‘A tree for each citizen’: Forestami is trying to plant 3 million trees in Milan


Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

‘A tree for each citizen’: Forestami is trying to plant 3 million trees in Milan

An urban reforestation project in Milan is attempting to plant 3 million trees in the northern Italian city, roughly equating to the population of the city's metropolitan area.
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Climate change is on the ballot in the midterms: Here’s what’s at stake.

By Elizabeth Weise Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP
With half of registered voters saying climate change is one of the most important issues in the upcoming midterm elections, could the results on Nov. 8 mean changes for U.S. policy regarding global warming?
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EPA to further slash emissions from climate super-pollutants

By Allyson Chiu Photo: Demetrius Freeman
The latest actions aim to reduce emissions from chemicals that can be thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide in warming the planet.
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When the water rises

By Carol Kaufmann Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A wildlife refuge along the Chesapeake Bay offers a “fast-motion” view of the effects of climate change and rising waters along the nation’s coastlines.
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See everything the White House wanted, and everything it got

By Aatish Bhatia, Francesca Paris and Margot Sanger-Katz
The first two years of the Biden administration have included huge legislative victories: a major bipartisan infrastructure deal, a technology bill, a veterans’ health bill, a gun safety bill, and a package of new investments…
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China accidentally made our gas much cheaper

By Robinson Meyer Photo: Franco Origlia / Getty
You’d be forgiven, at this point, for believing in what the MSNBC host Chris Hayes calls the “gas prices monocausal theory” of American politics. Every major political dynamic, every twist and turn in approval polling…
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World rocked by 29 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2022

by Jeff Masters Photo: Copernicus Sentinel
Florida’s Hurricane Ian, a $20 billion drought and heat wave in Europe, and deadly floods in Pakistan are among the catastrophes so far this year.
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Oceans are warming faster than ever. Here’s what could come next.

By Brady Dennis Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP
The world’s oceans have been warming for generations, a trend that is accelerating and threatens to fuel more supercharged storms, devastate marine ecosystems and upend the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, according to…
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Treasury Dept. to ask insurers for data on climate risks

By Ephrat Livni Photo: Ting Shen
The department is proposing to gather information from across the country to establish where climate change is making property insurance unaffordable or inaccessible.
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Solar and wind energy saved Texans more than $7 billion in 2022 so far

By Noor Adatia Photo: Tom Fox
Researchers examined how much more expensive electricity would have been if the Texas grid did not use wind and solar power.
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