Activist Greta Thunberg Was Detained By Police In Germany For Protesting The Expansion Of A Coal Mine
The Swedish climate activist was protesting the expansion of a coal mine in Western Germany.
Two storm-related fatalities have been reported since Wednesday, including a 19-year-old woman and a toddler.
Causes of the storm-related deaths included exposure, heart attacks, and car crashes.
Feeling anxious or depressed about the climate crisis is normal, and experts say getting involved, joining a support group, and making more sustainable decisions can help.
Everyone On TikTok Is Obsessed With Thrifting. This Is What Five Young Climate Activists Think Matter More.
TL;DR: Stop thrifting so much and join a local organization to really help with climate change.
Activists Say The Outrage At Them Gluing Their Hands To Famous Paintings Is Nothing Compared To What Climate Change Will Do To Art
"Those activists are on the same side as you. They're not protesting the museum or have a problem with the art. They're making a desperate statement that we are in danger."
Despite Angry Notes From Neighbors, People Are Ditching Grass Lawns For Sustainable Substitutes, And It's The Absolute Best
In case you missed it, 36.96% of the United States is currently in a drought. Giving up our grass lawns is a great thing we can do to help.
The Founder Of Patagonia Is Giving The Company Away So That All The Profits Go Toward Fighting Climate Change
“We can save our planet if we commit to it.”
Kim Kardashian Said People Can “Pick And Choose” Which Practices They Use To Combat Climate Change Amid Her Private Jet And Water Usage Scandals
“@KimKardashian using 9 years’ worth of water in a month and frolicking around in her jet needlessly and then saying she can ‘pick and choose’ how she pays attention to the climate crisis is... really something.”
It’s easier than you think to choose environmentally friendly foods at the grocery store. Here are some quick tips if you care about climate change, sustainability, and the environment.
Horrifying Photos And Videos Capture The Utter Devastation Of Pakistan’s “Monster Monsoon” Floods That Have Already Killed Nearly 1,000 People
"Pakistan is living through a serious climate catastrophe, one of the hardest in the decade."
"Change is coming and change is here, and it's going to be much more extreme. And extreme is our new normal,” a scientist said. The heavy rainfall comes amid a massive drought in Texas.
Here’s How Bad Taylor Swift’s And Other Celebs' Private Jet Emissions Really Are For The Environment
The stakes are higher than you think.
Gen Z Readers Shared What They Wish Older Generations Understood About Being A Young Person In 2022, And Everyone Should Listen To What They Have To Say
"It's not that we're dramatic or looking for attention — we are genuinely horrified at the state of the world, all while being told that we have it easier than anyone has ever had."
Khloé Kardashian Liked A Post Joking That Kris Jenner Leaked The Controversial News Of Taylor Swift’s Private Jet Being Used 170 Times This Year
“Momager Kris always has a backstory for whatever scandal her fam goes thru.”
The children, ages 8, 6, 4, and 2, were killed after being swept away from their parents' grip in the deadly floods that devastated Kentucky.
The pile-on that has befallen Jenner this week might say more about the helplessness people are feeling than about the celebrity herself.
"I want us to be happy about the weather. I don't know whether something's happened to meteorologists to make you all a little fatalistic."
Europe Is Having A Heat Wave And People Are Freaking Out Because We’re Not Built For This Kind Of Weather
“This emergency — these heat waves and future weather disasters — have come about because of a system where the richest among us, like Kylie Jenner, can consume on an unimaginable scale.”
"Heed this advice — I moved to Australia from Wales when I was 4 and nearly died of heatstroke within a week."
“It’s a pretty grim picture, and it’s trending worse,” one US Forest Service employee told BuzzFeed News.
"Think about the Earth. There are people who are in the process of destroying the Earth. Think about them!"
Boaters at Lake Mead recently found a barrel — exposed by dropping water levels — that contained human remains. Authorities say it won't be the last.
“The EPA is still in crisis,” one environmentalist said.
One of society’s greatest threats often instills fear and hopelessness in readers, but journalism can offer new possibilities through language use and framing.
“It’s Now Or Never”: The Next Three Years Are Crucial To Preventing The Worst Impacts Of Climate Change
"We are on a fast track to climate disaster," United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said.
A 2021 winter storm overwhelmed Denton's power grid, pushing the city into crushing debt. Then a faceless company arrived with a promise to refill its coffers — and double its energy use.
