Environment & Ecology

Environment and ecology the health and treatment of the planet in which we live, and the complex network of organisms that create this dynamic world.

The climate strike heard around the world: New Yorkers storm the financial district | Photo Story

On Saturday, an estimated 185 countries and hundreds of cities participated in the third, and largest global climate strike. Bringing action and awareness to the climate change crisis, about 4 million people hit the streets.

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Newark residents concerned about health, outraged over city’s “cover up” of lead water crisis

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The looming water crisis comes to a head. Now residents demand answers and scramble for safe drinking water.

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Protecting Florida’s Everglades turn local Indigenous nations into loudest environmental activists

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Centuries ago, the Miccosukee Nation were forced to migrate to the Everglades. Now, Indigenous environmental activists lead the call to protect it.

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Tackling climate change is not an option for the Carribbean insists CARICOM

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Caribbean leaders’ commitment to being at the forefront of addressing climate change is now a matter of their region’s survival. As extreme polarizing weather continues, the Caribbean becomes more vulnerable to future natural crisis and the environmental issues that they already face.

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To drink or not to drink: Advocacy group prepares to sue Newark over elevated lead levels in water

As Newark, N.J. grows, it must deal with a serious dilemma: water.

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Compton’s water woes resurface

Last week, residents of Compton complained of murky water coming from their faucets. Although city officials say that the water is fine, its’ citizens refuse to drink it.

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Dead zones mushroom in waters around the world

Increasing reports of fish life littered on shores or massive areas of little life indicate a growing issue; our sea life is dying. In coastal waters, scientists report the continual spread of dead zones. Known as hypoxia, dead zones are areas in the sea with low levels of oxygen. As oxygen decreases, algae blooms, resulting in

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A Post-Christmas gift: build a wall … of holiday trees for Louisiana coastline

Photo credit: Christin Hume

After Christmas, thousands of trees sit curbside by its former owners without a destination, but the dumpster. Now, good wood finds its home along the marshes of Louisiana to deal with the region’s severe coastal erosion. And the plan works.

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