Climate change means more summer rain and flooding in New York

Ways to Improve the Planet After Covid

As the pandemic and lockdowns dragged on and on over the past year, most of us longed only for the day when the world would return to what it was before Covid-19 entered our vocabulary. For others, though, the months of seclusion led them to search for ways they might be able to make the world just a little better place than it was before. Here are a few ideas on improving your little part of the post-pandemic Earth that you could latch onto, or maybe you have some ideas of your own.

Memorial Day Travel Surge to Test Airports, Airlines

U.S. airline-passenger numbers are forecast to average as many as two million a day through the Memorial Day holiday.

Epic drought tests Hoover Dam as water levels in Lake Mead plummet

Hoover Dam has helped store Colorado River water since 1935, but reservoir levels are nearing the lowest point since Lake Mead was filled.

BlackRock goes against BP board in climate resolution vote

Big setbacks propel oil giants toward a ‘tipping point’

A surprising mix of environmentalists, pension fund managers and big money investors have scored startling victories against oil and coal, opening new battle fronts in the climate fight.

Outrage as regulators let pesticides from factory pollute US town for years

Contamination from an ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, came from some of the world’s largest agricultural companies

‘Black Wednesday’ for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry

Erosion Threatens Region’s Coastal Communities

Flights v flamingos: can Barcelona wildlife reserve survive airport expansion?

Billion-dollar development threatens the future of one of the western Mediterranean’s most important wetlands