“Language should never be a barrier to critical information that could save lives,” New York Attorney General Letitia James wrote in a letter to federal officials.
As a growing number of intense storms batters the country, more Americans are at risk of losing everything as high rents push tenants below ground.
It's possible to channel climate despair into climate action.
Climate Change Threatens Life As We Know It And The Only Way To Minimize The Damage Is To Act Now, Hundreds Of Scientists Warn
“Scientific evidence is unequivocal: Climate change is a threat to human well-being and planetary health,” concludes the report.
“I Have Nowhere To Go”: This Woman Lost Her New Jersey Apartment Due To Ida’s Flooding. Government Officials Just Evicted Her From Her Temporary Housing.
Lataiyyah Washington is one of more than 600 people who lost their subsidized housing in Elizabeth, New Jersey, due to the storm.
“I'm kind of freezing moments in someone's life and freezing historical moments that in the future will be something that will not be repeated. It will be over. It will be gone.”
House members pushed back on crypto CEOs' assertion that bitcoin's energy consumption is actually a "feature not a bug."
Wondering where I can adopt a COVID-detecting dog for myself...
NOAA announced that at least 688 people died from extreme weather in 2021, but BuzzFeed News has shown that the true toll is much higher.
If your housing situation has been impacted by a wildfire, hurricane, storm, flood, or another climate-related natural disaster, BuzzFeed News would like to hear your story.
“In a few places, there’s still smoldering debris and smoke partially covered by snow,” Gov. Jared Polis said. “It’s really an odd and disturbing juxtaposition.”
“This Is Climate Change Barging Through The Front Door”: Water Scarcity Is Forcing Changes In How The Colorado River Is Shared
Huge decisions will be made in the next few years about who gets water from the shrinking Colorado River. Basin tribes are fighting to get their share.
The White House Is Defending The CDC’s New 5-Day Coronavirus Isolation Guideline For Asymptomatic People
“We are standing on the shoulders of two years of science,” the CDC director said.
We looked back at the year in climate change and the disasters we'll be seeing more often as our world is altered by climate-polluting fossil fuels.
A New Coronavirus "Variant Of Concern" Has Prompted The US And Other Countries To Impose Travel Restrictions
Experts cautioned there is still limited research on the new, potentially more transmissible COVID-19 variant that was first reported in South Africa.
While the situation is heartbreaking, Canadians are coming together to support one another.
“The idea of making a chronicle of such violence to the earth set the course for much of my future work.”
Countries like the US and Australia are reopening their borders to vaccinated travelers, making for emotional reunions nearly two years in the making at airports around the world.
Failing to act on climate change, climate experts warn, will cost even more money. So we tried to calculate just how much.
Where our planet stands today, how we got to this point, and what we must do to avoid disaster.
"If the projections are right, then we're already committed to a heartbreaking amount of loss, like a truly devastating amount of loss."
World leaders gathered at an international climate summit in Glasgow on Monday to discuss how to avert climate catastrophe.
Our current coastlines gone. Bangkok underwater. Massive declines in the fish population. More droughts, downpours, and heat waves.
Democrats questioned Big Oil executives about their role in spreading misinformation about climate change and their role in hindering climate change legislation.
Record-setting rainfall thankfully dented California’s severe drought. But extremes of wet and dry are expected to intensify, with destructive consequences.
Under the first-ever federally declared water cuts, Arizona will lose 20% of its supply from the Colorado River in 2022.
It doesn't have to be like this.
Democrats will have to choose between greatly watering down all of their policies or giving up on some big promises.
Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.
Ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the environmental lawyer has become a target of the far right’s bogus narrative around race.
“I'm not trying to say the sky is falling, but it may be. We just don't know yet.”
Climate change is making the work of wildland firefighters more grueling each year, leaving them traumatized: "Everyone knows or knows of someone who has died by suicide.”
"Day 1 after Hurricane Ida destroyed my house."
“Many people saw it basically as kind of like Dick Cheney conducting a search for the vice president...and then deciding that he would be the best vice president.”
With the remnants of Hurricane Ida hammering New York City, the National Weather Service issued the first-ever Flash Flood Emergency for the city.
A Dangerous Wildfire Forced Thousands Of People To Flee Lake Tahoe, And Firefighters Are Blaming Climate Change
"What seemed exceedingly unlikely a few weeks ago is happening," UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said.
