Global Climate Change


Climate Change Explained: The New York Times’ Answers to FAQs

Climate Change Explained: The New York Times’ Answers to FAQs

In case you’re one of many people often confused about global warming and climate change, the New York Times published the most commonly asked questions and some pretty straightforward answers.

New Jersey Marks a “Novel” First in Fighting Climate Change

New Jersey Marks a “Novel” First in Fighting Climate Change

Now, builders will be forced to consider climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects.

Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

CC is the first in the Rocky Mountain Region to achieve this milestone—and it didn’t come without student activism and hard work. Now, other universities are following in suit.

The University of Oklahoma is Awarded $4.5 Million for Climate Study

A $4.5 million grant was given to the University of Oklahoma (OU) to study climate extremes such as droughts, floods, and heat waves

Australia Burns On: How it Happened and What to Do

Australia Burns On: How it Happened and What to Do

As brushfires in Australia rage into massive, destructive flames, the world watches people get displaced from homes and trees and animals burn. Here’s why there’s a crisis to begin with and what you can do, even thousands of miles away.

Satellites are Exposing Methane Leaks—and It Found a Huge One That’s Raising Eyebrows

Satellites are Exposing Methane Leaks—and It Found a Huge One That’s Raising Eyebrows

The first satellite designed to monitor the planet’s methane leaks is definitely doing its job: a little-known gas well accident in Ohio is reportedly one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded.

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

The COP25 of this year, hosted in Madrid, proved a disheartening end to urgent climate talks. World leaders disagreed on how to discuss a number of topics, let alone do something about them.

How Your City Can Tackle Food Waste, Too

How Your City Can Tackle Food Waste, Too

Food waste is a bigger conversation than that spinach-gone-bad in the back of your fridge. Food waste is a massive, systematic problem, and cities are finally doing something about it.



Greta Thunberg Named TIME Person of the Year Today

Greta Thunberg Named TIME Person of the Year Today

Despite the mixed opinions already flying in response to TIME’s 2019 person of the year, one thing is indisputable: this teen activist has been incredibly impactful all over the world this year.

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

At the COP25 this week, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued its annual report on the state of global climate change. The data-heavy results are notable, and alarming.

COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

Madrid will host about 25,000 people this week for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Climate Change. This summit really does mark the ‘point of no return’ for climate change discussions.

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

For years now, humans have mistreated and contaminated the very environment that sustains them. But the broad concern for the environment can be so overwhelming that people don’t know what to do or where to start making a difference.

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Earlier this week, researchers received $1.2 million to develop a model to better measure the effects of particulate air pollution on human health, according to the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

The annual World Energy Outlook was just released, and along with it, various forecasts for the future of energy sources and the climate crisis. Clean energy is growing, but not fast enough, it reports.

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

HP Inc. is making huge strides in the manufacturing and recycling sectors for its products. Environmental Protection was lucky enough to witness how the company meets its impressive sustainability goals at the Summit last week with site tours and a speaker agenda.

Great Lakes Water Levels Are Rising, and 2020 Could Be No Different

Great Lakes Water Levels Are Rising, and 2020 Could Be No Different

With ocean levels rising, many other bodies of water are affecting cities, too. The Great Lakes are overflowing with record-breaking levels, and 2020 is projected to see no relief.

Greta Thunberg Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Activism

Greta Thunberg Wins Sweden’s ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ For Her Activism

Global icon and climate activist Greta Thunberg is one of four winners for Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award. She has also been nominated for the actual Nobel Peace Prize, winners to be announced.

Halve Global Emissions by 2030? Experts Say There are Dozens of Ways to Do It

Halve Global Emissions by 2030? Experts Say There are Dozens of Ways to Do It

Environmental experts believe we can still halt a mass environmental catastrophe – if we act fast. Read about the main ways experts say the world can curb emissions.

The Sustainable Forest Cooperative: HP Inc. and WWF Plan to Protect Forests

Today, HP Inc. announced its $11 million partnership with WWF to protect, restore, and manage forests in the paper printing industry. Not only is the company making huge environmental strides, but it’s encouraging other companies to do the same.

What to Expect this Week at the U.N. Climate Summit

What to Expect this Week at the U.N. Climate Summit

This week, the United Nations headquarters in New York will host the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The 2019 priority is one that is not unfamiliar: the world’s climate emergency.