North Dakota Is the Deadliest State to Work In

James West/Climate Desk

A new report finds exceptionally high fatality rates in the oil and gas and construction industries.

7 Scary Facts About How Global Warming Is Scorching the United States

Your new America (observed temperature changes over the last 22 years). National Climate Assessment.

The National Climate Assessment isn’t just about our future. It’s about our scarcely recognizable present.

WATCH: These Reefs Are Beautiful—But Most of the Coral Is Dead

Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

One tiny Caribbean island is scrambling to save its coral in the face of global warming.

How To Convince Conservative Christians That Global Warming Is Real

Katharine Hayhoe

Millions of Americans are evangelical Christians. Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe is persuading them that our planet is in peril.

Virginia Oil Tanker Derailment: “The River Was On Fire”


This is just the latest in a string of oil-by-rail accidents—and yet the feds are dragging their heels on safety rules.


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