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A landmark lawsuit in which kids sued the US government over its contribution to climate change has been dismissed after a 5-year fight

The youth plaintiffs claimed the US government was violating their constitutional rights by knowingly contributing to climate change.
Israeli startup UBQ claims it can convert trash into pellets, which can then be converted into a base for plastic.

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics industry — and these companies are racing to deliver

More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate new forms of plastic that can be recycled over and over.
The Starline on the way to Walvis Bay on Christmas morning.

I woke up on a train in the Namibian desert alone on Christmas Day — and it was one of the best things I have ever done

Vast, sandy deserts, signs in German, incredibly friendly locals — a trip to the southern African nation of Namibia is unlike almost anywhere else.
Workers install a panel washing robot on the 28-Gigawatt solar farm at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 16, 2016. In 2007, former President George W. Bush signed a law requiring the Pentagon get a quarter of its electricity from renewables by 2025.

US green energy investment climbed to record highs in 2019 — despite the Trump administration’s stance on climate change

The spending was bolstered by wind and solar firms rushing to earn federal tax credits before the government scales them back, Bloomberg reported.
Sparrows fly around a bird feeder, September 29, 2015.

An avian apocalypse has arrived in North America. Birdsong could become a rare sound.

The skies over the US and Canada are far emptier than they were 50 years ago. Birds are losing their habitats and suffering due to climate change.
Global average temperatures from 2015 to 2019, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980.

The US saw 14 billion-dollar disasters in 2019 — the world’s second-hottest year ever

"The decade that just ended is clearly the warmest decade on record," NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt said.
A banded driftfish seeks shelter in the tentacles of an amakusa jellyfish.

32 award-winning underwater photos reveal a troupe of tiny seahorses, a hot-pink sea slug, and fish living in beer bottles

The images that took first place in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition showcase the beauty and drama of ocean life.
A banded driftfish seeks shelter in the tentacles of an amakusa jellyfish.

32 award-winning underwater photos reveal a troupe of tiny seahorses, a hot-pink sea slug, and fish living in beer bottles

The images that took first place in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition showcase the beauty and drama of ocean life.
Crowds in the French Quarter of New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

24 destinations in North America that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Niagara Falls and a staircase in New York, to a pig-filled Bahamas beach, some destinations are being loved to death.
Crowds in the French Quarter of New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

24 destinations in North America that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

From Niagara Falls and a staircase in New York, to a pig-filled Bahamas beach, some destinations are being loved to death.