Venice tests billion-dollar anti-flood system

Venice conducted the first trial of a controversial new dam system made up of 78 inflatable barriers to protect the lagoon city from severe flooding on Friday. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ...

Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in th...

Typhoon saved S. Taiwan's coral reefs from bleaching: Researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French researcher at Academia Sinica has shared the results of five years of research conducted in southern Taiwan, demonstrating a connection between extreme weather an...

Sanders comments on Castro could pose hurdles in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Like many young voters in Florida, Jared Machado is concerned about rising sea levels, college tuition and landing a job when he graduates from the University of Florida in a few months. ...

Photos of 'king tides' globally show risks of climate change

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, ...

Watchdog group says Guyana lost billions in Exxon oil deal

HAVANA (AP) — A natural-resource watchdog group alleges in a new report that Guyana may have lost as much as $55 billion in potential revenue by poorly negotiating a deal with ExxonMobil to pump reser...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who ...

Florida wades into creating task force on sea-level rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After years of mostly ignoring climate change, Florida lawmakers waded deeper into the matter on Tuesday advancing a proposal that would create a statewide Office of Resilienc...

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

LONDON (AP) — Environmental issues dominate the global risks for top decision-makers over the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Wednes...

New high school puts focus on environment, climate change

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise. ...

Revelers around the world usher in the new decade

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. ...

In New Jersey, a slow-motion evacuation from climate change

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Housing is in high demand in the heavily populated northeastern United States. But in Woodbridge, New Jersey, the state has bought and torn down 145 homes since 2013 and retur...

Scientists claim to find ancient seawall off Israeli coast

HAHOTRIM BEACH, Israel (AP) — An international team of researchers says it has discovered a 7,000-year-old-seawall along Israel's Mediterranean coast, providing evidence that coastal communities prote...

COP25: Greta Thunberg warns world leaders about climate inaction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) on Wednesday (Dec. 11), accusing governments ...

Tuvalu picks Taiwan artist as ‘Ambassador for Climate Emergency’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwanese artist Vincent Huang (黃瑞芳) has been tapped by Tuvalu’s government as the South Pacific country’s “Ambassador for Climate Emergency,” it wa...