Environment Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

In California, Santa Barbara Community Holds Vigil For Mudslide Victims

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/578172720/578172721" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Why Three Towns Are Fighting To Be The 'Ice Box Of The Nation'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/578172751/578172752" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rescues Continue In California Mudslide Zones

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577900657/577900658" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

California Woman Shares Story Of Mudslide Survival

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577713367/577713368" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

It's Becoming Increasingly Hard For California Homeowners To Get Insurance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577713360/577713361" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tim Kruger on the TED stage. Bret Hartman/TED hide caption

toggle caption
Bret Hartman/TED

Tim Kruger: How Do We Slow Climate Change Before It's Too Late?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577435746/577464690" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Search Continues In California For Missing People After Mudslides

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577453440/577453444" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How Firewood Is Faring In Vermont After Severe Cold Spell

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577453517/577453518" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Garbage lies north of Beirut in 2017, after it washed away from a nearby seaside dump. Beirut and its suburbs generate some 3,000 tons of garbage per day. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

Environmentalists Warn Of Mediterranean Pollution From Lebanon Land Reclamation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/575925118/577833747" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A head of poor-quality malt barley taken directly from a field in Power, Mont. Heat and a lack of water resulted in small and light kernels. Grain rejected for malt barley often ends up as animal feed. Tony Bynum/Food & Environment Reporting Network hide caption

toggle caption
Tony Bynum/Food & Environment Reporting Network

Florida Receives Offshore Drilling Exemption; Others Want It, Too

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577279652/577279653" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Search Continues For Hundreds After Mudslides In Southern California

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577163218/577163230" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Florida Officials Struggling To Find Affordable Housing For Locals Months After Hurricane Irma

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/577163247/577163248" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A modern moth with a proboscis, the organ adapted for sucking up fluids such as nectar. Newly discovered fossil evidence suggests ancestors of such animals exists before flowering plants, raising questions about what ancient butterflies and moths used their tongue-like appendages for. Hossein Rajaei/Science Advances hide caption

toggle caption
Hossein Rajaei/Science Advances

'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/576763256/577163279" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Trump administration will cancel plans to allow oil drilling off the coasts of Florida at the request of Gov. Rick Scott, seen in Doral, Fla., last year. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Lynne Sladky/AP

Californians Evacuated Out Of Fear Of Mudslides Where Thomas Fire Scorched Land

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/576858272/576858273" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

It was no mere flurry that hit the area. In some parts of the region surrounding Ain Sefra, as much as 16 inches of snow fell Sunday. Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson hide caption

toggle caption
Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12. Perry's proposed rule to benefit nuclear and coal power plants has been rejected by a federal regulatory commission. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images