• End-of-Summer Arctic Sea Ice Extent Eighth-Lowest on Record

    And Antarctica is heading to its maximum yearly sea ice extent, which typically occurs in September or early October. NASA reported this year's maximum extent is likely to be among the five lowest in the satellite record — a continuation of the low extents in 2015 and 2016.

  • Affected Florida Counties Urged to Accelerate Debris Cleanup

    Plans submitted to the department will be posted publicly on its website. All of the plans must include an estimated date of completion, and any county that plans to request reimbursement for debris removal following Irma must submit a plan.

  • Agreement Reached to Reduce Baltimore Sewage Overflows

    The new proposed agreement calls for mandatory stream quality monitoring for pollutants, including pathogens, with results posted quarterly, and greater transparency, with draft plans posted to the city's website and made available 45 days before they are due to interested parties.

  • New York Offers ZEV Rebates to Municipal Fleets

    The state promises that its zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure investments will advance Gov. Cuomo's clean transportation and climate change goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Environmental Impact of Harvey Still Unknown, Expected to be "Dire"

    At best, experts said that the long-term environmental health consequences of the storm will be “dire.”

  • Chemical Plant Suffers Two Explosions Due to Flooding

    Early Thursday morning, two explosions generating billows of thick black smoke were reported at a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, just 30 miles northeast of downtown Houston

  • Hurricane Harvey Spurs Energy Shutdowns

    As Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath continue on a path of destruction, oil and gas companies located in the epicenter of Texas’ refining industry have been forced to halt operations.

  • Canada Creates Climate Change Panel of Experts

    The panel will support the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which is Canada's plan to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and create clean growth and jobs through investments in clean technology, innovation, and infrastructure.

  • First Convention on Mercury Control Now in Force

    "The Minamata Convention shows that our global work to protect our planet and its people can continue to bring nations together. We did it for the ozone layer and now we're doing it for mercury, just as we need to do it for climate change – a cause that the Minamata Convention will also serve. Together, we can clean up our act," said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment.

  • Cal FIRE Awards Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sequester Carbon

    Landowners will retain ownership of their land and will not be restricted from using it for activities such as timber harvest, hunting, fishing, and hiking; the grants will protect more than 28,285 acres of forests from development.