With massive wildfires on the west coast and an unprecedented hurricane season, legislative initiatives aimed at curbing climate change have failed to gain traction. To discuss this, we spoke to Aracely Jimenez-Hudis, deputy communications director of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate change group.
There are two weather-related emergencies currently unfolding, the wildfires out west and a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, plus four more storms developing in the Atlantic. To discuss the White House response to growing concern over the threat of climate change, we spoke to Leah Stokes, a political science professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara.
“We know that the land areas will continue to warm in concert with rising global temperatures over the next decades … the impacts on wildfires, water scarcity, food supplies will indeed worsen over the coming decades as climate change marches forward,” says Dr. Kim Cobb, a professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology.
In a newly published study, scientists at the University of Florida examined 42 post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtles that stranded on beaches in Northeast Florida. They found that almost all of them had ingested plastic in large quantities.
Although Biden and Sanders agree that climate change is an existential threat, the Vermont senator has outlined more aggressive goals than the former vice president. Now Biden is condering bolstering his plans to reduce emissions. (
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Researchers at Greenpeace surveyed roughly 400 recycling plants across the US and found that the facilities are mostly only recycling water bottles and plastic jugs, while everything else is ending up in landfill. UNews spoke with John Hocevar, the author of the Greenpeace report.
In the early 1990s, the island of Thilafushi and its beautiful central lagoon became the Maldives’ dumpster. It serves as a painful reminder of how waste management has an absolutely crucial role to play in the fight against climate change.
Major wildfires continue to devastate parts of California. In the north, the Kincade fire can be seen 85 miles away in San Francisco. Meanwhile in southern California, residents are bracing for dangerous Santa Ana winds that could worsen fire conditions. Salvador Duran is in Santa Rosa with the latest.
Firefighters are battling raging flames in California and are bracing for more devastating winds in the next 24 hours. Salvador Duran is in Healdsburg, northern California where the Kincade fire rages on.
In Texas, a tornado left a trail of heavy damage and power outages across the Dallas area. But as Pedro Rojas reports even though there were no fatalities, the local community is left with a long recovery effort.
Leaders from nearly 200 countries are attending a special UN summit on climate change today as they face pressure from citizens to address global warming. To discuss what to expect from the UN climate summit UNews spoke to reporter Umair Irfan, who's covering this momentous series of meetings for Vox.
A new investigation found that the leading toilet paper brands use zero recycled content in their main products and are instead using the pulp of ancient trees. To discuss this topic UNews spoke to Anthony Swift, he's with the natural resources defense council.