal is a win for poorer nations — often victims of climate-worsened conditions despite having contributed little to the pollution heating Earth.

 | By Associated Press

Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission

EU Shakes Up Climate Talks With Surprise Disaster Fund Offer

European Union Executive VP Frans Timmermans made it clear that the EU won't offer more money unless there are concessions on emissions targets.

 | By Associated Press

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Says Climate Efforts 'More Urgent Than Ever' At Summit

President Biden says new spending on clean energy initiatives has cemented the United States' role in the effort.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Drivers navigate a flooded Florida street following the passage of Hurricane Nicole

Tropical Depression Nicole Raining From Georgia To New York

Nicole could dump up to 8 inches of rain over the Blue Ridge Mountains and there's a chance of flash and urban flooding as far north as New England.

 | By Associated Press and Scott Withers

Flare to burn methane from oil production.

Biden Tightens Methane Emissions Rule Amid Push For More Oil

The president is set to announce a supplemental rule cracking down on emissions of methane Friday as he attends a global climate conference in Egypt.

 | By Associated Press and Scott Withers

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Off To Climate Talks, 1st Leg Of Around-The-World Trip

At the climate conference, President Biden will discuss a new supplemental rule coming Friday that cracks down on methane emissions.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Panelists attend a discussion at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.

COP27: Leaders Will Discuss Who's Covering Costs Of Climate Change

Poorer countries are pushing wealthier nations to pay for climate change disasters, and it's on the official agenda for the first time at COP27.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Rain and heavy winds along the Jensen Beach Causeway.

Nicole Weakens To Tropical Storm Over East-Central Florida

Nicole will keep moving over Georgia and the Carolinas Thursday and Friday, dumping heavy rain across the region.

 | By Associated Press and Scott Withers

People distributing sand bags.

Tropical Storm Nicole Makes Landfall In The Bahamas; Nears Florida

Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall Wednesday morning on Great Abaco Island in the northwestern Bahamas with estimated winds of 70 mph.

 | By Associated Press

Floridians moving sand bags ahead of subtropical storm Nicole.

Tropical Storm Nicole Churns Toward Bahamas, Florida

The National Hurricane Center said the storm is expected to make landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Hurricane Watch: Subtropical Storm Eyes Florida, Bahamas

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 34 counties in the potential path of the storm, out of an abundance of caution.

 | By Associated Press

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit

COP27: U.N. Chief Tells Climate Summit To Cooperate Or Perish

Ahead of this year's conference, leaders and experts have been ringing alarm bells that time's running out to avert catastrophic rises in temperature.

 | By Associated Press

People look toward a smoky forest.

Inhabitants

Across deserts, coastlines, and forests, five Native American tribes work to restore their traditional ways of managing and protecting land.

 | By Passion River

Delegates at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit

World In Crisis A Grim Backdrop For U.N. Climate Talks

Envoys from around the globe gathered Sunday at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.

 | By Associated Press

Fred Davis wipes his face as he describes building his home and the damage after a tornado hit in Powderly, Texas.

Deadly Tornadoes Hit Texas And Oklahoma, Flatten Buildings

While peak severe weather season typically is in the spring, tornadoes occasionally develop in October, November, December and even January.

 | By Associated Press

A sign is seen on a fence near an outdoor Magellan penguin viewing area at the Blank Park Zoo

Avian Flu Is Affecting The Poultry Industry As The Holidays Approach

Bird flu, in the U.S. and abroad, is pushing poultry prices up ahead of Thanksgiving.

 | By Meg Hilling