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Left: Greta Thunberg sits outside the Swedish parliament building in order to raises awareness for climate change on August 28, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. Right: eople protest during a Climate Strike march in San Francisco, California, September 20, 2019.

2 striking photos taken just over a year apart show how Greta Thunberg’s climate strike inspired millions

One year and one month ago, Greta Thunberg began her lonely climate change demonstrations at Swedish parliament. On Friday she was joined by millions.
People walk the flooded waters on Hopper Road, September 19, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

A tropical storm is flooding Texas with up to 43 inches of rain, just 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, sl...

Officials say flooding from Imelda is worse than that of Hurricane Harvey. Climate change is making storms stronger, wetter, and more frequent.
16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg became the face of climate-change activism

Greta Thunberg has met with world leaders, led climate strikes, sailed across the Atlantic, and been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
A chirping western Meadowlark.

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds in the last 50 years — another sign that we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction

A new study found that there's been a 29% decline in bird populations in the US and Canada since 1970.

The US does not have ‘the world’s cleanest and safest air,’ as Trump has claimed. These are the 8 states with the worst air pollutio...

The US ranks 10th worldwide when it comes to air quality. Within the US, California has the worst air pollution.
Raphael Manet checks the growth of oyster mushrooms at the "Bunker Comestible," (the "edible bunker") in Strasbourg, France, on February 19, 2018. The organic farm was established in a former gunpowder warehouse bunker used during the Franco-German 1870 war.

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.
Kids call for climate action at a "Fridays for Future" protest in Leipzig, Germany in August.

Germany’s considering a new tax on meat — but it might not be a model for Democrats who want Americans to eat fewer hamburgers

German politicians are considering a controversial tax on meat to boost animal welfare, fight climate change, and improve human health.
Around 600 cruise ships dock in Venice, Italy, every year.

7 places being ruined by cruise ships

Here are seven places that have been negatively impacted by cruise ships, and how they're working to recover.
Stems of Eurasian watermilfoil, bearing soft, feathery leaves, reach for the sky from the bed of Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a hippo murder, a hungry leopard seal, and a weevil ensnared by zombie fungus

The front-runners in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest showcase human-animal interactions and animals' struggles to get a decent meal.
People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, July 13, 2019.

Life-saving tips that could help in almost any natural disaster, from fires to hurricanes

Less than half of Americans say they are prepared for a disaster. Here's what to remember if one strikes.