Photo of a gondolier in Venice, Italy

As People Stay Home, Earth Turns Wilder and Cleaner

An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth. As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and In...
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Great Barrier Reef Enters Crucial Period in Coral Bleaching

CANBERRA, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, scientists said Friday. “The forecasts ... indicate that we can ...
Photo of mourners praying on their knees around the coffin of environmental activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez

Guardian of Monarch Butterfly Grounds Eulogized in Mexico

OCAMPO, Mexico — Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gómez González on Friday, and the homage to him was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended. “Thanks to him many of you had work, ...