Hundreds of thousands of residents in New Orleans are without power.
Evictions Can Resume After The Supreme Court Halted The Biden Administration’s Coronavirus Moratorium
The Biden administration had revived a pause on evictions as the Delta variant causes COVID-19 cases to spike.
At least 22 people were killed after flash floods in Tennessee this weekend. Others are still missing.
Lizzie Johnson’s new book about the 2018 Camp fire in Northern California chronicles our nightmarish present — and future — with climate change–driven massive wildfires.
Internal memos show that activists of color within the Sunrise Movement have privately alleged mistreatment for years — as the climate group publicly fought for racial justice.
Haulover is slated to be dredged by the US Army Corps of Engineers, with the beach-quality sand being moved to shore up nearby Bal Harbour Beach.
Record rainfall fills Zhengzhou's streets and subway stations, leaving at least 25 people dead and thousands stranded and wading in chest deep water.
From California to Washington, out-of-control wildfires are devouring landscapes and firefighting resources.
In Case You Had Any Doubts, Scientists Found Climate Change Was Definitely Behind The Deadly Pacific Northwest Heat Wave
“This is something that nobody saw coming, that nobody thought possible,” one scientist said.
“It is typical for three to four sudden death calls to come in each day in the city. But to have 53 in one day is unprecedented ... it is truly gut-wrenching.”
2021 is shaping up to be another dangerous year for wildfires. Follow the latest data on the fires, air quality, and fire risk across the US.
The heat has cracked and buckled streets, impacted flights, and closed down businesses.
The EPA Just Announced A $50 Million Push To Help Underserved Communities Tackle Pollution And Get Jobs
“This is the most aggressive approach to tackling environmental injustice and equity issues,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan told BuzzFeed News.
“I think it's certainly consistent with an attempt to hide the sequences,” said the researcher, whose internet sleuthing has uncovered 13 genetic sequences from early in the outbreak in Wuhan, China.
One video showed Cruz's dog Snowflake looking at the protesters through a front door window, reminiscent of the time the poodle was photographed after the senator ditched him and millions of Texans freezing in a deadly winter storm for a Cancún vacation.
The department’s former senior official on nonproliferation says he intervened to prevent the US government from “embarrassing and discrediting” itself with claims that lacked strong scientific evidence.
Joseph Kelly has an easy fix to the climate crisis — and he’ll take down anyone who tries to stop him from selling it to you.
As cases in India surge faster than anywhere in the world, Indians struggle to care for their family members who have COVID and mourn lost loved ones.
"I'm going to infect you all with the coronavirus."
Kadir van Lohuizen’s photographs show how rising sea levels are threatening coastlines from Bangladesh to New York City.
The US is responsible for about 13% of global greenhouse emissions. Biden is targeting drastically cutting those emissions this decade.
These otherworldly images show the huge impact humans have had on the Amazon rainforest.
Ask anything from how humans contribute to global warming to why your allergies are getting worse.
Perfect for celebrating Earth Day.
“It’s everyday life to me. I don’t know how else to describe it because I am so used to surviving that way.”
Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Both Received The Coronavirus Vaccine, And Their Instagram Posts About It Are Peak Blake And Ryan
“My husband tryin’ to troll me.”
“I think it’s a step towards our vision of a Green New Deal,” an activist from the Sunrise Movement said. They just think it falls far short.
As a World Health Organization and Chinese study into the origins of the pandemic gives no conclusive answers, the controversial theory that the virus emerged from a lab refuses to go away.
Australia has experienced its worst flooding in decades, as people struggle to handle the massive amounts of rainfall.
Amazon is promoting COVID conspiracy books around the world.
A Large PR Firm Pledged To Fight Climate Change. Then It Took Millions From A Notorious Fossil Fuel Trade Group.
Edelman, a PR firm that’s pledged to “work with an environmental conscience,” was paid $4 million to promote one of the most extreme fossil fuel trade groups in the country, new tax filings show.
German Radio Station Bayern3 Apologized After Their Host Likened BTS To The Coronavirus In An On-Air Rant
In a vitriolic rant, host Matthias Matuschik likened the Korean group to "a virus that we'll hopefully have a vaccine for soon."
One analyst said the policy blocked thousands of people from legally immigrating to the US.