A quarter of the world’s population experienced a record-warm year in 2021, research shows.
Earth’s annual average temperature checkup can mask a lot of the details of the climate record over the previous year, and 2021 showed that deadly heat-related climate extremes happen, even if it’s not a record-warm year.
The rights of nature movement, which seeks to give animals and other entities in the natural world the same legal protections as human beings, is spawning laws and lawsuits all over the world.
Salmon—the fish—are suing the City of Seattle in Sauk-Suiattle tribal court, seeking recognition of their legal rights to exist, flourish and regenerate.
The sudden departure of Cecilia Martinez and David Kieve is sparking concerns over how the White House will achieve its ambitious climate and environmental justice goals.
The resignations of two key architects of President Joe Biden’s climate and environmental justice agenda in the last two weeks are raising concerns among activists, who have urged the administration to fulfill its promises to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and protect vulnerable communities.