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New satellite photos reveal the California wildfire's shocking damage from space

Flames have consumed more than 170,000 acres of land, killed at least 23 people, destroyed thousands of homes, and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate. Napa and Sonoma counties — the heart of California wine country— are especially hard-hit.<p>Officials have yet to determine the origin of …

California

As Puerto Rico Struggles With Lack of Drinking Water, Residents Turn to Toxic Waste Sites

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as …

Puerto Rico

Worrying New Research Finds That The Ocean Is Cutting Through a Key Antarctic Ice Shelf

Here's why that matters.<p>A new study published Tuesday has found that warm ocean water is carving an enormous channel into the underside of one of the …

Turns Out The Great Barrier Reef Can Actually Heal Itself, But We Have to Help It

Science to the rescue!<p>The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery …

Donald Trump

Is the 1-2 punch of Harvey and Irma due to nature — or climate change? Yes.

Another week, another Atlantic storm that weather watchers are calling "unprecedented."<p>Hurricane Irma slammed into the eastern Caribbean and Puerto Rico with 185 mph winds on Wednesday while millions in Haiti, Cuba and Florida fled or hunkered down in anticipation of the storm’s arrival later in …

Climate Change
Climate Change

Trump to Sign Executive Order Aimed at Trade Cheats

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Friday that is intended to identify the countries the White House considers to be among the top cheaters in trade deals with the U.S., senior administration officials said.<p>Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters Thursday night that the …

Donald Trump

Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pesticide linked to nervous system damage in kids

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday reversed an Obama administration recommendation to ban a pesticide linked to nervous system damage in children.<p>Newly installed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order that would allow farmers to continue using chlorpyrifos, which is …