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Blythe Pepino, age 33, is the founder of the BirthStrike movement with spokeswoman Alice Brown.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wonders whether people should have kids in a climate-ravaged world. So does this movement of ‘BirthStrikers.’

A new movement of women refusing to bring children into a world doomed by climate changed has sprung into the global spotlight.
Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is a remote Chilean territory in the South Pacific.

In a world first, a woman just swam around Easter Island, logging more than 39 miles in 19 hours without any help from fins or boats

South African swimmer Sarah Ferguson said circling Easter Island was the toughest swim she has ever completed.
A rescue ship works to extinguish the fire on the stricken Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea.

It’s been nearly 30 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. But that crisis pales in comparison to these recent ocean disasters.

Disasters like oil spills pollute the ocean and kill marine life. Since 1967, there have been more than 9,500 tanker oil spills around the globe.

Bill Gates is $9.5 billion richer than he was a year ago, worth over $100 billion, but not just from Microsoft

Bill Gates is giving his money to charity, but his wealth keeps growing. He's now reportedly one of two people worth more than $100 billion.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.
Staff at D' Bone Collector Museum Inc. in Davao, Philippines, examine the contents of a dead whale's stomach.

A whale washed up dead in the Philippines with almost 100 pounds worth of trash in its stomach, including plastic shopping bags and rice sacks

Scientists said the curvier's beaked whale died from 'gastric shock,' and it was the most plastic they'd ever seen in a whale.
Greenland's ice is melting four times faster now than it was 16 years ago.

A devastating Arctic temperature rise that could submerge coastal cities and trigger species extinction is now locked in

Even if the world met its most ambitious climate change goals, winter temperatures in the Arctic will still rise 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.
A skeleton of a fish lies forgotten on the dry bed of Lake Penuelas outside Santiago, Chile.

12 signs we’re in the middle of a 6th mass extinction

Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction, thanks to climate change and human-driven habitat destruction. About 26,000 species are threatened.
NOAA captures satellite imagery of a mid-latitude cyclone forming over the central US.

A bomb cyclone has impacted 25 US states, causing flooding, white-out conditions, and power outages — here’s what that is

The recent bomb cyclone moving across the US grounded 1,300 flights, left 84,000 homes without power, and killed at least one person.
A viral Facebook post and hashtag called #trashtag are inspiring people to start cleaning up.

A new viral challenge for ‘bored teens’ is inspiring people to clean up trash in parks and beaches

People are sharing photos of littered areas before and after cleaning them up as part of the viral #trashtag challenge.