Climate

Northwestern University
Global warming may make infectious diseases such as COVID-19 more widespread by changing disease progression and interaction among people, warn health and climate experts. Ester Wells reports for Medill.
Robert Rosner and Suzet McKinney stand on either side of the Doomsday Clock, which reads "It is 100 seconds to midnight."

Robert Rosner, left, chair of the Bulletin Science and Security Board, and board member Suzet McKinney unveil the time on the Doomsday Clock at a Zoom news conference on Jan. 27. Rosner is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and McKinney is CEO and executive director of the Illinois Medical District. (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Northwestern University
Scientists sound the alarm on climate change and nuclear risk as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced the 2021 time for its historic clock, which counts down to a “midnight” apocalypse. Carlyn Kranking reports.
Air pollution in Cairo

Air pollution in Cairo. (World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr)

The George Washington University
Experts anticipate the Middle Eastern-North African region being affected by climate change more than other regions. While the extent is unclear, certain factors make these countries particularly susceptible.

New York restaurant, Blue Hill, was one of the first to prioritize ultra-local sourcing. (Lou Stejskal)

The George Washington University
To lower their environmental impact, restaurants are transitioning their operations to be more sustainable and climate friendly.

Supporters of President Joe Biden join others in downtown D.C. on Inauguration Day. (Madison Muller/Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
President Joe Biden said the U.S. is facing “a climate in crisis” in his inauguration speech Wednesday, marking the beginning of a presidency that promises action on climate. Nico Portuondo reports for Medill.
Lake Thingvallavatn is shown amid a landscape of snowy mountains.

Lake Thingvallavatn in Iceland used to freeze solid in the winter. Now, it is beginning to thaw. (Axel Kristinsson/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
On March 9, 2017, a strange crack appeared on the ice-laden surface of Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
As climate change worsens wildfires, what can the U.S. learn from Australia's fires?
The bridge in Ellicott City among debris after the flooding in 2016.

The Ellicott City bridge among debris and boarded-up shop doors after the devastating 2016 flood (Photo Courtesy of Preservation Maryland/Creative Commons).

George Washington University
The community of Ellicott City, MD is working together to protect against future devastating floods.
Smoke plume and evacuation from the 2018 Woolsey Fire

The smoke plume from the fast-moving Woolsey Fire encroaching on Malibu on Nov. 9, 2018, as residents evacuate along the Pacific Coast Highway. (Cyclonebiskit/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
California's wildfires get worse year after year. Air quality, home evacuations, structure damage, and a whole host of issues plague the state each year. And none of us are surprised.

The Cedars of God (‎Arz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon Cedar, Cedrus libani, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon. (Paul Saad/Creative Commons 2.0)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
The cultural and ecological significance of cedar trees in Lebanon are at risk by the human negligence and anthropogenic climate change. It will take the work of grassroots organizations to work on conservation and restoration.

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