Now Playing:

News

Why Climate Change Poses A Particular Threat To Child Health

NPR

A sweeping study in The Lancet finds that longstanding progress in treating diseases and reducing childhood deaths is in jeopardy.

4 Dead As 'Tinder Box-Like Conditions' Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia

NPR

As of early Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires burning in New South Wales – the most populous state in Australia – and more than 70 in neighboring Queensland.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments For The Youth Climate Crisis Case

OPB

The Oregon Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case brought by two teenagers who want the state to protect its natural resources from harm caused by climate change.

More Environment

World | Environment

'Venice Is On Its Knees': Mayor Blames Worst Flood Tide In 50 Years On Climate Change

The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into Venice that is threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro says, "These are the effects of climate changes."

Fish & Wildlife | News | Health | Environment | Water | local | Science | Animals | Food

Scientists Discover Microplastics In Oregon Oysters And Razor Clams

Nowhere is safe from these tiny plastic particles. And yes, they may have come from your clothing.

News | local | Land use | Energy | Business | Environment

Federal Lawsuit Aims To Kill Stalled Methanol Refinery Project

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state.

Health | World | Environment

As Delhi Chokes On Smog, India's Health Minister Advises: Eat More Carrots

Residents of one of the world's most polluted cities are getting fed up with government inaction — and a few questionable tweets aren't helping.

Land | News | Forestry | Nation | Environment

Illegal Cannabis Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

Insecticides and other chemicals found at the sites threaten long-term damage to ecosystems. California law enforcement, ecologists and others are cracking down on the illegal operations.

Environment | News | World | Water | Arts

The Death And Life Of Iran's Lake Urmia

The massive lake has dried out because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document the disappearing body of water and the people who depend on it.

World | Environment

Australia Wildfires: State Of Emergency Declared Over 'Catastrophic' Danger

Residents in the greater Sydney area have been warned of "catastrophic fire danger," the country's highest danger rating. At least three people have died in the fires in the state of New South Wales.

Environment

Studying The Ripple Effects Of Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice

Scientists have frozen their ship to an ice floe to study the causes and consequences of diminishing Arctic ice, in the hopes of improving how the Arctic is represented in climate models.

World | Environment

3 Dead In Australian Bushfires As Country Braces For Summer

Several fires across New South Wales continue to burn as conditions in the area — two years or more of drought, hot and dry winds, little to no rainfall — have spurred the blazes.

Health | World | Flora and Fauna | Environment

The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

As Cambodia kicks off a three-day water festival, fishermen are struggling to make a living in the face of climate change and hydropower dams.


Additional Funding provided by: Evergreen Hill Education Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Woodpecker Ridge Donor Advised Fund of MRG Foundation

Full List of EarthFix Sponsors