- After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage December 14, 2017
Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.
- How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump December 14, 2017
As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: "Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment."
- Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back December 14, 2017
Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo. We have the photos.
- 3 Reasons Why California's Fire Risk Won't Dampen Anytime Soon December 13, 2017
The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West.
- Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine December 13, 2017
Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.
- Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change December 13, 2017
The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.
- California Firefighter On Battling The Thomas Wildfire December 12, 2017
The Thomas Fire is now the fifth-largest fire in modern California history. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with battalion chief Fred Burris about what battling this wildfire is like.
- Firefighters Struggle To Contain Southern California's Thomas Fire December 12, 2017
Firefighters made some progress controlling the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, which is the fifth-largest in the state's history. Other fires in the area are mostly contained.
- Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows December 12, 2017
The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by midcentury. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.
- Macron Awards U.S. Climate Scientists Grants To 'Make Our Planet Great Again' December 12, 2017
A day before an international summit on the climate, the French president offers some researchers an opportunity to make France a "second homeland."