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California Sues the Trump Administration in Its Escalating War Over Auto Emissions

WASHINGTON — California and 23 other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions. The lawsuit represents the starting gun in a sweeping…

‘This Is Our Terrifying World’

Their cities are running out of water. Droughts are driving their friends off their farms. Mosquitoes are showing up in places where they had never seen them. The future of the planet seems so uncertain that they confess to being…

Global climate strike: Live updates – CNN

Activists gather in John Marshall Park for the Global Climate Strike protests on September 20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Students — some as young as elementary school-age — have descended on John Marshall Park in Washington, DC….

What we know about vaping-related lung illness

More than 500 people have become sick from a mysterious vaping-related lung illness and several people have died. But federal health officials say they still don’t know what’s causing the devastating sickness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say experts – EurekAlert

IMAGE: James McSpiritt, an optomechanical engineer in Princeton University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, adjusts an eddy covariance tower, a stationary device used to measure air pollution. The device allowed… view more  In independent studies, two Princeton University research teams…

Climate Strike N.Y.C.: Crowds March, With Greta Thunberg to Speak

[Read more live coverage of the climate strikes.] They packed Foley Square and the streets around City Hall, and jammed the stairs leading out of nearby subway stations. They carried handmade signs like one reading “There is no plan(et) B”…

The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest may soon be protected

A conservation group has reached a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth, an ancient forest with hundreds of the endangered redwood trees, which can live for 3,000 years and rise nearly…

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

Researchers have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, enabling their specific and effective sterilization. The technique killed 99.9% of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacterium present in hospitals. The strategy should also work for other dangerous bacteria.

How to discuss climate change with your uncle

Most people know better than to bring up politics, religion or climatology in polite company. It’s a recipe for arguments, or at least for awkwardness. But when families get together, that recipe is often dusted off anyway. And whether it’s…